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District Stiffens School Bus Fight Penalties

Duval County (Fla.) Public Schools more than doubles the time the student is removed from the bus for a first fight. Students involved in fights may also have school bus privileges revoked permanently.

Pasco County Schools replaced some retiring diesel buses from the 2000s with 58 propane buses, and is saving more than 55 cents per gallon on fuel.
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4 Florida Districts Add Propane School Buses

Since 2015, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, and Hillsborough County school districts have added 170 new Blue Bird Vision Propane buses and have seen lower emissions and savings in fuel and maintenance costs.

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Student Struck by Car While Trying to Board School Bus

A 9-year-old girl in Florida was struck by an SUV and suffered minor injuries when the motorist switched into the same lane as the school bus to avoid a stopped vehicle in the other lane, tried to stop, and lost control of her car.

Drivers, attendants and other transportation staff members from Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools decorated a bus and took part in a local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.
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School bus team rolls in MLK parade

Pupil transporters from Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools decorated a bus and took part in a local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade that drew thousands of onlookers.

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School bus driver who crashed into pond enters not guilty plea

An attorney for Lenoir Sainfimin, the Florida driver whose bus careened into a pond in September, pleaded not guilty on the driver’s behalf to a charge of careless driving. The attorney also asked to subpoena unedited surveillance video from the bus.

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