After a steering component fails, the Michigan driver guides her bus, which has a cracked windshield, limiting visibility, between two trees and brings it to a stop.
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.
The free web seminar will give an in-depth look at Fortress Mobile’s all-in-one solution for surveillance and fleet management technology.
A Pennsylvania motorist allegedly causes a crash involving the bus while trying to pass other vehicles. One student is ejected from the bus and is in critical condition.
The PBS NewsHour piece looks at safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue. Interviews include transportation directors and NHTSA’s former administrator.
Blaine County School District launches an internal investigation after the crash that injured a dozen students. The superintendent says the driver and transportation director are no longer with the district.
Display and lighting technology supplier Luminator Technology Group and video surveillance equipment supplier Apollo Video Technology will collaborate to enhance their services.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will host the New York State School Bus Safety Competition in Valley Cottage on May 20.
The motorcoach, which is transporting eighth-grade students from Philadelphia on a class trip, overturns in Maryland. Two of the injured passengers are airlifted to hospitals.
Teresa Stroble, a driver for District Five Schools of Spartanburg County (S.C.), is hailed for quickly evacuating 56 students when they noticed smoke.
The State Board of Education reviews proposed updates to safety regulations, including a lifetime ban on working as a school bus driver for a person convicted of a crime involving a child.
Petermann Bus transports American Red Cross staff and volunteers in Cincinnati to distribute smoke detectors as part of the “A Cause for Alarms: Mega Blitz 2017” event.
Rep. JoAnne Favors removes her proposed bill, which would require that school buses be equipped with a “restraint system,” from consideration for the rest of the year due to lack of committee support.
The bills aim to prevent illegal bus passing by boosting public education, allowing stop-arm cameras to help identify violators, and making penalties tougher.
John Camfield of Florida is arrested after reportedly driving into a group of students while allegedly being under the influence of alcohol, killing one of them.
The 10-year-old student is found in the bus yard of a Louisiana school district after having reportedly fallen asleep on the bus. The driver and aide are arrested.