Fairfax Schools to Continue Cafeteria Surveillance Pilot

Fairfax (VA) Schools will retain the use of surveillance cameras in six school cafeteria pilot sites for at least another year before deciding whether to expand the program district-wide, the school board decided. The cameras were put in a year ago to see if they could be effective in deterring theft that costs the financially strapped district more than a million dollars a year. Fairfax projects a system-wide $176 milllion deficit this school year.

The cameras, which cost about $18,0

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