Monica Burke of Colorado is facing 24 counts of felony assault for allegedly beating a student with severe autism and spraying aerosol cans in his face.
A Colorado special-needs school bus driver’s idea to give students a visit with Santa Claus and a new coat evolves into Santa’s Toy Express, which also provides gifts and entertainment.
Kari Chopper had an enlarged heart and may have experienced abnormal heart rhythm or a fainting episode before she crashed into a pillar at the Denver airport last month, according to the autopsy. No signs of drug or alcohol use were found.
Police find no mechanical problems with the bus that Kari Chopper was driving that crashed into a pillar at the Denver airport earlier this month. Autopsy results for Chopper have not been released yet.
The Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association holds its technician contest and school bus roadeo, with the top competitors advancing to nationals.
The attorney for Elizabeth Burris of Colorado says that she was not impaired at the time of a December crash in which her bus overturned. Burris pleads not guilty to multiple charges.
The second edition of School Bus eXchange brings school bus operators and suppliers to Colorado to share solutions for key issues facing the industry.
Elizabeth Burris of Colorado lost control of her bus, which rolled over and seriously injured two students. She allegedly told state troopers that she was taking six prescription drugs at the time of the accident, and her lawyer said she is under a doctor’s care for Fibromyalgia.
A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver was new to the job.
For nearly 24 years, Horton has shuttled scores of students and trained other drivers. Meanwhile, his photography has illustrated many School Bus Fleet articles.
When Alex Mata interned with Denver Public Schools transportation, the team taught him about bus maintenance and even helped with his homework. Without the experience, he says, “I probably wouldn’t have graduated high school.”
Transportation departments can adopt new approaches to help reduce traffic around schools and to ensure the safety of students who don’t qualify for yellow bus service.
Drivers and maintenance staff test their skills in the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association’s school bus roadeo and technician safety contests.