SB 1122 would dissolve Dallas County Schools, which provides school bus services to 12 North Texas school districts. The agency has struggled with financial and performance problems.
In Texas, an assistant track team coach and a big-rig driver are killed and at least 18 bus passengers are injured in a collision between a school bus, an 18-wheeler, and another vehicle.
Stories on stop arms, a school bus driver’s retirement after 52 years, and another driver’s tragic death in a crash in Colorado were among the most popular this year.
The Propane Education & Research Council adds to its online "Straight Talk" series a video that showcases Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.
Steven Longoria of Texas forms a friendship with a special-needs student. He then hears from a bus driver and the student's mother that motorists are not stopping for the bus, so he starts following it on its route.
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.
Terriel Price of Houston Independent School District uses her CPR, first aid, and cardiopulmonary training, provided by the district’s transportation department, after driver Liliam Lemus falls ill.
The Texas school transportation agency’s event will cover such topics as safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, and communications.
During School Bus Safety Week, state troopers are riding on or following school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass them.
Five Texas motorists receive tickets for passing a stop arm and file a class-action lawsuit against Dallas County Schools and two cities, saying they do not remember driving past the stop arms or were not driving the car at the time.
At Huntsville Independent School District, students can use their Chromebooks to access their textbooks and homework on the bus.
The Texas bus driver reportedly swerves to try to avoid hitting another vehicle, veers off the road, overturns, and crashes into a ditch. Sixteen students and the bus driver are taken to the hospital.
In Texas, a 14-year-old boy unbuckles his seat belt, moves quickly to the front of the bus, and jumps off as the bus travels down a freeway. He is found safe walking down another freeway one hour later.