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Connecticut district may cut school bus aides

The superintendent for Westport Public Schools is looking to save $125,000, and says that monitors are no longer necessary due to technology that improves bus safety. Parents and board members argue against the proposal, citing greater demands on school bus drivers and more distracted motorists.

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School bus driver loses job over prank

The Connecticut driver joked with students about taking a nap behind the wheel, and a student told her mother. The district removed him from its list of approved drivers and police are investigating the incident.

Shown here with one of All-Star Transportation's propane buses, from left to right: John Dufour, president, All-Star Transportation; Leslie Sheldon, operations manager, All-Star Transportation; Connecticut State Rep. John Case; and Ryan Bingham, former Torrington mayor. Photo courtesy of All-Star Transportation.
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Connecticut district saves $200K with propane school buses

Contractor All-Star Transportation acquired 51 Blue Bird Propane Vision Type C school buses to service Torrington Public Schools about two years ago when the district was looking to replace some of its older diesel school buses.

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2 school bus drivers charged with selling heroin

Police arrested Jorge "Wapito" Aviles and Ashley Byrdsong, both of whom work for DATTCO in Connecticut, after authorities searched their homes and allegedly found a .45-caliber gun and 270 bags of heroin last week. Both are facing several drug charges and are suspended without pay during the investigation.

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