The State Board of Education adopts rules to require lap-shoulder belts and other safety equipment in all new school buses purchased by school districts and state-accredited non-public schools. The rules are subject to legislative review before taking effect.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Steve Cohen’s School Bus Safety Act of 2019 would require lap-shoulder belts and safety technology on every school bus and would provide funding for them.
School bus officials, transportation directors, mechanics, and other student transportation employees from across the state gathered in Des Moines from July 15 to 17 to attend the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association’s annual conference.
Avon Lake City Schools and Beachwood City Schools each receive 72-passenger school buses equipped with lap-shoulder belts to use in a pilot program that will monitor safety and student behavior.
The State Board of Education is reviewing a rule change that would start requiring lap-shoulder belts in all new school buses. If approved, the rule could go into effect in October.
A report on transportation safety from a parliamentary committee is not recommending seat belts on school buses, but is backing a task force continuing to study the topic.
The father, twin sister, and grandfather of Miranda Vargas, who was killed in a New Jersey school bus crash in 2018, meet with members of Congress to gather support for school bus safety legislation.
Lincoln Public Schools' board of education agrees to purchase a total of 12 new school buses equipped with lap-shoulder belts.
Avon Lake City Council agrees to support a pilot program to install lap-shoulder belts on Avon Lake City Schools buses.
Gary Lillico of British Columbia starts a petition calling to make seat belts on school buses mandatory after learning that a school bus safety report about the belts had been found to be flawed.
Volunteers are needed to help update NHTSA’s eight-hour curriculum Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses for pre-K students.
Lawmakers consider legislation that would require school buses purchased after a certain date to be equipped with seat belts.
Missoula County Public Schools will ask its contractor to install seat belts on all new school buses starting this summer.