A 15-year-old boy safely exited a Richmond (Va.) Public Schools bus, but was struck by a car while crossing the street with other students after the bus pulled away, district officials say. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Richmond (Va.) Public Schools will now take students directly to after-school programs instead of transporting them to a different school to wait for another bus after a second bus fails to arrive and strands three students.
New legislation would clarify that police can issue citations by mail instead of having to deliver them in person, after Falls Church and Arlington County had stopped issuing citations in October.
Capitol Square in downtown holds as its centerpiece the Virginia State Capitol, the seat of many major historical developments. Statues honoring distinguished Americans, such as George Washington and John Marshall, can also be found in the square.
The transportation department at Richmond, Virginia-based Henrico County Public Schools serves 75 schools and about 29,000 students. It devised an efficient hub system to accommodate a four-tier bell schedule to transport students to their schools on time.
Falls Church, Virginia, suspended its stop-arm camera program as of Oct. 2. At issue is whether citations of those caught on video passing a school bus can be mailed or must be served in person.
Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools used to allow bus drivers to keep their buses at their homes, but now requires them to park in district lots to save time and money. Some drivers say they are putting more miles on their buses and feel less safe.
The former monitor for Colonial Heights (Va.) Public Schools admits she struck a 6-year-old boy who hit her. She pleads guilty to assault and battery of a child, receives a suspended jail sentence, and must take parenting classes, and complete community service and an anger management program.
While the girl waited for her bus, a man allegedly tried to force her to come with him, but the girl broke free and ran home. Police are searching for the suspect.
Arlington Public Schools rolled out the program using American Traffic Solutions’ CrossingGuard. Citations will be issued after a two-month warning period, as the school year begins.
Tichi Pinkney Eppes of Virginia said she waited behind the bus and that it looked empty, but the police officer who issued the citation testified that there were children exiting at the time. She is planning to appeal.
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
Lois King, a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, shares her strategy for behavior management and the reason she started shuttling students.