In Texas, a 14-year-old boy unbuckles his seat belt, moves quickly to the front of the bus, and jumps off as the bus travels down a freeway. He is found safe walking down another freeway one hour later.
The Peaceful School Bus program at two Connecticut schools brings drivers and students together to discuss rules for behavior on the bus, aiming to create a cooperative relationship between them.
More than two dozen school districts and nonprofit agencies win grants from Safe Fleet for their strategies to prevent bullying in their communities.
Former Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools bus driver Rosa Dalger denies the accusations and says her actions were necessary to prevent the student or other students from being hurt.
Duval County (Fla.) Public Schools more than doubles the time the student is removed from the bus for a first fight. Students involved in fights may also have school bus privileges revoked permanently.
A school bus driver and attendant allegedly left a 13-year-old boy on their bus twice, but the charges against them were ultimately dropped. The attendant says the boy “intentionally hid.” But is that a valid excuse?
A jury finds Jeannette Burrage of Washington not guilty of assaulting a 6-year-old boy with autism. Video showed her in a scuffle with the boy, but the jury couldn’t prove that she intentionally hit him.
In half a century at the wheel, Hilda Vann’s approach to student management hasn’t changed: treat them with respect, work to understand them, and teach them valuable life lessons.
Fights, bullying, and other inappropriate behavior have prompted a proposed bill from a grandparent that would require monitors and seat belts on every school bus.
The California Association of School Transportation Officials stressed how critical student transportation professionals are to the state in its annual conference in San Diego.
Transportation directors and bus drivers agree: adults lead by example. Maintaining authority and having fun with students begins by building relationships of compassion and mutual respect.
A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver was new to the job.
Police say that when a 15-year-old passenger failed to follow the bus driver’s instructions, the driver pulled him out of his seat and struck him. Other students captured the incident in cell phone videos.