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IN THE NEWS: Astatula Elementary student moves forward with device designed to stop speeding near school buses

School Bus Safety Arm  



When an Astatula Elementary fifth-grade student continued to see cars speeding past her stopped bus, she decided to take action. Julia Dumont won first place at the Lake County Regional Science Fair for her invention aimed at improving bus safety. She created a flashing light bar with a stop sign. It's made of a 7-foot PVC pipe, equipped with two 2 1/2-foot flashing LED bars and an additional stop sign. The project drew media attention and praise from the community. Now, she will present her idea to the Lake County School Board at the April 8 meeting. Learn more about Julia and her invention as reported by WKMG.