With the state Legislature’s vote, $20.5 million is now available for hundreds of new school buses across the state. Many of the state’s buses are more than 20 years old.
The engine of the 1995 model bus catches fire about 15 minutes after dropping off students. No students are aboard, and the driver gets out of the bus safely.
Kerry Mullins of South Carolina brings her daughter to her bus stop, walks into the road to talk to the bus driver, and is hit by a motorist.
William Jared Richardson of South Carolina is arrested for reportedly running in front of a school bus and grabbing the mirror while the bus was in motion.
Gov. Henry McMaster says the funding, which would come from the state's lottery proceeds, is intended for scholarships. $8.4 million remains for replacing aging school buses if the veto is upheld.
Teresa Stroble, a driver for District Five Schools of Spartanburg County (S.C.), is hailed for quickly evacuating 56 students when they noticed smoke.
Students in Greenville County (S.C.) Schools can now connect to the internet while they ride the school bus, thanks in part to the efforts of Henry Lear.
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools shares footage of a bus driver keeping students out of the path of a car as it speeds along the shoulder on the right side of the bus.
A Florence County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office report states that video allegedly shows students pulling another student to the back of the bus and assaulting her while another student appears to block the driver’s view.
A South Carolina school district says that a coolant supply hose ruptured, causing a hot mixture to release inside the 1999 model year bus.
The state acquires 26 Blue Bird propane buses as part of its efforts to update its aging fleet.
In response to the state superintendent’s plan to update South Carolina’s aging school bus fleet, NSTA says that contracting could provide new buses while saving money.
Half of the state’s 5,582 school buses are more than 15 years old. The state superintendent asks legislators to fund bus replacement as well as driver and technician pay increases.