At 80, Marilyn Loveland turns in the keys to her bus. She drove for Grass Lake (Mich.) Community Schools.
Cherie Daniels and Chris Lowery from Frisco Independent School District take first place in this year’s National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.
Employees at 17 of the company’s locations in Michigan collect and deliver more than 10,000 bottles of water to residents.
Drivers and other school employees deliver water and filters to residents throughout the city, on their routes and on their own time, as a state of emergency over water contamination continues.
A Montcalm (Mich.) Area Intermediate School District bus and a horse and buggy pull into an intersection at the same time, causing the horse to strike the bus. The bus and buggy sustain minor damage, but no one is injured, and the horse appears to be unharmed.
In Maryland, the rear wheels of a Baltimore County Public Schools bus drop into a sinkhole on a road where a water main broke. A similar incident occurs the same morning in Michigan.
Police are investigating an attempted abduction of a girl from a school bus stop and a similar occurrence that took place days later. Both incidents involved a suspect trying to lure students into a minivan.
As part of an additional lighting proposal in a bill presented by Rep. Holly Hughes, 10 districts are collecting data on an LED message alert system installed on their buses to see if it reduces pass-bys.
State police completed 15,987 safety inspections during the 2014-15 school year, as well as an additional 730 re-inspections of buses that failed the initial inspection, officials said.
Lake Orion School District is offering MyStop to parents to help them track their child’s bus arrival and departure times.
ABC Student Transportation will transport some Detroit students on Blue Bird Vision Propane buses beginning this school year. This is reportedly the largest fleet of propane school buses in the state.
Drivers for Jackson Public Schools will receive a raise and other incentives in the upcoming school year as the district works to improve its transportation system and be more competitive with area districts.
Taking first in the 18th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo were school bus driver Lisa Gadway and attendant Greg McGoff.