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.
Blanchard Machinery will now sell and service Blue Bird school buses in the state under its Blanchard Bus Centers division.
The Beaufort County (S.C.) School District ends its relationship with a school bus contractor and hires Kerry Mayo, a former private-sector school bus executive, as its director of transportation.
The South Carolina Senate Transportation Committee gives S946 a favorable report with an amendment that cuts the fine for violations, if video footage does not positively identify the driver of the vehicle, from $500 to $250.
Gabriele Ruth Privitera of South Carolina refuses to exit the bus when asked by the bus driver, swears at the students and driver, and threatens the driver. She is arrested and is facing multiple charges.
Danny William Dove of South Carolina allegedly disregards the warning lights and stop arm of a school bus and hits a mother and her 5-year-old daughter. He is charged with traffic violations and with failure to stop for a bus.
Freightliner Custom Chassis will expand its current office building, employee parking lot, completed chassis parking, and loading and delivery operations. The facilities manufacture the chassis for the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2.
The South Carolina legislation would apply when a vehicle illegally passes a school bus and is recorded by a stop-arm camera, but the driver can’t be identified.
During a field trip with about 100 special-needs students from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools, Melanie MacDonald quickly jumped into action when a bus caught on fire.
Greenville (S.C.) County Schools recognizes dozens of drivers and aides who didn’t miss a day in the entire 2014-15 school year.
Pearlie Able was named the 2015 South Carolina School Bus Driver of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation.
The South Carolina men allegedly interfered with school bus operations in separate incidents. One threatened to harm those on the bus if they hurt his child, and the other chased a bus and beat on the windows.
Lena Scott, a driver for Aiken County (S.C.) Public Schools, gets all 18 students to deboard after a student tells her he smells and sees smoke. Within minutes of every student exiting, the bus catches fire.