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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.
First Student to complete Child Check-Mate installation
August 28, 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.
Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns
October 1, 2006

Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.

Left behind
August 1, 2006

Although I was never left alone on a school bus, I imagine that to be the approximate degree of anxiety for those unfortunate boys and girls who find themselves in that scary situation.

Bus Empty?: Solving the Stranded-Pupil Problem
August 1, 2006

Why are children continually abandoned on school buses? The reasons abound, but so do the possible solutions. Applying multiple strategies to train, remind and check up on drivers will help ensure the safety of precious cargo.

Is the Bus Depot Fit for Daycare?
March 1, 2006

When parents aren't present to receive their children, pupil transporters face a predicament. Instead of bringing students to the depot, drivers should take them back to school. Here's why.

Preventing Post-Trip Carelessness
September 1, 2004

Simply making sure the bus is empty after a run is one of the easier duties a driver has, yet children still get left behind on school buses again and...

Getting a Fix on Stranded Students
March 1, 2003

For no apparent reason, a rash of incidents involving children being left on school buses has been reported across the country in the first few months...

Exploring the Options for Child-Alert Systems
June 1, 2000

From a simple Bus Empty sign to high-tech systems with microprocessors, several alternatives exist if you're shopping for a tool to remind drivers to check their buses.

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