The average age of a Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools bus is 17 years, and there are concerns about obsolete parts on buses, officials say.
Bibb County (Ga.) School District adds 22 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its 31 units after seeing benefits such as less maintenance and lower costs.
With its contractor’s pending exit, the Savannah-Chatham district in Georgia is taking steps toward running its own service. The district already owns its bus fleet and facilities.
Officials at Yancey Bus Sales and Service say that the expanded 25,000-square-foot facility in Macon will accommodate more buses and house more parts.
In Atlanta, some older boys and girls have been separated on the school bus to improve behavior. District officials tell me that their drivers are given autonomy to decide how to seat their passengers. ...
Atlanta Public Schools officials say that the practice will help drivers become familiar with their routes and will improve accuracy of timing during current traffic patterns.
Lori Partee and Sandy James, both special-needs bus drivers for Henry County (Ga.) Schools, advance to next year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
To alleviate a driver shortage, Henry County Schools will give drivers raises ranging from 5% to 21%. Newer drivers will receive the biggest pay bump due to getting lower starting pay and wage freezes over the last five years.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed the 2016 state budget without his proposed cuts to health insurance benefits for part-time school employees. However, districts will have to increase the share they pay for health insurance for those workers to nearly $103 million.
Valdosta City Schools purchased the bus as part of its plans to lessen its carbon footprint. Plans to buy 10 additional propane buses were recently presented to the board of education.
The Fulton County (Ga.) Schools driver did not walk through the bus to check for students at the end of the route. The student fell asleep on the bus and was alone for two-and-a-half hours.
Georgia House leaders reject Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to part-time school employees, but they increase employer contributions to cover the cost.
The school bus manufacturer debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol “BLBD” after the close of an acquisition by Hennessy.