Students claim the Tennessee-based driver plays the game while driving and she is placed on leave. Video shows no evidence of that, but does show her letting a parent board the bus.
In response to a safety review, Knox County (Tenn.) Schools directs funds to hire a safety manager, install surveillance cameras in new school buses, and ensure that spare buses have a radio system.
Tennessee bus driver Hollis Clay Walker allegedly crashes into a gate and sideswipes a fence on his route and is found with Klonopin pills. Several other complaints state that Walker had almost hit cars.
Special-needs school bus driver and bass singer Joe Thompson leads the gospel quartet The Fairfield Four, which won for Best Roots Gospel Album at the Grammys. He mentioned his employer, Wilson County (Tenn.) Schools, in his acceptance speech.
Over the years, our research has consistently found that the prevalence of school bus driver shortage is high when the unemployment rate is low, and vice versa.
Ellie Whitesell has recorded several videos of motorists illegally passing buses as students unload at her daughter’s stop, and has sent them to the local school district, law enforcement officials and lawmakers.
The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.
Pay raises, a 40-hour work week and attendance bonuses are key factors in Metro Nashville Public Schools’ new plan to address school bus driver recruitment and retention.
Joshua Hinerman is Robertson County Schools’ new supervisor of transportation. He plans to use his school transportation and human resources experience to help the transportation department shine, he says.
The bus was stopped in front of a high school in Tennessee when both of the back wheels and axle broke away, but no students were hurt. The bolt that connects the vehicle springs was broken, authorities say.
A driver in Tennessee apparently blacked out and lost control of the bus, and it then jumped the curb and flipped over. The driver and aide were the only passengers aboard.
Officials at the Tennessee school district say that the one-time bonus recognizes the drivers' extra work that has been caused by understaffing.
A shortage of nearly 150 school bus drivers is expected to impact about a quarter of the bus routes at Metro Nashville (Tenn.) Public Schools.