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District defends driver for keeping kids on bus
September 24, 2014
Salt Lake City Schools and one of its bus drivers face scrutiny from some parents after the driver pulls over on a route because kids are unruly and refuses to them out. District officials review the bus video and say the driver did everything right, and that the situation escalated because of a parent who showed up with a bat, demanded that his student be let off and threatened the life of the driver.
School bus driver assaulted during standoff with parents
September 9, 2014
The driver in Worchester, Massachusetts, tried to get kindergartners off the bus first, police said, and parents insisted that the driver release all the students immediately. When she refused, parents started to enter the school bus, broke the door, and a 16-year-old girl punched the driver in the face.
Dad upset about school bus overcrowding arrested
September 3, 2014
Carlos Davis allegedly blocks a Clayton County (Ga.) Public Schools bus driver from closing the door so she couldn’t finish her route, tying up traffic for 45 minutes, and is charged with disrupting public schools operation. He confronts the driver because some students have to sit on the floor.
Tennessee school board temporarily restores bus service
August 14, 2014
The Oak Ridge Board of Education is bringing back school bus service to about 1,300 of 1,800 students who had been affected by an expanded “parent responsibility zone,” following protests from parents and grandparents. The zone was expanded to 1.5 miles in June in an effort to reduce a $1.25 million budget deficit.
Father of autistic student attacks son’s bully on bus
June 2, 2014
According to police, Burnis Hurd boards the bus with his son, who points out a boy who had been bullying him, and Hurd grabs the boy by the hair, raises him out of his seat, pushes him on the side of the bus, threatens to kill him and uses threatening language with other students. Hurd was placed in jail on $50,000 bond.
California district ends school bus pilot program
May 21, 2014
In March, Etiwanda School District launched a "shared cost model" pilot transportation program for students who live at least 3 miles from school. District officials say that the program "did not generate the interest nor the revenue that was expected," and the board decides to discontinue it after the last day of school.
Video shows woman boarding bus, threatening children
May 8, 2014
The woman, Kela leshia Hand, confronts a child she believed hit her stepdaughter and threatens the other children on the bus. She is later joined by her partner and four other adults, who walk into the bus against the driver’s objections.
School district to bring back busing as pilot program
February 24, 2014
After a 9-year-old girl was fatally struck by a pickup truck while walking home in December, parents petitioned the Etiwanda (Calif.) School District to bring back school bus service. The school board decides to implement a pilot transportation program for students who live at least 3 miles from school.
Mom ordered to serve jail time for assaulting bus driver
February 19, 2013
A judge sentences Bethany Rudd to 10 days in jail for the December incident in which she boarded her son’s school bus and allegedly hit driver Helen Gibson in the face. However, the judge allows Rudd to file for an appeal, enabling her to avoid jail time for now, and she is due back in court in April for the assault and battery charge against her.
Mom charged in alleged assault on school bus driver
December 19, 2012
According to police in Virginia, the mother of a student allegedly accused the bus driver of threatening to kill her son, although the driver reported that she had told the boy to sit down for safety reasons. After her arm got caught in the closing bus door, the mother allegedly hit the driver in the face.
Mom boards school bus, receives court summons
November 15, 2012
According to a commander at Fort Drum, N.Y., the bus driver asked the mother to wait for her daughter to come back to the front of the bus to get her lunch money, but the mother forced her way onto the bus. Some parents who say they were at the scene criticize the bus driver’s handling of the incident and say they were unaware that it is against the law to board a school bus.
With parent input, Atlanta adds 49 buses, 850 stops
August 16, 2012
Atlanta Public Schools conducts a district-wide review of its transportation system and takes in feedback on issues that have arisen since school started. The result is more buses, more stops and more crossing guards “to ensure that all students travel to and from their schools in a safe and efficient manner,” district officials say.
GPS devices help operation diffuse parent-driver disputes
October 20, 2010
A Minnesota district’s transportation director says having access to the locations of his buses is helpful if a parent says a bus missed a stop. The system also notifies supervisors if drivers get lost while on their routes so they can help the drivers get back on track.
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Building Driver-Assistant Partnerships on the Special-Needs Bus
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Parents Speak Out: Ideas for Your School Bus Operation
September 1, 2002

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Creating a Safe Transportation Team -- Lessons from the National Special-Needs Conference
April 1, 2001

The 10th National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and the Preschool Population took place in Phoenix in early Mar...

Safety, efficiency and - don't forget - customer service
February 1, 2001

As consumers, we look for customer service when we purchase a product. In fact, we’ve grown to expect it. If we have a problem with a purchase, ...

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