Dr. Kenneth Spells, South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corp.’s new superintendent, rides the bus on Wednesday in an effort to be more visible to students.
As troopers inspect buses in the six-county Putnamville region, one school district passes with a 100% initial approval rating.
Delivery of the CE Series buses, which are equipped with Power Solutions International engines, began in June and will be complete in time for the 2016-17 school year.
Starting on Aug. 13, the Wayne County (Ind.) Historical Museum’s exhibit will feature memorabilia from Wayne Works.
A total of 100 bus drivers and attendants, representing over 35 school corporations statewide, take part in the School Transportation Association of Indiana’s annual competition.
Kerlin Bus Sales in Indiana and Omaha Truck Center in Nebraska are the latest dealers to become certified as part of the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.
The new school buses will also run on propane and will include onboard video surveillance and GPS.
Wayne Township’s new propane-powered Blue Bird buses are funded in part by a $45,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.
An Indiana motorist loses control of her car after spilling a drink on herself and sideswipes a bus taking a high school basketball team to a game. The bus rolls over and passengers suffer minor injuries.
Prosecutors say the decision not to file criminal charges against Christine Beeler was based on factors such as absence of impairment of the driver and video of the incident.
A police report states that bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver’s seat without engaging the parking brake, causing the bus to roll forward. The report also states that Beeler was “distracted,” but does not indicate what took her attention away from her duties.
Warsaw (Ind.) Community Schools’ bus shop caught on fire on the evening of Jan. 7. The fire destroyed three school buses, a service truck and several supplies.
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.