California substitute bus driver Armando Able Ramirez is charged with dependent abuse for leaving a student with severe autism on a school bus for about seven hours on an extremely hot day in September.
Police say that the two admitted to having a student deactivate the child reminder device on their bus before they arrived at school.
A state senator says that the bill was spurred by the death of an autistic student who was left on a school bus in September.
A school transportation agency in California concludes a trial test of biometric iris scanners to track students as they board and exit buses.
Thomas Naime, who had been a bus driver for Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools, was found guilty of caretaker neglect and fined $250 for leaving a pre-K student who depends on a feeding tube and has selective mutism on a bus in August.
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.
Pupil Transportation Cooperative in California will push for electronic notification devices in its buses and have two adults monitor every bus to make sure no student is left on board following the death of a student on one of its buses last week.
A 19-year-old student was found dead in an empty school bus in California, and his family believes he was left in the bus all day. He was severely autistic and nonverbal, and may have stayed on the bus because he was waiting for a cue, family members say.
New Jersey school districts and contractors can order the free sticker for their buses. It reads, “Is everyone off the bus? Check everywhere and be sure.”
A California bus driver brings the other three children aboard the bus to school, drives to the bus yard and parks and leaves with the four-year-old still strapped in his seat.
The Fulton County (Ga.) Schools driver did not walk through the bus to check for students at the end of the route. The student fell asleep on the bus and was alone for two-and-a-half hours.
A 6-year-old girl in Jerome, Idaho, who fell asleep and was left alone on her school bus for about two hours, left the bus and walked for about half a mile before a firefighter found her. The girl did not appear to be injured.
The school bus contracting firm’s 2014 contest drew more than 230 submissions, and winners in four categories earned $1,000 each.