Katie Chapman of Oklahoma may lose her job for giving a ride to a woman and her dog with students onboard. Chapman says she thought the woman might be in danger.
Tens of thousands of school bus drivers and other pupil transportation personnel have been trained in School Bus First Observer, officials reported recently.
A total of 45,066 people have gone through the security awareness program, as of Feb. 15.
“You have much to be proud of,” Charles Hall, First Observer program manager, said in a recent newsletter to school bus industry stakeholders.
School Bus First Observer trains pupil transporters on identifying and reporting potentially criminal or terrorist activities. It launched in 2009 as the successor to School Bus Watch.
The Transportation Security Administration program is run by HMS Co.
The vast majority of School Bus First Observer participants have been trained in classrooms — 39,976 people in 890 classes. Another 937 have taken the course online.
The total of 45,066 includes 4,153 people who were trained previously under School Bus Watch.
Rod Price of Kentucky is approached by a boy who is choking and turning blue and quickly performs the Heimlich maneuver on him.
The school bus runs a stop sign, hits a utility pole, and flips over, causing minor injuries to the students, police say.
See how transportation departments evacuated residents — both people and pets — and prepared their buses to endure the massive storm.
NAPT's executive director says that despite a recent questionable news story, even one sexual predator behind the wheel of a school bus is one too many, and that the industry should focus on ensuring it doesn’t happen again.
The lawsuit involved Rosco’s patented technology for its MOR-Vision Mirror/Monitor Combo Backup Camera System for school buses.
Officers in Indiana ride school buses looking for distracted and law-breaking drivers. They have caught about 10 offending drivers per hour.
The storm caused widespread power outages, wind damage, and flooding in Florida and beyond. School buses pitched in for evacuations and braced for impact.
Many school buses in Florida evacuated residents before Hurricane Irma hit. Here, Hillsborough County Public Schools drivers share their experiences helping people in need.
A state trooper takes to the radio to remind motorists to “stay alert so kids don’t get hurt.”
Sansaricq’s passing follows complications from a recent surgery. She had served as New York’s state pupil transportation director for the past five years.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will also address school bus safety and technology, new road tests, and driver retention at its annual convention in October.
The sisters reportedly yell obscenities at the driver, spit on him, punch him, and try to tear the crossing arm off the bus.
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.
The Michigan teen gets out of his harness, leaves the bus through the emergency door, and walks down the freeway, but is unharmed.