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School bus monitor arrested for hitting special-needs student with seat belt buckle
November 2, 2015
Video shows the Angleton (Texas) Independent School District monitor allegedly hitting a special-needs student several times with a seat belt buckle and a folder. She is charged with felony injury to a disabled person.
2 arrested after special-needs student left on school bus
November 2, 2015
A bus driver and aide for the School District of Palm Beach County (Fla.) have been charged with child neglect for leaving a student on a school bus for more than five hours.
Off-duty officer rescues 2 in burning school bus
October 13, 2015
According to the NYPD, Officer Christopher Canale saved a driver and aide in a school bus that was engulfed in flames and smoke after a crash. No children were on board.
Special-needs school bus driver, attendant inducted into district ‘Wall of Fame’
October 5, 2015
Driver Mary Ann Alves and attendant Joan Sutton were inducted into the Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) Independent School District Wall of Fame. Both were also honored by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.
School bus duo wins state award for protecting girl
September 16, 2015
Driver Gwendolyn Brinson and attendant Kathy Ritter, who helped thwart a man accused of lewd behavior, are honored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Former school bus monitor pleads guilty to hitting special-needs student
September 11, 2015
The former monitor for Colonial Heights (Va.) Public Schools admits she struck a 6-year-old boy who hit her. She pleads guilty to assault and battery of a child, receives a suspended jail sentence, and must take parenting classes, and complete community service and an anger management program.
46 bus drivers, aides honored for perfect attendance
August 28, 2015
Greenville (S.C.) County Schools recognizes dozens of drivers and aides who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
School bus monitor fired after allegedly attacking students
June 11, 2015
Board members for Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools vote to fire the monitor after viewing video footage of him repeatedly shoving and grabbing a boy and pushing another child into his seat.
School bus attendant wins district’s annual transportation award
June 3, 2015
Patti Hyman, who has worked for Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District for 10 years, is named Pupil Transportation Employee of the Year.
Special-needs student wanders from school bus
June 1, 2015
In New York, a 6-year old with autism ran from his bus after it stopped at his school. The bus aide tried to catch up with him, and police eventually found him safe more than 30 blocks away.
Maine team wins special-needs competition
May 1, 2015
Taking first in the 18th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo were school bus driver Lisa Gadway and attendant Greg McGoff.
New Jersey lawmakers OK service animals on school buses
March 2, 2015
The bill, which adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed, awaits the governor’s signature.
Video shows special-needs monitor striking 4-year-old
February 27, 2015
Lillian Jackson is seen allegedly striking the child on the way to Bluffton (S.C.) Elementary School on Feb. 12. She was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
To lessen shortage, district lets attendants take a test-drive
February 10, 2015
Humble (Texas) Independent School District invited its bus attendants to take part in a ride-and-drive event, allowing them to try driving a school bus in the safety of a large parking lot. Nearly all the attendants who participated have decided to start training to become school bus drivers.
Bus aide charged with attacking autistic student
January 5, 2015
Clara McGriff, a monitor in Polk County, Florida, allegedly hit the boy while he was restrained in a harness and pressed him against the side of a bus numerous times. She is facing child abuse charges and has been suspended without pay.
Rhode Island city may privatize bus monitor service
December 30, 2014
Providence seeks cost estimates for privatizing school bus monitors to save money on a tight budget as it puts a new contract agreement out to bid. The city’s municipal employees’ union plans to oppose any attempts to privatize the service.
Bus monitor accused of taping student’s mouth shut
December 2, 2014
The autistic student’s brother said the monitor, who worked for the Austin (Texas) Independent School District, did it because “he repeats a lot of stuff.” District police are investigating the alleged incident.
Alleged assault of special-needs teen settled for $13K
December 1, 2014
The lawsuit alleged that a school bus monitor in East Hartford, Connecticut, assaulted a 13-year-old girl with special needs, but town officials disputed the suit's account.
Case of bus aide accused of slapping boy with autism to go to trial
October 5, 2014
A judge denied a request for a description of injuries sustained by the alleged victim of James Lambert, a former Pasco County (Fla.) School District bus aide charged with two counts of felony child abuse for slapping a boy with autism. The judge told Lambert’s attorney the question of whether the slaps amount to felony child abuse should be decided by the jury.
1,100 school bus drivers, attendants train in ‘Safety Expo’
September 9, 2014
Houston Independent School District’s back-to-school transportation training program includes hands-on drills in railroad crossing safety, gang awareness, student management, hurricane preparedness and other topics. As Transportation General Manager Nathan Graf puts it, “It was not your typical training.”
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