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.
The Kentucky children are on the sidewalk when the driver of an SUV strikes them while swerving to avoid hitting the bus. Two of the children are in critical condition.
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools cancels some school bus routes three days in a row. The bus drivers’ union says that the district is 50 to 70 drivers short.
About 45 billboards are posted across the state, featuring an extended stop arm on the side of a school bus with the words, “It’s not JUST a stop sign, it’s a child’s life.”
A motorist crossed the center line of the highway and struck a school bus head-on. The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene and the bus driver, student and teacher’s aide aboard the bus were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Kentucky school bus was pulling away from the bus stop when it hit and killed the 5-year-old boy. The bus driver has been employed by Butler County Schools for nearly 18 years and has an exemplary driving record with the district.
The district said that the driver failed to follow proper procedure in the May 15 incident because she was distracted by talking with another student and didn't check the stairwell before shutting the door.
Alerted by students that one of their peers was in distress, Yvonne Wilson performed a one-handed Heimlich maneuver on the girl, dislodging a piece of hard candy from her throat.