In Texas, a 14-year-old boy unbuckles his seat belt, moves quickly to the front of the bus, and jumps off as the bus travels down a freeway. He is found safe walking down another freeway one hour later.
First Student will continue to provide special-education bus transportation for Guilford County Schools through the 2021 school year.
AMF-Bruns of America’s PROTEKTOR-System wheelchair and occupant restraints and FutureSafe head and backrest are created to stabilize passengers in wheelchairs in the event of a rear-end collision.
Lawmakers approve SB 1072, which would require school buses in the state to be equipped with child-check alarms. Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to act on the bill.
The nonprofit organization calls for “uniform child passenger safety practices across multiple modes of transportation, including school buses, airplanes, and personal vehicles.”
Sherry Lee Lund of Utah is sentenced to 20 days in jail and receives a $1,950 fine after pleading guilty to driving drunk with students on board.
Former Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools bus driver Rosa Dalger denies the accusations and says her actions were necessary to prevent the student or other students from being hurt.
A Virginia district is conducting a two-day training on verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques and appropriate restraint methods intended to be used as a last resort for unruly students.
The Idaho Association for Pupil Transportation recognizes Pam Rogers as its 2016 Special Needs Driver of the Year and MaryAnn Kraemer as its 2016 Special Needs Aide of the Year.
Sessions on school bus technology, a discussion on Uber and other ride-sharing services, and even an appearance by NASCAR legend Richard Petty were among the standouts at the National School Transportation Association’s annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina.
At Sunrise Transportation and other companies throughout his career, Hach has focused on taking care of his people, who in turn take care of the students on their buses.
The state attorney says the facts in the case against the Florida driver and attendant who left the same student on the bus twice “do not rise to the level of felony neglect of a child.”
James Lambert of Florida, who was caught on school bus surveillance video slapping a student with autism in 2014, is sentenced in June to 11 months and 29 days of jail time.
The manufacturer taps Capital City Bus Sales to be its exclusive dealer for sales and service of its full line of Type A school buses in the state.
Employees of the school bus contractor volunteer to transport Special Olympics athletes for the State Summer Games in Idaho.