Bills that have been introduced or will be this week would prohibit children from having to cross state highways. Lawmakers are also seeking to raise the penalties for drivers who fail to stop for school bus stop arms and want to deploy cameras on those stop arms to capture the license plates of vehicles that do violate the stop-arm law.
The Ocala School District is enforcing a new policy as part of increased security measures following the April 20 shooting incident at Forest High School. Its nearly 6,000 teachers, staff members and administrators are already required to wear a visible ID. And now high school students will be required to as well.