Monica Burke of Colorado pleads guilty to assaulting the 20-year-old, who is nonverbal. She is sentenced to 20 months in jail, five years of probation, and 360 hours of community service.
The 16-year-old Kentucky student throws himself out of the front door and is killed when he hits the pavement. The driver was not at fault, police say.
The 11-year-old girl is left on the bus during a heat wave after a bus driver reportedly fails to complete a child check. She is found uninjured in the back of the bus up to two hours later.
School bus video allegedly shows the Illinois aide slapping a 6-year-old student across the face twice. The state attorney’s office is reviewing the incident.
The 10-year-old student is found in the bus yard of a Louisiana school district after having reportedly fallen asleep on the bus. The driver and aide are arrested.
In Arizona, the mother of a 4-year-old calls 911 after her son’s bus drives past her home without stopping, due to confusion on the part of a substitute aide. The boy was found safe on the bus while it was still dropping off students.
The Arc of Spokane presented the school bus company with the 2017 Champion of the Arc Employer Award for promoting employment among people with developmental disabilities.
Ruby Taylor of Iowa is reinstated by an arbitrator after her firing for allegedly abusing a special-needs student in 2015. The district wants the decision thrown out, citing evidence of abuse and neglect.
The New Jersey substitute driver and aide dropped off the 11-year-old girl, who is nonverbal, at a home located nearly 3 miles from her own home.
NYAPT asks the state Legislature to continue the funding it is currently providing; add funding for pre-K students, bus monitors, and security; and increase support for the school bus driver training program.
A California school bus reportedly T-bones a car, critically injuring the driver of the car. The students suffer minor injuries, and the bus driver and two aides are unharmed.
The Kentucky mother says that she had requested monitors on the buses before, but there wasn’t one aboard during the alleged sexual assault of her son, who is severely autistic.
Monica Burke of Colorado is facing 24 counts of felony assault for allegedly beating a student with severe autism and spraying aerosol cans in his face.