While it may not be ideal for transportation staff to be involved in every step of the Individualized Education Program process, it is essential for them to communicate with parents and related service staff to acquire information that may directly impact a student’s safe travel to and from school.
Timothy Galbreath with Somerville (Texas) Independent School District allegedly leaves a student with special needs alone on the bus all day. He is charged with abandoning or endangering a child.
Harris County (Ga.) School District staff members practice evacuation procedures for students with various special needs.
Normand Pâquet will be in charge of future strategies and business development. He has been Micro Bird’s vice president of sales and marketing for 11 years.
The securement equipment supplier will honor a special-needs driver for standout service for the second year in a row. The winner will receive $1,000.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.
An Oklahoma driver resigns and an aide is suspended after reportedly leaving a 7-year-old with a wheelchair who has cerebral palsy on a bus for over six hours and not reporting it.
The Florida aide was charged with 32 counts of child abuse in June, but the charges were dropped because state law allows parents and other adults to use corporal punishment.
The student from Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools is taken to the wrong bus stop and returns home more than six hours after afternoon dismissal.
Darlene Campbell of Georgia earns the HERO award from the Henry County (Ga.) Board of Education for helping a student on her bus who was reportedly having a bad seizure.
A career spotlight on one special-needs school bus driver and second graders teaching school bus safety were a couple of School Bus Fleet’s web highlights in 2018.
Pat Dugan of Nebraska builds a shelter shaped and painted like a school bus for his 8-year-old neighbor, who has autism, so he has a warm place to wait for his bus during the winter.
Freda Alford of Tennessee held many positions, including owning a beauty shop and a barbecue restaurant, before she began driving school buses.
The New York school bus travels through gridlocked intersections to transport preschool students from a child development center during a major winter storm.
Tammy Cummings, a bus driver and safety trainer for Greenville County (S.C.) Schools, is the winner of the first AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year Award.