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.
Trevor Aaron McDonald of Minnesota admits to intentionally driving too fast over a hump in the road, injuring several students on his bus. He faces several charges.
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association recognizes several members with awards, including one for lifetime achievement, at its annual summer conference.
Perry Whitney of Minnesota has taken three boys from his special-needs school bus route, along with their father, on weekend bass fishing trips.
Investigators believe that Mohamed Wasuge of Minnesota had fallen asleep when his bus sideswiped three cars, jumped a curb and almost hit a post office. Court records show that he has been convicted of traffic violations at least 11 times since 2003.
Don Beehler of Minnesota started his career driving part time while also working on his family’s farm. He had retired in 1999, but returned full time when the school district needed bus driving help.
The 22 contracted drivers, who cover routes for Minneapolis Public Schools, did not show up for work for two days last week, citing low pay, lack of hours and cold buses. Some were back at work on Monday.
After testing three propane-powered buses, Independent School District 15 in Minnesota ordered the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses for the 2015-16 school year.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said it has no legal reason to deny the license to Amir Meshal, who already has a commercial truck driver’s license and has no disqualifying offenses.
Every school day, Dale Westover, a driver for Warroad (Minn.) Public Schools, travels to and from Canada and checks in with U.S. and Canada customs several times.
Two drivers from a West Virginia district take the top spots in the conventional and small bus categories, while a California contestant comes in first in the transit category.
Minnetonka Community Education recognizes First Student Tonka Bay for its support of the community and the local school district.
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association presents awards to six school bus drivers and two veteran contractors for their dedication to the safety of students.