The presidents of the NSTA, NAPT, and NASDPTS send a joint letter to Congress expressing support for the Stop for School Buses Act of 2019 to address illegal passing.
Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. releases an opinion that states that regulations do not place a limit on the length of school bus stop arms. He adds that motorists who pass a bus with its stop arm out are liable for resulting damages or injuries.
The smart fleet management technology supplier’s downloadable list is designed to help California pupil transporters ensure full compliance with a law requiring child-check reminder alarm systems on school buses.
Peter Pizzuto of New Hampshire allegedly uses a seat belt to restrain the wrists of a student in a wheelchair. He is charged with four counts of simple assault and one count of false imprisonment.
S4524B would allow school districts to install stop-arm cameras on school buses as a way to help law enforcement issue tickets to motorists who illegally pass stopped buses.
Gov. Janet Mills signed LD 166, which allows the use of stop-arm and exterior cameras to catch motorists who run stop arms. It also maintains a $250 minimum fine for a first-time stop-arm violation.
Public Act 100-1142 allows school districts to provide free transportation to students who live within 1.5 miles of their school if, by walking, those students would have to pass through areas with serious safety hazards.
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.
A group of U.S. Senators introduce the Clean School Bus Act, which would provide $2 million to replace diesel school buses with electric school buses, and fund charging infrastructure and training.
Lincoln Public Schools' board of education agrees to purchase a total of 12 new school buses equipped with lap-shoulder belts.
LD 1641 would allow public school bus drivers to collect unemployment benefits during the summer. It also would award training grants to school districts.
Gov. Steve Sisolak signs a bill that now allows school districts to participate in a state funding program for 75% of the cost to install electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
One bill would establish an electric school bus pilot program. Another would increase penalties for road rage crimes involving school buses.