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Special-needs transportation costs questioned in audit
September 14, 2015
A charter school in Pennsylvania spent $239,036 over four years transporting five special-needs students without proper documentation, an audit shows. The school made payments without approved contracts, and did not track how daily rates for students were calculated.
School bus driver faces over 50 misdemeanor counts for braking incident
September 11, 2015
A Pennsylvania school bus driver allegedly slammed on the brakes to get the attention of unruly students on the bus, and several suffered injuries.
Man accused of breaking into school buses, stealing seat covers
September 3, 2015
Pennsylvania police find a man on school property after hours with several seat covers inside his car, allegedly stolen from two school buses. He is arrested and faces several charges.
Collins makes 1st delivery of its CNG Type A school bus
August 28, 2015
The first four production units of the compressed natural gas NEXBUS go to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
State contractor group urges driver alertness around school buses
August 19, 2015
As the new school year begins, the Pennsylvania School Bus Association is asking motorists to watch for students boarding and leaving buses.
Fullington wins new school bus contract in Pennsylvania
August 12, 2015
The company will operate and maintain school bus services for Southern Columbia Area School District under the five-year contract.
Pennsylvania school bus contractor wins ‘Bus Stops Here’ award
July 21, 2015
Harold Girardat, whose company has been transporting students since 1949, is honored for his contributions to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association.
Pennsylvania district to use SafeStop school bus app
July 8, 2015
The app will connect the district's approximately 25,000 parents and its school officials to the vehicles transporting their students.
Boy with autism left on school bus after falling asleep
July 6, 2015
The bus driver did not find the 8-year-old, who was being taken to a summer camp program, until he got back to his base when he checked the bus. The bus company said the driver followed protocol and it is considering more prevention measures.
Book Bus brings literacy, learning programs to children
June 30, 2015
A Pennsylvania school district, contractor and library partner to launch the Book Bus, which will circulate books and offer early childhood education during the summer.
Pennsylvania to hold school bus safety competition
June 24, 2015
More than 90 school bus drivers from across the state will compete in the 39th edition of the event.
Pennsylvania school bus contractor bounces back from fire
June 4, 2015
On the Go Kids Inc. quickly recovers after a fire destroys its offices one evening. Employees put a plan in place and continue providing service the following morning.
First Student retains contracts, adds propane buses
April 30, 2015
The company will replace the fleet of Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with 150 of the alternative-fuel buses and will continue to provide service to two Missouri school districts.
EpiPen bill for school bus drivers advances
April 23, 2015
The Pennsylvania House passes the bill, which aims to ensure training and protections for bus drivers who administer epinephrine autoinjectors to students suffering an allergic reaction.
School bus driver killed by car in parking lot accident
April 8, 2015
Bonny Novack, who drove for Easton (Pa.) Area School District, was struck by her own car, which rolled and pinned her against another car in a parking lot near the district’s bus depot.
STA awarded $3.7M contract with Pennsylvania district
March 25, 2015
The contractor will provide Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh with 77 propane-fueled school vehicles starting with the 2015-16 school year.
Girl helps classmates escape crashed bus
March 24, 2015
A Pennsylvania student got her classmates to safely exit the bus after it drove off the road and slammed into a home. No students were seriously injured, but the bus driver was taken to the hospital.
The case for audio monitoring on school buses
March 10, 2015
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.
Pupil transportation veteran Jerry Rineer shifts to university job
March 9, 2015
Rineer, a longtime school bus supervisor before he retired in December, is now working with students who have mobility issues at Villanova University.
Bus driver honored for response to accident
January 20, 2015
Ronda Shultz quickly drove students away from a car-pedestrian accident at a bus stop on her route, got them counseling, and offered help to the parents of the girl hit by the car. She was named “Bus Driver of the Month” by the Danville (Pa.) Area School District’s superintendent.
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