The school bus company earns 100% scores on a fleet inspection by the Kansas Highway Patrol and on the Kansas State Department of Education’s auditor safety review.
The lengthy survey counted nearly 10,000 illegal passes of school buses in Kansas in 30 school days.
The State Board of Education reviews proposed updates to safety regulations, including a lifetime ban on working as a school bus driver for a person convicted of a crime involving a child.
A bus carrying 13 students is traveling along a highway when a large turkey flies across the roadway from a ditch, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
The latest winning entry comes from fourth grader Ruth Brooks of Olathe Public Schools. The bus company awards her school $1,000 to put toward classroom supplies.
Lawrence Public Schools renews its transportation service with First Student for another five years. The contract covers more than 70 school bus routes.
Gov. Sam Brownback designates Oct. 19 as a day to honor the state’s more than 4,200 school bus drivers.
The Kansas State Department of Education informs the public about how to keep kids safe as they make their way to and from school buses.
The company’s Gardner, Kansas, location achieves a perfect score on its transportation safety review by the Kansas State Department of Education for the third year in a row.
The school bus operator’s pact with two Nebraska districts now extends to 2019. David Prince, STA’s general manager of the contract, now takes on broader responsibility.
A Kansas county sheriff’s office finds evidence that aggravated criminal sodomy, battery, and criminal restraint occurred on a school bus on Feb. 3. The final charging decision is up to the county attorney.
Great Bend (Kan.) School District 428 now requires adults to sit among students on bus trips and is adding cameras to all its buses after two students reported being sexually assaulted on the bus.