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Bus monitor accused of taping student’s mouth shut
December 2, 2014
The autistic student’s brother said the monitor, who worked for the Austin (Texas) Independent School District, did it because “he repeats a lot of stuff.” District police are investigating the alleged incident.
NHTSA investigates Graco’s handling of child seat recall
December 2, 2014
The agency aims to determine whether Graco failed to report a safety defect in a timely manner. The manufacturer eventually recalled more than 6 million defective car seats.
Driver, aide start Thanksgiving turkey drive for needy students
December 2, 2014
Murfreesboro (Tenn.) City Schools bus driver Vegas Cowart and her assistant Ed Arno started a drawing contest to give away turkeys to two students on their route. They got many more entries than expected and help from the transportation department and community, and ended up giving away more than 90 turkeys.
Tags: Tennessee
Alleged assault of special-needs teen settled for $13K
December 1, 2014
The lawsuit alleged that a school bus monitor in East Hartford, Connecticut, assaulted a 13-year-old girl with special needs, but town officials disputed the suit's account.
This wheelchair-accessible bus, which belongs to Horseshoe Bend School District, was set on fire last month. Photo by Idaho State Fire Marshal.
Idaho special-needs bus set on fire
December 1, 2014
The wheelchair-accessible bus, which was burned around 5 a.m. on Nov. 8, belongs to Horseshoe Bend School District. The bus is a total loss and the case is being treated as arson.
Driver admits leaving special-needs kids on bus in summer heat
December 1, 2014
Kimberly Moumblow, a school bus driver for Vernon (N.J.) Township School District, pleads guilty to cruelty and neglect of a child for leaving two students, ages 7 and 9, alone on a parked bus in July for about 45 minutes. Sentencing is anticipated for Jan. 16.
Police chief who passed school bus resigns
November 25, 2014
Fayette (Iowa) Police Chief Brad Gardner received a ticket for unlawful passing of a school bus on Nov. 4, was placed on leave, and resigned weeks later. It is not clear whether the ticket sparked the resignation or if there were other circumstances.
RFP issued for new Nat’l Congress on School Transportation site
November 25, 2014
Congress officials say that preference will be given to places that are located centrally in the U.S. and that can offer reasonable costs for delegates, among other factors.
Tags: NCST
Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 motor oil is designed to help improve fuel economy, according to Chevron.
Chevron offers new motor oil for diesel engines
November 25, 2014
Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 motor oil is designed to help improve fuel economy, according to Chevron.
Former bus driver decries working conditions, wins lawsuit
November 25, 2014
Alfredo Sobrevilla won a lawsuit against Brownsville (Texas) Independent School District for wrongful termination and was awarded $175,000. He was fired in 2012 days after filing a police report against his supervisor, in which he said he was assaulted after voicing concerns about bad working conditions.
Police said that after this small bus went off an embankment, it rolled twice and then came to rest against trees about 50 feet from the road. Photo from Oregon State Police
1 injured as school bus slides off road, rolls twice
November 24, 2014
Oregon police say that the driver lost control of the small bus, and it went off an embankment. The bus was carrying six ski team members, one of whom was injured.
Margie, shown here, was rescued from a school bus engine by two Ohio bus drivers. She is recovering from injuries, including a broken leg and tail. Photo by Westlake Animal Hospital.
Drivers rescue cat from bus engine
November 24, 2014
Two Westlake (Ohio) City Schools bus drivers help save the life of a cat who suffers a broken leg and tail after getting caught in a school bus engine. The drivers are raising money to cover the medical costs for her recovery, and one driver has adopted the cat.
Tags: Ohio
School bus crossing light allowed in 5th state
November 21, 2014
Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street, is allowed for use on school buses in North Carolina.
As an eighth grader, Quinton Higgins escaped from the fiery Carrollton, Kentucky, bus crash that killed 27 people. Now he's a school bus driver.
Carrollton crash survivor is now a school bus driver
November 20, 2014
As an eighth grader, Quinton Higgins escaped from the fiery Carrollton, Kentucky, bus crash that killed 27 people. More than 20 years later, he took a surprising career turn: He became a school bus driver.
Teen arrested for shooting school bus
November 20, 2014
A 15-year-old boy is facing charges for allegedly firing shots into a school bus in Tampa, Florida. The bus driver heard gunshots, told the children to get down on the floor and sped away from the area. No one was hurt in the incident.
District staff removes graffiti from 25 buses
November 20, 2014
Employees of Peninsula School District in Washington arrived on Monday morning to find the vandalized buses. They scrambled to clean the buses and were able to get them in service fast enough to stay on schedule.
Nicky Fabrizio of Independent Coach Corp., shown here on the left, with association President Robert Pape, won the NYSBCA Contractor of the Year Award.
New York association awards exceptional safety, service
November 20, 2014
The New York School Bus Contractors Association presents four awards recognizing individuals who went above and beyond to provide service to school districts and communities and to ensure child safety.
Student Transportation Inc. adds new board member
November 19, 2014
Barbara Basney, a VP at Xerox Corp., brings more than 24 years of corporate managerial experience to the school bus contractor’s board of directors.
New NAPT site targets ‘Data Driven Decisions’
November 19, 2014
The association’s 3d.napt.org website aims to help school transportation providers make informed decisions with safety and efficiency in mind.
Keith Henry will serve as NAPT president for the remainder of the late Don Carnahan’s term and will begin his own two-year term next year.
NAPT board members take on new responsibilities
November 18, 2014
Keith Henry moves into the president position, and Steve Simmons will serve as acting president-elect until NAPT’s next election.

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