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.
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.
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.