Jesse Frank of Alabama sees his bus driver’s head roll back and hands fall from the steering wheel. He steers the bus off the road, stops the bus, calls 911, and comforts other students.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
The first Leadership with Propane Autogas Awards go to school districts in Iowa, Texas, and Alabama.
The Alabama School Bus Safety Act lets school systems place the cameras on their buses and penalizes motorists who illegally pass the buses with a fine of $300. It went into effect on July 1.
The school bus contractor gives the bus and a $2,500 check to Huntsville (Ala.) City Schools to help provide free meals for children during the summer.
A pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old student in Altoona, Alabama, collides with a school bus. The teen is killed, and the bus driver and aide are injured.
Baldwin County Public Schools’ May 27 event will train drivers on emergency evacuation procedures and will recognize them with a lunch and raffle.
Officials from Elmore County (Ala.) Public Schools will discuss their implementation of digital two-way radios integrated with GPS and the WAVE smartphone app.
The Charles “Chuck” Poland Jr. Act allows school districts to prosecute trespassers as a misdemeanor. It has also helped boost school transportation security training.
The program involves training to eliminate waste from business practices by reducing vehicle downtime and lowering life-cycle costs.
Transportation South holds a Love the Bus celebration to recognize the state’s best school bus drivers. A 23-year school bus veteran is named Driver of the Year.
A 5-year-old student in Alabama dropped his backpack in front of the bus. The bus driver started to pull away when she didn’t see him come out of his house.
Hoover City Schools board rescinds an April 2014 vote that would have created a mandatory fee to ride the school bus. The vote on the proposed fee was contingent upon approval from the U.S. District Court, which never came.