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School bus driver honored for quick thinking in crash

When an oncoming car suddenly veered into his lane, James Bratager, a driver for Olympia (Wash.) School District, was able to swerve the bus to avoid a head-on collision. He was presented with a certificate of recognition.

A Tennessee bill would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use a portable electronic device while driving or loading students.
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Bill targets school bus driver texting

The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.

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School bus driver logs over 50 years on the job

Don Beehler of Minnesota started his career driving part time while also working on his family’s farm. He had retired in 1999, but returned full time when the school district needed bus driving help.

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School bus driver publishes book

Therese Mileti, a driver for Centerville (Ohio) City Schools, kept notes of encounters with her students over the 15 years she has driven a school bus and published “School Bus Sass.” 

Drivers, attendants and other transportation staff members from Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools decorated a bus and took part in a local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.
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School bus team rolls in MLK parade

Pupil transporters from Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools decorated a bus and took part in a local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade that drew thousands of onlookers.

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School bus aide, driver fired for abusing special-needs student

The aide allegedly threatened to kick the crying student off the bus if he didn’t quiet down and pinned him against the side of the bus for seven minutes, and the driver did not intervene. The two lost an appeal to keep their unemployment benefits.

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School bus driver admits slapping special-needs student

School bus video footage shows the driver and a school aide holding down a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, who was in a restraint at the time, and the driver slapping him. The driver has resigned. 

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