District changes procedures after 2 preschoolers left on buses

Posted on February 26, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. — A school district here is investigating two separate incidents in which preschool students were left unattended on school buses, The News Journal reports.

In both cases, the boys were left on a bus after they were supposed to be dropped off at an education center within the Christina School District. The first incident occurred in late January, with the boy left alone for about 90 minutes. The second incident took place last week, with the boy left unattended for over four hours.

Superintendent Freeman Williams told the newspaper that the district is reviewing why the district’s child-check procedures were not followed. New procedures have also been implemented to prevent another occurrence. The procedures include taking a roster of bus passengers that can be passed on to teachers for them to compare it against students who are in class. 

To read the full story, click here.

Other news on this topic:

2 children left on North Dakota school bus

2 dismissed after disabled student left on bus

Related Topics: Delaware, post-trip child check

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories

Mother Gets Probation for Assaulting School Bus Driver

Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.


Portable Child Restraint

HSM Transportation Solutions’ C.E. White Portable Child Restraint for school buses, a five-point restraint system, is designed to accommodate children weighing 20 to 90 pounds and up to 57 inches in height.


2-Camera System

The DS2 is a two-camera vehicle event recording system that combines high-definition video recording, fleet telematics, and vehicle operating data on one screen for better incident review and driver coaching.

As Maryland’s new state director of pupil transportation, Gabriel Rose (seen here) replaces Leon Langley, who stepped down from the position in July.

New State Director Named in Maryland

Gabriel Rose, who previously served as a security specialist for Talbot County (Md.) Public Schools, replaces Leon Langley as state director.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!