Hillsborough County students who live within 2 miles of their middle school or high school may no longer be eligible to ride the bus because of a lack of state funding for courtesy busing.
KIPP: Jacksonville Schools’ 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses make up the first completely propane-fueled school bus fleet for a U.S. charter school, Blue Bird and ROUSH CleanTech say.
Hillsborough County Public Schools can now fuel its growing fleet of propane school buses at its own facility.
According to Bergstrom, testing found that the Cool Zone system cooled a bus five minutes faster than what is required by Florida and Texas state specs.
Among other PACCAR Parts and Peterbilt Motors Co. awards presented in Orlando, Florida, The Peterbilt Store receives the TRP Bus Segment Dealer of the Year Award.
Hillsborough County Public Schools’ back-to-school training event covers such topics as customer service and “How Not to Be Confined by Your Title.”
Parents call the driver and aide heroes for their actions during the 2015 incident. The driver drove to a safe place and gave information to a student who called 911, and the aide helped students as they waited for police to arrive.
Former Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools bus driver Rosa Dalger denies the accusations and says her actions were necessary to prevent the student or other students from being hurt.
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.
The state attorney says the facts in the case against the Florida driver and attendant who left the same student on the bus twice “do not rise to the level of felony neglect of a child.”
James Lambert of Florida, who was caught on school bus surveillance video slapping a student with autism in 2014, is sentenced in June to 11 months and 29 days of jail time.
Justin Schaefer of Florida notices a student on his bus is wearing broken glasses. He sets up a GoFundMe page to buy new glasses for him and another student he learns needs glasses but cannot afford them.
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.