A New Jersey superintendent’s call to fire Gaye Kish for using her phone, having a friend board her bus, and taking a bathroom break during her route is rejected by the board of education. Kish cites a medical condition as the reason for taking the break.
Gary Kelmer of New Jersey invites students he transports to a local pond on spring break to teach them how to fish and get them to spend time outdoors. He has offered the activity for over 20 years.
The New Jersey substitute driver and aide dropped off the 11-year-old girl, who is nonverbal, at a home located nearly 3 miles from her own home.
The state Senate passes a bill that would permit school districts to contract with a private vendor for stop-arm violation monitoring systems on their school buses.
Whether it’s solving school bus challenges, confronting a state association crisis, or fighting cancer (twice), New Jersey’s Ingrid Reitano has stayed strong for more than 40 years in pupil transportation.
A 14-year old girl in New Jersey was seriously injured after being hit by a car while crossing a highway to board her bus. The bus was stopped with its stop arm extended and red lights activated, police say.
The New Jersey driver writes a letter to the parents of two students on her bus who show kindness and support to a fellow student who has difficulty walking. It has gotten more than 45,000 likes on Facebook.
A county prosecutor in New Jersey says that the investigation is ongoing, but it appears that the bus was properly within its lane of travel when it was struck by an SUV.
Whether it’s solving school bus challenges, confronting a state association crisis, or fighting cancer (twice), New Jersey’s Reitano has overcome many obstacles in her 40-plus years in pupil transportation.
Police in New Jersey say that the FedEx truck driver attempted to force the school bus off of the road as the bus driver tried to illegally pass him.
All school bus drivers and aides in the state have to go through the training program, which was mandated by a bill passed last year.
A-3798 would allow school districts to deploy school bus stop-arm cameras and requires the video to be reviewed by law enforcement, who would determine if a citation should be issued to the driver.
When their bus driver became unresponsive, three New Jersey students were able to put the bus in park, take the keys and let the students off the bus. No students were harmed in the incident.