Back to school: 61K students return to class in Volusia County

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — More than 61,000 Volusia County students are returning to classrooms on Monday.

The district is the last in Central Florida to head back to school.


Likely just about every other school district in the area, Volusia County is dealing with a bus driver shortage. But the district said it will have enough drivers to get things started on Monday, but there could be some minor delays.

Aboard those buses is also a new camera system that gives administrators a 360-degree view of the bus both inside and out.

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They can provide recordings to schools for student behavior situations and law enforcement on the scene of a crash. And the video is constantly streaming.

“Now we’re able to pull that video live wherever the bus may be at that at a split second notice,” said Rodney Smith with Volusia County Schools Transportation.

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Parents looking to keep tabs on their kid’s bus can download the “Where’s My Bus” app. To sign up your child must be a registered bus rider, and you’ll need their birthdate and Alpha code to log in.

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