Atlanta Public Schools recruited new technicians and fleet managers with a variety of mechanical backgrounds, which has fostered better group problem solving.
With only a few months’ notice, staff members at Savannah-Chatham County Public School System in Georgia bring their varied skills to the table to create a pupil transportation program nearly from scratch.
Carole Etheridge of Georgia is arrested and charged with one count of DUI and 16 counts of endangering a child for each student aboard the bus under the age of 14.
Fulton County Schools’ new Blue Bird buses are also equipped with three-point belts.
In his first year at Columbia County School District, Allen Connor changed the department’s mindset with upgrades to training, more bus managers, and a review process that focuses on safety and partnerships.
The software developer selects Kecia Ling, the director of transportation operations at Savannah-Chatham County (Ga.) Public School System, for building routes for over 26,000 students in four months and overcoming transportation challenges during Hurricane Matthew.
The gasoline-powered Type C school bus, which uses a Ford 6.8L V10 engine, is now certified to the federal standard of 0.20 g/bhp-hr for NOx emissions.
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.