U.S. representatives from Tennessee and Maryland cite concerns from recent high-profile school bus crashes in their states.
Baltimore County Public Schools uses an out of service school bus to create a lab on wheels that teaches students about coding, programming, robotics, and circuitry in a hands-on environment.
A preliminary report finds that Glenn Chappell had hypertension, diabetes, and seizures, and in the past five years had been involved in at least 12 crashes or incidents while driving a school bus or personal vehicle.
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.
In the weeks since she evacuated her passengers from a bus fire, Renita Smith has been lauded by students, school officials, and others. Now, Ellen DeGeneres adds to the accolades with a hefty reward.
Maryland bus driver Renita Smith is hailed for getting her elementary school passengers to safety before the bus becomes fully engulfed.
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.