Glenn Chappell was notified that he was “no longer authorized” to drive a school bus for failing to provide medical certification. The school system was not notified, he continued driving, and died in a crash that killed five others.
Glenn R. Chappell of Baltimore lost a civil case over hitting a parked car, was convicted for not showing a registration card during a traffic stop, and convicted again of driving a vehicle with suspended registration, court records state. The offenses did not involve a school bus.
A Baltimore school bus hits a car and a pillar, enters oncoming traffic, and hits the driver’s side of a transit bus, killing the school bus driver and five of the transit bus passengers. No students were aboard the school bus.
The grants go to police agencies to pay for education programs and for officer overtime to patrol when school buses are on the road.
The event will feature demonstrations on school bus safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and child safety seats to help families prepare for the new school year.
As Langley takes on the role of assistant director of transportation at Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools, he steps down from his post as president of the state directors association.
As of July, Baltimore County Public Schools is raising the starting wage for school bus drivers from $12.94 per hour to $15.42 to deal with a driver shortage.
In Maryland, the rear wheels of a Baltimore County Public Schools bus drop into a sinkhole on a road where a water main broke. A similar incident occurs the same morning in Michigan.
Debbie Brown of Maryland noticed a student in pain and having problems walking due to a prosthetic leg that kept falling off, and she helped coordinate getting her a new prosthetic free of charge.
Jubb’s Bus Service Inc. put the first propane school bus in the state into operation for the 2015-16 school year. Anne Arundel County students boarded the Blue Bird Vision Propane bus on Tuesday.
After a bus driver is caught on video texting while driving students, Prince George’s County (Md.) Public Schools adds to its policy an amendment that would lead to a driver being suspended, demoted or terminated for the offense.
According to a preliminary investigation, a 58-year-old woman was crossing a street in Derwood, Maryland, when a school bus making a left turn struck her.
American Bus Sales and Service, which represents Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, chose Trinity Renee Mitchell for the award. Mitchell, a college student, comes from a family with a long history of providing school bus service.