Dee Dee Whitman, a mayoral candidate for Providence, Rhode Island, sees a story about a student who uses a wheelchair having to miss school due to a driver strike. She pays for a van to take him to school the following day.
Fourteen students are on board when fire breaks out. The bus team begins the evacuation, and neighbors step in to help.
The new “Securement 101” course covers safety and liability, equipment operation, and securing wheelchairs and occupants.
The securement equipment supplier will annually honor a special-needs driver for exemplary service. The winner will receive $1,000.
Assigned to transport a student who uses a wheelchair to his graduation events, Jennifer Collins of Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools goes out of her way to provide a special ride.
The policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses creating IEPs, proper use of restraint systems, and care administered by aides and nurses.
The sessions provide guidance on securing bus passengers who use wheelchairs.
Todd Hawks joins the wheelchair and occupant securement supplier.
The event, held every two years, will take place in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sessions will cover such topics as school bus technology, emissions standards, and the changing labor market.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.
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.
An Illinois man who had driven around a stopped special-needs bus aimed to make up for it by paving the driveway at the home of the student he saw deboarding in a wheelchair that day.
Collins marks its 50th anniversary with a new vehicle that enables students in wheelchairs to bring themselves aboard.