Flint, a seizure-detection dog for a student at Dripping Springs (Texas) Independent School District, is trained to put his head in the student’s lap when it senses she is about to have a seizure so that the staff can take measures to protect the student.
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5 Tips for Transporting Service Animals

As the number of students with service dogs needing transportation has risen, awareness of the law and responsibilities, advance planning and communication are key.

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1 killed, 6 injured in school bus crash

A New Jersey motorist was killed when he struck a school bus, which drove off the road and overturned. Four students and the bus driver were injured, and the aide was hospitalized for serious injuries.

This peak-of-action photo from  high-speed side view video shows a Reach pediatric wheelchair protecting a 6-year-old crash-test dummy in a 30 mph frontal sled-impact test by a five-point wheelchair-integrated harness. Photo courtesy of UMTRI with permission from Leggero LLC
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Getting up to Speed on Wheelchair Transport Safety

Key improvements include accommodations for transporting smaller children, more stringent crash testing of wheelchair tiedowns for wheelchair-anchored lap belts, a logo that identifies equipment that meets standards, and pass/fail ratings for proper seat belt use.

Indianapolis Public Schools is piloting Here Comes the Bus, an app created by Synovia Solutions that lets parents see the location of their child's bus.
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Indiana district pilots school bus tracking app

Indianapolis Public Schools is using Here Comes the Bus, which lets parents track their child’s bus, on a few buses before rolling it out district-wide. A few other districts in the state piloted the app last year.

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School bus driver honored for quick thinking in crash

When an oncoming car suddenly veered into his lane, James Bratager, a driver for Olympia (Wash.) School District, was able to swerve the bus to avoid a head-on collision. He was presented with a certificate of recognition.

A Tennessee bill would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use a portable electronic device while driving or loading students.
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Bill targets school bus driver texting

The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.

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