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.
Debbie Brown of Maryland noticed a student in pain and having problems walking due to a prosthetic leg that kept falling off, and she helped coordinate getting her a new prosthetic free of charge.
Video shows the Angleton (Texas) Independent School District monitor allegedly hitting a special-needs student several times with a seat belt buckle and a folder. She is charged with felony injury to a disabled person.
A bus driver and aide for the School District of Palm Beach County (Fla.) have been charged with child neglect for leaving a student on a school bus for more than five hours.
According to the NYPD, Officer Christopher Canale saved a driver and aide in a school bus that was engulfed in flames and smoke after a crash. No children were on board.
Driver Mary Ann Alves and attendant Joan Sutton were inducted into the Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) Independent School District Wall of Fame. Both were also honored by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.
Driver Gwendolyn Brinson and attendant Kathy Ritter, who helped thwart a man accused of lewd behavior, are honored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The former monitor for Colonial Heights (Va.) Public Schools admits she struck a 6-year-old boy who hit her. She pleads guilty to assault and battery of a child, receives a suspended jail sentence, and must take parenting classes, and complete community service and an anger management program.
Greenville (S.C.) County Schools recognizes dozens of drivers and aides who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
Board members for Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools vote to fire the monitor after viewing video footage of him repeatedly shoving and grabbing a boy and pushing another child into his seat.
Patti Hyman, who has worked for Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District for 10 years, is named Pupil Transportation Employee of the Year.