Special Needs Transportation

Special-Needs Briefs — 2/2/09

Posted on February 2, 2009
Special-needs student assaults school bus aide
GROVETOWN, Ga. — A school bus aide will not press charges against a 10-year-old special-needs student who kicked her and hit her face after boarding her bus. Investigators said the student was provoked by an argument she had with her mother that carried over onto the bus. To read the full story, click here.

Special-needs student wanders from bus into dentist’s office
WEST HAVEN, Conn. — A 7-year-old child with special needs disembarked her school bus in freezing temperatures last month and walked into a nearby dentist’s office. Police said the bus driver, who left the girl and another student unattended while she went to pick up her own child, could face charges. To read the full story, click here.

District removes aides from special-needs buses; parents upset
MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Parents of special-needs children recently voiced their concern over a local school district’s decision to remove aides from its special-needs buses. District administrators said a tight budget forced them to make the cuts. To read the full story, click here.

Student left on bus in below-freezing temperatures
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 5-year-old student with special needs was left on a school bus for hours last month in below-freezing temperatures. The school bus driver was fired. To read the full story, click here.

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