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 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. ...
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.