The transportation department at Liberty County School System is now using text updates and social media to notify families of school bus delays.
The Georgia district’s purchase of 25 gasoline school buses, addition of bus bays, and ongoing internship and inspection training programs have also benefited drivers and students.
Oliver Baird and Brian Purtymun of Atlanta Public Schools attain the Master School Bus Technician designation.
Emma McGowan, who drives a special-needs bus for Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools, takes home two gold medals from the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Australia.
At Marietta City Schools, Kimberly Ellis will replace Mark Lindstrom, who has taken a position with the TransPar Group in Honolulu.
As two students in Marietta, Georgia, are exiting their bus, the driver sees a man shooting a gun nearby and brings the students back on board. The shooter can be seen in bus video footage.
Appreciation efforts for Cobb County’s more than 1,000 drivers include a poetry contest, thank-you cards, and breakfasts and lunches.
School districts in Georgia and other states have adopted the "Safe, Orderly, and Respectful" concept for teaching students about school bus safety.
Here’s a look at the safety training stations that students go through in the SOAR ("Safe, Orderly, and Respectful") program at two Georgia school districts.
In Valdosta, Georgia, a tractor-trailer carrying metal beams collides with a school bus. More than a dozen students are injured in the crash — one fatally.
Roy Newman of Georgia is driving students to school Monday morning when his bus leaves the road and crashes head-on into a tree. All the students aboard are treated for injuries.
A Georgia TV news camera captures a Courier Express driver passing a stopped school bus. A company manager identifies the driver, issues a reprimand, and reminds all employees to stop for school buses.
The Georgia Department of Education urges motorists to use caution when approaching school buses and to brush up on school bus safety rules.