While it may not be ideal for transportation staff to be involved in every step of the Individualized Education Program process, it is essential for them to communicate with parents and related service staff to acquire information that may directly impact a student’s safe travel to and from school.
Timothy Galbreath with Somerville (Texas) Independent School District allegedly leaves a student with special needs alone on the bus all day. He is charged with abandoning or endangering a child.
The securement equipment supplier will honor a special-needs driver for standout service for the second year in a row. The winner will receive $1,000.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.
The student from Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools is taken to the wrong bus stop and returns home more than six hours after afternoon dismissal.
Darlene Campbell of Georgia earns the HERO award from the Henry County (Ga.) Board of Education for helping a student on her bus who was reportedly having a bad seizure.
A career spotlight on one special-needs school bus driver and second graders teaching school bus safety were a couple of School Bus Fleet’s web highlights in 2018.
Freda Alford of Tennessee held many positions, including owning a beauty shop and a barbecue restaurant, before she began driving school buses.
The New York school bus travels through gridlocked intersections to transport preschool students from a child development center during a major winter storm.
Tammy Cummings, a bus driver and safety trainer for Greenville County (S.C.) Schools, is the winner of the first AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year Award.
A school bus aide is fired after apparently leaving a bus while the 6-year-old was still on board.
Dee Dee Whitman, a mayoral candidate for Providence, Rhode Island, sees a story about a student who uses a wheelchair having to miss school due to a driver strike. She pays for a van to take him to school the following day.
Video from the Texas school bus shows a car apparently side-swiping the left side of the bus before speeding off. No injuries were reported.