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.
Reviewing the previous year’s performance, getting advance input on route planning, and tackling driver recruitment early in the process are some recommendations from pupil transporters across the U.S. for a successful start to a new school year.
The New Jersey driver reportedly makes some wrong turns while taking kindergartners home. He is let go for not conducting a practice run on the route before the first day of school.
From New York to Arizona to Canada, school bus drivers and students alike received a warm welcome as they embarked on a new school year.
As one of several visits on the first day of school, Richard Carranza greets Logan Bus Co. drivers at the company’s headquarters.
Polk County Public Schools plans to boost starting pay and drop its requirement for a high school or GED diploma as it struggles with a significant driver shortage.
Many Boston Public Schools buses were delayed or didn't arrive last week due to an unexpected number of driver absences as the drivers union negotiates a new contract.
Some 500 drivers and other staff prepare for the new year at St. Lucie Public Schools’ in-service training, with the motivational theme “Hop on the Energy Bus.”
In some parts of the country, school buses are back on the road amid high temperatures. Two recent incidents show what a touchy subject the use of bus windows can be when it comes to student conduct.
Some Dallas-area districts are now operating their own bus service, while others opt to outsource. Residents voted last year to shut down transportation provider Dallas County Schools.
The bus runs off the road and strikes a tree, coming to rest in a ditch, police say. The driver and two students are taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The nationwide tour aims to reinforce safe school bus behavior through interactive activities, and remind motorists that they can help keep students safe by obeying stop-arm safety laws.
Polk County (Fla.) Public Schools recommends parents transport their children if possible as the district struggles with bus delays. Sixty-two driver positions are still open as school starts.