Harris County (Ga.) School District staff members practice evacuation procedures for students with various special needs.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.
An Oklahoma driver resigns and an aide is suspended after reportedly leaving a 7-year-old with a wheelchair who has cerebral palsy on a bus for over six hours and not reporting it.
The Florida aide was charged with 32 counts of child abuse in June, but the charges were dropped because state law allows parents and other adults to use corporal punishment.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2018 included tips on school bus safety, electric school buses, and student behavior management.
Arthur Carlos of California is reportedly shown on school bus video putting his hands around a boy’s neck and pushing his head against a window. He is charged with corporal injury upon a child.
A school bus aide is fired after apparently leaving a bus while the 6-year-old was still on board.
Kentucky bus driver Bruce Vanover stops traffic to rescue the child before officers arrive at the scene, police said.
Derek Bray Simpson of Florida is apparently seen on bus video pushing a restrained special-needs student multiple times. He is arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse.
Fourteen students are on board when fire breaks out. The bus team begins the evacuation, and neighbors step in to help.
Jefferson County Public Schools will assign the new monitors to buses that must stop at a depot during a route, or that transport a large number of students for long periods of time.
With five rotating bus monitors, Dickson County Schools is working to improve student behavior, boosting safety for drivers and passengers.
The state Department of Education denies requests from Warwick Public Schools to eliminate bus monitors and to charge students to ride school buses and participate in school sports.