An IEP in 2014 for Emily Quandt of Minnesota stated that she needs a trained person to ride the bus with her to administer medication for life-threatening seizures, but she rode the bus alone last year due to a lack of district staff. An aide will ride on the bus with her this year.
James Lambert of Florida, who was caught on school bus surveillance video slapping a student with autism in 2014, is sentenced in June to 11 months and 29 days of jail time.
The legislation does not specify whether the restraints would have to be lap-shoulder belts or whether lap-only belts would suffice.
In his 20 years of overseeing pupil transportation in the state, Love has worked to standardize school bus driver training and build centralized systems for driver records and bus contracts.
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.
Cherie Daniels and Chris Lowery from Frisco Independent School District take first place in this year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
Police say that the two admitted to having a student deactivate the child reminder device on their bus before they arrived at school.
A New Jersey motorist was killed when he struck a school bus, which drove off the road and overturned. Four students and the bus driver were injured, and the aide was hospitalized for serious injuries.
School bus video footage shows the driver and a school aide holding down a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, who was in a restraint at the time, and the driver slapping him. The driver has resigned.
The superintendent for Westport Public Schools is looking to save $125,000, and says that monitors are no longer necessary due to technology that improves bus safety. Parents and board members argue against the proposal, citing greater demands on school bus drivers and more distracted motorists.
Candice Milford of New Jersey was charged with theft after allegedly stealing money that was intended for class trips from five students between the ages of 6 and 9.
The new law requires the development of a training program for New Jersey school bus drivers and aides on interacting with special-needs students.
Iowa’s Charlene Beaderstadt drove school buses for 30 years before retiring. Four months later, she was back on a yellow bus, this time attending to special-needs students.