Richmond County (Ga.) School System’s investigation of the incident finds that the 12-year-old’s wheelchair had not been secured properly due to a training deficiency.
Police say they believe that Tyra Wilcox was speeding when she lost control of her bus, which flipped onto its side.
The training company supports National School Bus Safety Week with a series of PSAs and a safety poster.
The state pupil transportation directors’ event will also address driver tablets, education reform, and federal agency developments.
The New York driver tells students to sit on different sides of the aisle based on their gender. He tells two students who say they identify as transgender to move to the “girls’ side” or leave the bus.
Katie Chapman of Oklahoma may lose her job for giving a ride to a woman and her dog with students on board. Chapman says she thought the woman might be in danger.
Rod Price of Kentucky is approached by a boy who is choking and turning blue and quickly performs the Heimlich maneuver on him.
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.
New York Association for Pupil Transportation members cite a variety of summer tasks, from recruiting new school bus drivers to finalizing routes.
At San Antonio ISD, more than 350 transportation employees take part in two days of training, including a “Family Feud” session with safety questions.
Tiger tamers used a four-legged stool to overwhelm the big cats. Similarly, the school bus driver should be the first leg of a figurative four-legged stool to confront student misbehavior.
In his first year at Columbia County School District, Allen Connor changed the department’s mindset with upgrades to training, more bus managers, and a review process that focuses on safety and partnerships.
After a string of fatal crashes shook the industry, the time is ripe to refocus on the fundamentals of transportation management, from hiring the right people to putting the needs of children first.