Kimberly Ann Austin of North Carolina allegedly crosses the center lane and runs a school bus off the road, injuring 13 students. She is charged with driving while impaired and driving left of center.
The North Carolina driver is unable to leave her bus for five hours after power lines fall on it as the area is hit by Tropical Storm Michael.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools boosts pay for all of its school bus drivers to $15 an hour, and drivers currently earning more get an increase of 50 cents per hour, amid a driver shortage.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools informs the community about how its maintenance team prepared the fleet for the new school year.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction study finds that some school systems offer drivers work in other departments to get them full-time hours and pay.
While the early morning incident is still under investigation, Charlotte police point out several factors related to darkness and visibility.
Walter Holden of North Carolina reportedly drives around a curve and off the road, overcorrects, and the bus tips over. Five of the six students aboard receive minor injuries.
Lashauna Hooker Beachum of North Carolina faces two felony charges for allegedly threatening middle school staff and “immigrants [who are] trying to take over the school” on social media.
School districts and contractors celebrate pupil transporters with festivities that include breakfasts and lunches, cards made by students, and visits from dignitaries.
Guilford County (N.C.) Schools has used the school bus OEM’s $100,000 contribution for STEM programs, a gym floor replacement, and other efforts.
Pupil transporters dealt with some inconvenience caused by snowstorms and frigid temperatures in recent weeks. Still, some managed to capture the beauty the weather brings.
In Randolph County, one man is charged with stealing batteries from buses at four schools, while another man is charged with the same crime at another school.
Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools buses have caught fire in the past month. Authorities are investigating, and buses of the same type are being re-inspected.