The Kentucky children are crossing the street to board their bus when the driver of an SUV strikes them while swerving to avoid hitting the bus. Two of the children are in critical condition.
WILMINGTON, Del. — The state Board of Education (BOE) ruled last week that American flag decals are allowed to be displayed on school buses.
The Department of Education’s (DOE) regulations were revised to state that a U.S. flag decal or plate (with no other wording or artwork) measuring 6 inches by 12 inches or smaller may be displayed on the right-side plate location on the rear of school buses.
The move to reverse the prohibition of patriotic decor on school buses stemmed from an incident last year. According to The News Journal, Todd McCabe, a bus contractor who drives for the Indian River School District, was told during an inspection that a flag sticker on his bus was illegal and he would have to remove it in order for the bus to pass inspection.
Calls about the incident from other bus contractors and residents who were angry that the flag was not allowed to be displayed prompted department officials to propose changing the rule and to recommend that the BOE adopt the change.
McCabe also received support from Lt. Gov. John Carney, who urged state officials to come up with a provision to allow a patriotic sticker while maintaining a professional appearance on buses.
A spokesman for the DOE told The News-Journal that the change must be advertised in the state’s register of regulations and will most likely take effect on March 11.
An event at the Governor’s Residence highlights school bus safety issues and recognizes winners of the state’s poster contest and safety competition.
The company receives a score of 100% from Michigan State Police for its fleet of 25 buses that serve Royal Oak School District.
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The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
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The new edition of National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures incorporates updates that were adopted at the 2015 industry congress.
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An 11-year-old North Carolina girl is waiting for her bus when a man allegedly drives to the stop, takes her, drives away, and sexually assaults her. Police are sharing a description of the suspect and his car.