With five rotating bus monitors, Dickson County Schools is working to improve student behavior, boosting safety for drivers and passengers.
A school bus represents hope for children who are excited to get to school to learn, as well as for parents who hope that their children will be safe and well prepared for life.
In related news, former school bus driver Johnthony Walker is sentenced to four years in prison for the 2016 Chattanooga crash.
Jurors find Johnthony Walker guilty of criminally negligent homicide and over two dozen lesser charges for his involvement in a school bus crash in 2016 that killed six students.
New information indicates that the driver in the November 2016 Chattanooga crash took a phone call at the time, prosecutors say.
The Tennessee driver gets all the students off the bus before the fire starts. An electrical problem with a cable near the battery is the cause of the fire, school administrators say.
The Tennessee district teams up with Synovia Solutions to equip all of its buses with GPS. Sumner will also use the Here Comes the Bus app.
Prosecutors plan to seek additional criminal charges against Johnthony Walker, the driver in the fatal November crash. However, he is eligible for alternative sentencing, his attorney says.
In a committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen questions why federal regulators have not initiated a rulemaking to require lap-shoulder belts on school buses in light of recent crashes.
The school bus industry needs more young people, not fewer, to carry on the work of safely transporting our nation’s future.
Under a bill signed by the governor, new school bus drivers in Tennessee will have to be at least 25 years old. The bill also mandates state standards for driver and manager training.
Rep. JoAnne Favors removes her proposed bill, which would require that school buses be equipped with a “restraint system,” from consideration for the rest of the year due to lack of committee support.
A bill that would raise the minimum age for new school bus drivers in the state passes unanimously in the House. Another bill that would require restraints on school buses passes a committee vote.