Indianapolis Public Schools is using Here Comes the Bus, which lets parents track their child’s bus, on a few buses before rolling it out district-wide. A few other districts in the state piloted the app last year.
In the accident at an Indianapolis school, a stationary bus suddenly accelerated and jumped the curb, striking and killing a principal and injuring two students.
Ron Buchanan of Indiana bought 15 tickets for a group of his fellow South Ripley Community School Corp. bus drivers. The group split the winnings, with each driver receiving about $2,300 after tax.
Metropolitan School District of Warren Township replaces 11 older diesel buses in its fleet with the alternative-fuel buses. This is the largest deployment of propane buses in the state, officials say.
Indiana Senate Bill 326 would let school bus drivers and monitors provide a statement after witnessing a motorist commit the misdemeanor of illegally passing a school bus.
Brian Prugh asks board members for Elkhart (Ind.) Community Schools to reconsider upping the minimum hours its employees must work to be eligible for health benefits. The district could lose drivers amid a countywide shortage, he says.
The Tippecanoe School Corp. is offering Synovia’s Here Comes the Bus website and app to parents of students at three of its schools and will soon offer it to the remaining schools.
Gary Plumton will be responsible for all aspects of the marketing and sales of Lion products in the U.S. For the past five years, he has been the director of sales for school bus seating manufacturer SafeGuard.
School bus service was delayed by two hours for three Indiana schools last Thursday morning because thieves stole batteries from the buses overnight.
The Indiana driver was suspended and is facing several charges for allegedly striking a guide wire to a utility pole, then continuing her route without reporting the collision. No one was hurt in the incident.
DeKalb County Central United School District replaces 12-year-old diesel buses with new Blue Bird Propane Vision buses.
A gunman ordered a 13-year-old boy to empty his pockets and took his backpack. In response, Indianapolis Public Schools increases patrols around area bus stops and distributes safety tips to parents.
Last week, about 20 bus routes for South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corp. needed to be covered by substitutes or transportation department employees. The district needs to hire at least 30 drivers.