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.
Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky is hiring police officers to monitor troubled routes, adding video cameras and offering incentive pay to more experienced bus drivers to drive those routes. Incidents on routes for alternative schools rose sharply this year.
An elementary school student was dragged by her bus when her backpack got stuck in the door as she was deboarding. She was taken to the hospital with severe road rash.
Kentucky police say that two brothers brought two handguns — one loaded — onto their bus and showed other students. The boys, their parents and the bus driver face charges.
Terrie Eggen of Kentucky safely navigated her route with 40 students aboard when the storm, which sparked tornado sirens, hit. The bus garage coached her though the drive.
A Grant County Schools bus driver and 16 students were stranded in floodwaters for nearly two hours when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks last week.