Paul T. Stewart, former state director of West Virginia, founding member of prominent pupil transportation organizations, and mentor to many, passes away at age 100.
An official ceremony with a work of art, refresher training, and a visit from a mascot were some of the ways school transportation providers and suppliers marked NAPT’s National School Bus Safety Week.
Districts, school bus companies, and suppliers hold refresher training, partner with law enforcement, and advocate for key legislation.
Kanawha County Schools holds two demonstrations for students, parents, and the public to unveil a new safety lighting system and other technology, and to dispense safety advice.
The five West Virginia drivers and a school nurse receive certificates from their county board of education for tending to three motorists whose car hydroplaned and rolled over.
West Virginia is the 16th state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.
Shane Evans of West Virginia helps a woman who boards his bus when she is followed on board by a man who is threatening her. He is able to get the man to leave, speed off, and contact police.
The governor signs legislation that increases penalties for illegally passing a school bus. It also allows for the owner of the vehicle to be charged even if the driver can’t be identified.
Kanawha County Schools is testing an electric-powered extended stop arm that may become a more consistent upgrade to the current air-powered version it uses on 10 of its buses.
The event that brings together pupil transportation professionals from 14 states in the Southeast will be held in Charleston in July 2016.
The incidents were caught by Kanawha County Schools on video last week. In one, the motorist hit the extended stop arm, and in the other, the motorist nearly struck pedestrians.
Two drivers from a West Virginia district take the top spots in the conventional and small bus categories, while a California contestant comes in first in the transit category.
The boy, who suffers seizures, missed getting off at his stop at his daycare center. He had wandered alone for about five minutes and did not have his emergency medication with him.