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.
Last school year, Bartow County School System issued 743 tickets for stop-arm violations, which is a 13% reduction over the previous school year.
The Georgia district hires Oliver Baird, who has managed large fleets for Tug Technologies and Coca-Cola.
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.
The school district, government and police department in Fulton County partner on the initiative to crack down on illegal passing of school buses.
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. ...