A ridership drop during the Fourth of July holiday for a summer program has one student dropped off at her stop 20 minutes early and another dropped off at the wrong stop. Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools instructs drivers to maintain stop times and set routing system safeguards.
The 2016 Summit lineup also includes NTSB chief Christopher Hart, consultant Mark Aesch, and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who helped identify one of the suspects.
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.
Representing the family of Hunter Pitt, a 6-year-old who was run over by his school bus, led a personal injury law firm to create "Wait, Wait, Wait — 3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe.”
For its new student artwork contest, the school transportation provider will award a total of $12,000 this year to schools with winning entries.
The association’s 42nd Summit will return to Kansas City, Missouri, which was the site of the 2014 event.
The company will construct a new station for North Kansas City School District that includes fast-fill and time-fill fueling options, and will modify a maintenance facility for CNG-fueled buses.
The percentage is up nearly four points from last year’s results in the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual school bus inspection program.
The company will replace the fleet of Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with 150 of the alternative-fuel buses and will continue to provide service to two Missouri school districts.
Raytown (Mo.) Quality Schools practices Positive Behavior Support, which drastically reduced write-ups for minor infractions and bullying. The approach refocuses the spotlight on students who follow the bus rules instead of those who cause trouble to get attention, and emphasizes teaching students how to meet behavior expectations.
The Gardian Angel safety lighting system is now allowed for use on school buses in Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas and Alaska.
The building will have more than five times the space of the Republic School District’s current facility, with an additional entrance and exit, bigger driver training and bus repair areas, and additional staff parking spots.
North Kansas City (Mo.) Schools apologized for confiscating a blind student’s cane last month and giving him a foam tube to use instead. The boy threw the cane into the air as he was tapping it to music while on the bus, and school officials thought he was getting violent.