From S.F. Examiner by Amy Crawford:
Parents of special-education students in the San Francisco Unified School District plan to renew their push for cameras on school buses in light of allegations that a bus driver molested 11-year-old girls in 2004 and 2011.

The district’s Community Advisory Committee for Special Education has long wanted security cameras on the 20-seat yellow school buses that shuttle disabled students, Chairwoman Katy Franklin said.

“Many children who ride those buses are nonverbal, or cognitively impaired, and are unable to communicate things that happen to them,” said Franklin, the mother of a special-needs student.

Although the committee’s request is long-standing, it gained new urgency following the recent arrest of a contract bus driver for First Student Inc., which serves the district.

Roberto Marty was taken off duty last year following a molesting allegation, and the complaint led police to reopen a 2004 investigation into whether Marty abused another girl.

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