Jefferson County Public Schools will assign the new monitors to buses that must stop at a depot during a route, or that transport a large number of students for long periods of time.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered an attendance-based cash incentive, Collins’ new low-floor bus, and student fatalities in the danger zone.
Trey Halfhill of Kentucky helps a school bus driver after a crash that turned the bus on its side. He enters the bus and keeps the driver calm.
Crittenden County School District switches 11 buses in its fleet from diesel to propane as part of a state pilot and saves more than $63,000 over two years.
Rod Price of Kentucky is approached by a boy who is choking and turning blue and quickly performs the Heimlich maneuver on him.
A state trooper takes to the radio to remind motorists to “stay alert so kids don’t get hurt.”
Ricky Courtwright, the director of vehicle maintenance at Marion County (Ky.) Public Schools, will retire in December.
The 16-year-old Kentucky student throws himself out of the front door and is killed when he hits the pavement. The driver was not at fault, police say.
Across the state, 51 roadside signs show a stop arm with the message "It's not JUST a stop sign, it's a child's life."
The Kentucky mother says that she had requested monitors on the buses before, but there wasn’t one aboard during the alleged sexual assault of her son, who is severely autistic.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools starts a pilot that pays school bus drivers and assistants a $200 bonus for every pay period they come to work every day to address driver shortage and absenteeism.
Kentucky driver Jennifer Ward and monitor Diana Becker find that students enjoy singing together more than listening to the radio and that it helps alleviate anxiety for some.