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Top 5 most-viewed news stories of 2013
December 20, 2013
Here are the most popular news items posted on the SBF website this year, from a school district's bus inspection success streak to a set of PSA videos on the dangers of stop-arm running.
Top 4 most-viewed feature articles of 2013
December 20, 2013
This year’s features that captured the most readers’ attention cover Dubai’s first school transportation conference, outstanding women in the industry, child-check devices and a Q&A with Blue Bird’s president and CEO.
Zonar, Child Check-Mate integrate technology for enhanced bus safety
September 12, 2013
Districts utilizing both Child Check-Mate’s technology and Zonar’s GPS/telematics solution can now verify that the Child Check-Mate System is active on each bus and receive instant alerts if movement is detected after hours.
Driver charged for leaving 5-year-old on bus
September 4, 2013
The Sanger, Texas, school bus driver is arrested and faces charges of abandonment and endangerment of a child criminal negligence in last week’s incident. The boy boarded the bus in the morning and wasn’t discovered until the afternoon.
Flag system shows that bus has been checked
August 12, 2013
The new Double Check Child/Safety System, conceived by a South Carolina school transportation director, is a reflective flag that can be secured at the back of the bus. At the end of a run, the driver walks to the back, checking for children, and then releases the flag so it hangs in the window — allowing supervisors to see that the bus has been inspected.
Video shows 4-year-old alone on school bus
May 3, 2013
School bus video surveillance footage obtained by ABC15 shows an unsettling ordeal for a 4-year-old boy with special needs who was left behind. In the video, the boy appears to wake up, gets up from his seat and looks around. The youngster, holding his backpack, looks scared and unsure of what to do.
Mayor resigns as bus driver after missing sleeping boy
February 21, 2013
John Tompkins worked as a school bus driver to supplement his income as mayor of small town McKee, Ky. He tells a local newspaper that on Tuesday, he may have been preoccupied with his mayoral duties when he accidentally left a 5-year-old on his bus.
Child-check devices: a vital reminder
February 19, 2013

To protect kids from being left stranded, drivers have to carefully check their bus. Electronic systems can help keep that duty from being neglected.

A day in the life of a transportation director
January 8, 2013

At Shelby County Schools, enhanced driver training and partnerships with school staff have led to drastic improvements in student behavior on the bus. Here, we spend a day with Director of Transportation Debbie Rike to see how she steers the operation toward success.

Driver, monitor fired for leaving student behind on bus
October 1, 2012
The boy, who has special needs, falls asleep on the way to school, and the driver and aide discover him after returning from lunch about 30 minutes later. They are placed on administrative leave and terminated the next day.
Driver fired after boy is left on bus
June 9, 2011
The first-grader was stranded on his school bus for more than five hours. He wrote a note to his parents: “I was on the bus all day long with nobody.”
Driver who left child on bus gets license suspension
August 12, 2010
The 5-year-old was discovered wandering a parking lot and was eventually returned to his parents. The substitute driver and aide reportedly refused to answer the transportation director's questions about the incident.
20 Ways to Bolster Safety
July 29, 2010

From loading procedures to proper footwear to student discipline, pupil transportation professionals share their tips for reducing risks on and off the bus.

District responds to child-left-on-bus incident
July 15, 2010
Proposal recommends installation of electronic child check devices on all of Richmond Public Schools' 217 buses.
Bill aims to prevent students from being left on buses
February 4, 2010
Pennsylvania legislation would mandate that the State Board of Education implement a procedure that all school bus drivers must follow to make certain that no students are left behind. Drivers who leave passengers stranded would face fines. The bill would also toughen penalties for driving a bus under the influence.
Illinois bus drivers must perform child-check inspections
November 17, 2009
Under a new law, school bus drivers statewide are required to conduct end-of-route inspections to ensure that passengers are not left unattended. Failure to do so can result in a driver’s permit being suspended. The law also requires all school buses to be equipped with two-way radios.
Indiana governor approves end-of-route inspections bill
May 1, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law on Thursday a bill that requires school bus drivers to perform end-of-route inspections. ...
Indiana bill would require end-of-route inspections
January 26, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — A state Senate committee last week passed legislation that would require school bus drivers to do end-of-route inspections.
Special-needs student left on bus for second time
September 8, 2008
Ashleigh Jascowski, a special-needs preschooler, was left behind on a school bus after the driver returned to the district’s transportation garage and clocked out, apparently not noticing that the child was still strapped in her seat.
First Student to complete Child Check-Mate installation
September 4, 2008
In a $9.8 million agreement, First Student announced the installation of safety and security technology from Child Check-Mate Systems of Navan, Ontario, on 40,000 of its school buses.

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