A nonverbal, 7-year-old boy in Pennsylvania falls asleep and is left on the van. He leaves the van and wanders to a roadway, where two women find him.
Kevin Jennings of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) will give a keynote address on bullying at the upcoming Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers conference.
In announcing the presentation, conference officials pointed to two issues that most pupil transportation professionals acknowledge about bullying in the nation’s schools:
• students with disabilities are among the most vulnerable victims, and
• school bus drivers and attendants need and want more and better training on intervention methods, and more involvement in bullying prevention efforts within the school system.
Jennings, who is assistant deputy secretary of the DOE’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will elaborate on what the federal government is doing to help school officials, including transporters, reduce bullying. His address will be on March 14 during the conference, which will be in Kansas City, Mo.
Jennings also spoke on bullying at the National Association for Pupil Transportation Summit in the fall.
For more information on the Transporting Students With Disabilities conference, go to www.eduprogroup.com.
Monica Burke of Colorado pleads guilty to assaulting the 20-year-old, who is nonverbal. She is sentenced to 20 months in jail, five years of probation, and 360 hours of community service.
The Michigan teen gets out of his harness, leaves the bus through the emergency door, and walks down the freeway, but is unharmed.
The new offering is suited for lifting smaller school buses with a maximum axle weight of 10,000 pounds.
In the NextPloratory Sessions, thought leaders from other industries will work with attendees to probe challenges in pupil transportation.
Collins marks its 50th anniversary with a new vehicle that enables students in wheelchairs to bring themselves aboard.
Here are five examples of training programs that have been found to engage students while educating them on school bus safety.
Video reportedly shows that the Connecticut driver did not conduct a child check and left a 6-year-old alone on the bus. He is charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree reckless endangerment.
The 16-year-old Kentucky student throws himself out of the front door and is killed when he hits the pavement. The driver was not at fault, police say.
To bolster protection of passengers with mobility devices, training expert Darren Reaume shares tips for getting the best fit with securement equipment.
The school bus company will transport more than 100 students for Salem School District starting with the 2017-18 school year.
The bus, built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, is designed to enhance accessibility with an integrated wheelchair ramp.
Kathleen Denton of Virginia started as a bus assistant in 1987 to spend more time with her children, including one with a developmental disorder. She soon realized she loved helping the other students, too.
The 11-year-old girl is left on the bus during a heat wave after a bus driver reportedly fails to complete a child check. She is found uninjured in the back of the bus up to two hours later.
Hun Joon “Paul” Lee’s family is awarded the settlement for the death of their son, who was left in a hot school bus for several hours in California in 2015.