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.
In Illinois, a bystander is recording video of flooding outside her home when she spots the bus driver driving through the water. No students were hurt and no water got inside the bus.
Collins Bus Corp.’s Low-Floor Bus features a ramp that enables faster, lift-free boarding for students in wheelchairs. Customers report increased comfort and empowerment through the ability to board with and sit near other students.
David Rennie of Illinois is apparently seen on school bus video pushing the student, picking him up, and forcing him to sit down in his seat. He is charged with misdemeanor battery.
This year’s event was held at the Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy in the East Aurora (Ill.) School District 131 on Feb. 8, with over 400 students, bus drivers, and guests in attendance.
The driver with Durham School Services dies after crashing the bus into three parked vehicles, police said.
A semi tractor-trailer reportedly enters the opposite lane of traffic and collides head-on with a school bus in Illinois, killing the driver of the truck and a school volunteer, police said.
The Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 board of education approves the purchase and installation of 10 stop-arm cameras.
Septran employees create school bus-shaped donation boxes and drop them off at every school in the community to collect winter clothing for those in need.
The school bus company is honored for its maintenance program at Macomb School District #185.
The lightning reportedly struck nearby and traveled to where the children were standing under a tree. All three were recovering in the hospital.
Township High School District 211’s new Blue Bird Vision Propane buses are expected to save about $15,000 per year in fuel costs and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by almost 14,000 pounds.
The rear tire of the bus, owned by Illinois-based Herscher Christian Church, catches fire. The teenagers and adults on board are able to exit unharmed as the fire quickly spreads.