Brian Downing of Oklahoma ran a red light and crashed into a school bus in February and was cited. Three months later, he hits a special-needs school bus.
Ginger Maxville of Oklahoma realizes a 5-year-old student is choking, uses her CPR training, and performs the Heimlich maneuver on him, and he coughs up a penny.
Brenda Burns of Oklahoma posted a request on Facebook for water for the students she transports in a bus without air conditioning. Her goal is to get enough water to last students the whole school year.
The SUV sped toward the bus without swerving or braking, causing minor injuries to some students aboard. The driver of the vehicle may have had a seizure, police said.
The new facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be overseen by Wayne Chandler, who has experience in managing air-conditioning installations on school buses.
Kim Hamilton went to the NAPT Summit on a mission to bring back valuable information and training opportunities for the members of the Oklahoma Association for Pupil Transportation, of which she is executive director. But she had one other task to attend to: bringing me a snow globe that I had won at the conference two years ago.
The Bellmon Awards, a collaboration between Sustainable Tulsa and Southside Rotary Club of Tulsa, awards Tulsa Public Schools for its commitment to CNG school buses. District representatives will be presented with the new compressor at a dedication held on Thursday.
Four students who attend a middle school within Tulsa Public Schools assist younger students by getting them to the rear emergency exit and out of the bus and keeping them safely away from the bus after smoke began billowing from the engine. Monroe Demonstration School Principal Tom Padalino tells a news outlet that the older students created "a teachable moment, and that's what we're here to do."
The transportation department at Woodward Public Schools observes the cause in April by decorating its buses with blue ribbons, an international symbol for child abuse prevention. Transportation Director Rosetta Loomis tells a local newspaper that, “It is a wonderful teaching and learning opportunity.”
Investigations are underway and an arrest was made in unrelated school bus thefts in Oklahoma, Michigan and Louisiana in recent weeks. In at least two of the incidents, the keys were reportedly in the ignition when the buses were stolen.
An episode of "How It's Made" explains key steps in the building of a school bus. The show was shot over a two-day period at the IC Bus plant in Tulsa, Okla.
TradeWind Energy arranges for the lease of and delivers two new buses to Shidler (Okla.) School District after company officials learn about the district’s aging fleet and the district's difficulties in maintaining it. TradeWind Energy also commits to paying all costs associated with the lease of the buses for three years.
School Training Solutions has released an online curriculum to help Oklahoma school bus drivers meet a new recertification requirement that the State Department of Education instituted. Drivers whose certification has expired for more than a year can purchase and take these online courses through the Oklahoma Association for Pupil Transportation.