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A New Jersey bill would add school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed. Photo by Crjs452, via Wikimedia Commons
New Jersey lawmakers OK service animals on school buses
March 2, 2015
The bill, which adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed, awaits the governor’s signature.
Driver fired for leaving student with autism alone on bus
March 2, 2015
The Fulton County (Ga.) Schools driver did not walk through the bus to check for students at the end of the route. The student fell asleep on the bus and was alone for two-and-a-half hours.
Video shows special-needs monitor striking 4-year-old
February 27, 2015
Lillian Jackson is seen allegedly striking the child on the way to Bluffton (S.C.) Elementary School on Feb. 12. She was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson (in red jacket) and David Murphy of HSM celebrated Love the Bus with drivers in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
HSM treats 75 drivers to breakfast for Love the Bus
February 27, 2015
North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson rides on a school bus and joins drivers for a Love the Bus breakfast sponsored by HSM.
ALC wins national contract for student transportation
February 26, 2015
Through the contract with the Cooperative Purchasing Network, ALC can provide school districts with alternative transportation services at nationally leveraged pricing, officials say.
State delegates, alternate state delegates and others can go to the National Congress on School Transportation website to register online.
Update on NCST schedule, registration
February 26, 2015
Registration for the 16th National Congress on School Transportation is moving forward, and more details on the event are now available.
Tags: NCST
Cuts to school bus driver health funding rejected
February 26, 2015
Georgia House leaders reject Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to part-time school employees, but they increase employer contributions to cover the cost.
Blue Bird debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.
Blue Bird becomes publicly traded company
February 26, 2015
The school bus manufacturer debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
Minnesota district launches late-bus alert app
February 25, 2015
St. Paul Public Schools’ free MySPPS Bus application provides alerts on school buses that are running more than 10 minutes late.
School bus driver visits Peru for charitable work
February 25, 2015
Tiger Melhem of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is bringing about $15,000 worth of donated items to needy kids for Help a Kid Wear Shoes in Peru, a charity he launched in 2007.
Tags: Canada
Police said it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
Update: Suspect identified in school bus fires
February 25, 2015
Police say it appears that a juvenile suspect was acting alone when two school buses were burned in Newport, North Carolina, on Sunday night.
Officials say that Dubai’s school transport law and partnerships with international entities have helped bolster pupil transportation.
Dubai sees increases in school bus ridership, safety
February 24, 2015
Officials say that Dubai’s school transport law and partnerships with international entities, including NAPT, have helped bolster the Emirate’s pupil transportation system.
Tucson Unified School District took 11 buses out of operation because they are similar to one that caught fire earlier this month. The buses were bought from the same manufacturer at the same time.
Arizona district pulls 11 buses after one catches fire
February 24, 2015
Tucson Unified School District took the buses out of operation because they are similar to the one that caught fire. The buses were bought from the same manufacturer at the same time.
Responders in Newport, North Carolina, found one bus with its front end engulfed in flames and another with a smaller interior fire. Photo courtesy Newport Police Department
2 school buses burn in suspected arson
February 23, 2015
The buses, parked in a school lot in Newport, North Carolina, were set on fire on Sunday night. Police say that “suspicious items” were found on the buses.
The IC Bus CE Series bus with a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine is now available for order.
IC Bus propane school bus ready for order
February 23, 2015
The CE Series bus with a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine, unveiled at the NAPT trade show in November, is now available for order.
Bees swarm school bus, trap students inside
February 19, 2015
About 20 students in Arizona were confined to their bus by bees that had gathered outside near the door. Firefighters sprayed a foam solution to get rid of the bees.
Tags: Arizona
Florida state school bus driver competition to return
February 19, 2015
Hillsborough County Public Schools will host the event on Feb. 28. It has been several years since a state school bus driver competition has been held in Florida.
First Student bus driver Linda Bowar organized a coat drive for needy students in Rochester, Minnesota. The program brought coats, hats, scarves and gloves to more than 200 children.
First Student gives children access to winter coats, free skating program
February 19, 2015
A driver in Minnesota organizes a coat drive for needy students. Meanwhile, the contractor provides students in Cincinnati with transportation to a free after-school ice skating program.
Atlanta school buses to be equipped with stop-arm cameras
February 18, 2015
The stop-arm cameras will be placed on Atlanta Public Schools buses to help city police confirm video of offenses and issue citations.
Family of girl fatally struck after exiting bus seeks $30M
February 18, 2015
The parents of Makayla Marie Strahle, an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a truck passing her school bus in Wyoming in 2011, file a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district.

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