The Virginia driver stops the bus mid-route to address some elementary school students about their behavior, but the students use the rear emergency door to leave.
Jean M. Micklevitz of Illinois allegedly punches a boy in the face and tells the bus driver that he hit his head on the window. She is charged with aggravated battery to a child under 13.
The student falls out of the Alquippa (Pa.) School District bus after another student apparently pulls the lever on the bus’s back door. The student is taken to the hospital and is later released.
As the hustle and bustle of the new school year ramps up, remember to take a minute to slow down and breathe.
Fairfax County Public Schools backs its 1,325 drivers with a discipline-tracking system for better follow-up and puts driver supervisors on the road to assist as needed. Additionally, fleet upkeep is boosted with county-employed technicians.
Approximately 300 drivers and bus monitors from four of the state’s school districts participate in a training designed to help pupil transporters respond to challenging student behavior on the bus using trauma-informed practices.
While many students used to return to class right after Labor Day, some now embark on a new school year as early as late July. That means getting preparation plans solidified even earlier to take the stress out of that school-start kickoff.
Knowing which responses to difficult behaviors are escalators of the situation and which are de-escalators is the key to crisis intervention and conflict management.
Wausau (Wis.) School District and First Student work together to bring Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports to the school bus. Driver-student relationships improve considerably as well as communication between the district and bus company.
Drivers can use a few simple strategies to increase student compliance. However, focusing on adult behavior is just as important as that of the students.
Minnesota-based Voyageur Bus Co. agrees to a settlement with the mother of a boy whose school bus driver grabbed his shoulders and shirt to make him sit up in his seat to make room for another student.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2018 included tips on school bus safety, electric school buses, and student behavior management.
The boy’s parents sued a Missouri school district, claiming that their son was injured when another student punched him on the bus.
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