The state releases its second wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 76 diesel and alternative-fuel schools buses for 22 school districts.
From holiday parades to creative tree decorations to a toy drive, school buses and those who drive them get festive.
The state plans to use about a quarter of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy 142 new school buses in low-income communities.
An official ceremony with a work of art, refresher training, and a visit from a mascot were some of the ways school transportation providers and suppliers marked NAPT’s National School Bus Safety Week.
Districts, school bus companies, and suppliers hold refresher training, partner with law enforcement, and advocate for key legislation.
From New York to Arizona to Canada, school bus drivers and students alike received a warm welcome as they embarked on a new school year.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
As Kingman Unified School District No. 20 students return to school, some ride buses without air conditioning in 100-plus degree heat. About one-third of the district’s buses don’t have air conditioning.
The Arizona high school senior writes a letter to his bus driver from his elementary school days. He recalls her positive attitude and how she protected him from bullying.
The Navajo president and VP sign an official proclamation that was advocated by Ganado USD school bus drivers and staff.
Queen Creek Unified School District hosts the event to share more information with the public in its transportation building, recently named for longtime director Edd Hennerley.
In Arizona, the mother of a 4-year-old calls 911 after her son’s bus drives past her home without stopping, due to confusion on the part of a substitute aide. The boy was found safe on the bus while it was still dropping off students.
At events held in multiple states, students, schools, and contractors gathered to show their appreciation for the yellow bus and its drivers.