A task force finds that students with food allergies are especially vulnerable on school buses because students often bring food that could cause an acute allergic reaction.
UKIAH, Calif. — School bus transportation at Ukiah Unified School District will remain unchanged this school year despite the state Legislature’s recent cut to funding for free school bus service statewide, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports.
As SBF reported in December, $248 million for home-to-school transportation was slashed as part of mid-year budget cuts. Southern Humboldt Unified School District has eliminated its transportation department as a result of a reduction of more than $710,000 from the state for pupil transportation services due to the cut across the state.
At Ukiah Unified School District, however, the district’s reserves were able to absorb its one-time funding reduction of $467,000.
The newspaper also reports that the governor’s budget summary released last week reflected more possible mid-year funding trigger cuts. In the event that a half-cent sales tax initiative proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown gets on the November 2012 ballot and is passed by voters, transportation will continue to be funded by the state. If the initiative is not passed, the transportation reduction may be ongoing.
The new FMCSA final rule applies to drivers seeking a CDL or endorsements, including a school bus endorsement.
The national legislation is introduced by a Tennessee congressman in the wake of the fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga.
Crash risks increase for drivers who get less than seven hours of sleep, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Starting in 2020, the database will contain records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by CDL holders, including school bus drivers.
School transportation departments, public transit agencies, and the public can share a photo or video of an act of kindness on their Facebook and Twitter pages to win a prize.
A preliminary report finds that Glenn Chappell had hypertension, diabetes, and seizures, and in the past five years had been involved in at least 12 crashes or incidents while driving a school bus or personal vehicle.
The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.
Ian McKerlich will serve as Zonar’s new president and CEO, replacing Brett Brinton, who remains with the organization as a strategic advisor. The company also makes two new key technology hires.
The manufacturer’s analytics team is among the winners of the first Analytics 50 Awards, which have been created to honor 50 companies using analytics to solve business challenges.
Monica Coburn will bring her experience with lap-shoulder belts on school buses to IMMI, which produces SafeGuard seating products.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
Hillsborough County students who live within 2 miles of their middle school or high school may no longer be eligible to ride the bus because of a lack of state funding for courtesy busing.
With the addition of nine regional distribution centers, FinditParts guarantees second-day delivery of more than 50,000 of its most popular parts.
Brenda Thoman, who drove a bus for the same Missouri school district for 52 years, officially retired on Nov. 18. She was accident-free her entire driving career.