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Alarm aims to prevent bus rolling incidents
November 28, 2012
After incidents in which school buses rolled away when drivers failed to engage the parking brake, an Indiana school district and a bus dealership collaborate on a solution. The system warns drivers if they have unfastened their seat belt without engaging the air brake parking system.
Ind. district to adopt transit-style bus routes
August 7, 2012
The changes at Washington Community Schools will take effect Aug. 14 and are made in response to state budget constraints. Officials say the routes now have designated stops within an area or region throughout the city limits, and buses will no longer do door-to-door stops, among other new policies.
Ind. association awards 2 scholarships
May 15, 2012
Erin Weber and Abbey Schmitt, two high school seniors, each receive $500 from the Indiana State School Bus Drivers Association. The association gives out the scholarships annually to the children and grandchildren of members.
VIDEO: School bus crashes into diner during Ind. tornado
April 2, 2012
Onboard footage shows the vehicle being lifted into the air before it was flung into a diner during a tornado in Henryville last month. In the video, driver Angel Perry can be heard providing instructions to students on board and safely evacuating them before the tornado hits the bus.
Ind. district increases safety measures after tornado
March 28, 2012
Stephen Satterly, director of transportation and school safety at the Community School Corp. of Southern Hancock County in New Palestine, discusses with SBF the training topics he’s covering with his bus drivers and the policy changes he’s planning to implement following this month’s F4 tornado in Henryville. He also shares emergency planning best practices that are part of a white paper he’s co-writing.
Onspot expands Ind. factory
March 14, 2012
The manufacturer of automatic tire chain systems purchases the 3-acre property next door to its North Vernon facility. The property includes a 7,400-square foot building that will become a storage warehouse.
Ind. bill aims to ban bus fees
February 1, 2012
Students and parents could not be charged a fee for transportation to and from school, under legislation that passed out of the Indiana House. The issue of school bus fees has been a source of contention in the state in recent years.
Bus vandalism causes Ind. district to close schools
November 29, 2011
Batteries were stolen and cables were cut on 26 to 28 Metropolitan School District of Warren Township buses over the weekend, forcing the closure on Monday. Superintendent Dr. Peggy Hinckley says that district officials learned that the thefts and vandalism may be related to other, similar thefts that occurred over the weekend.
Teen sentenced for burning Ind. district’s buses
August 11, 2011
The 15-year-old boy, who has been in secure detention for 68 days, will spend a maximum of 22 more days there, followed by several months at a treatment center for children, for intentionally starting a fire in June that destroyed four Tippecanoe School Corp. buses. If he fails to comply at the treatment center, he will be sent to the state’s Department of Correction.
InterMotive to open office in Indiana
December 13, 2010
The new Elkhart branch will provide quicker access to eastern U.S. and Canadian customers of the company, which supplies electronic vehicle control systems for school buses and other vehicles.
Indiana state troopers catch illegal bus passers
October 11, 2010
Authorities rode on three of Vigo County School Corp.’s school buses in late September and wrote three traffic citations for motorists who violated the state’s school bus stop arm law. The enforcement action stemmed from complaints made by the school system’s bus drivers about alleged illegal passing.
Indiana district wants DOT to pay for bus damage
September 14, 2010
Bus drivers for Indian Creek Schools have reported that rocks used in a surfacing material on a stretch of road were flying up and cracking buses’ windshields and chipping paint while they were on their routes. The district has filed a tort claim against the state DOT and believes that it should fund the cost of bus repairs.
Indiana districts drop bus rider fees
July 27, 2010
Franklin Township Community School Corp. forgoes plans to charge a $75 fee following Attorney General Gregory Zoeller’s legal opinion that such fees are unconstitutional. The district’s board disagrees, but feels that being sued over the fee could be costly. Lake Central School Corp. drops its $10 fee out of respect for Zoeller’s opinion.
Indiana attorney general: School bus fees are unconstitutional
July 13, 2010
Gregory Zoeller issues a legal opinion piece after receiving a request from the state’s Board of Accounts, which took issue with a district’s proposal to begin charging $75 per student for bus rides.
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