File photo courtesy School Bus Safety Co.

As Another School Year Begins, Preparation Is Key

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.


Maine Student Fatally Struck by School Bus

Jayce Holt, 6, is riding his bicycle along the road toward an intersection, likely doesn’t realize the bus is turning, and brakes too late. He falls into the intersection and gets hit by the bus.

Don Sanders of Maine started the Bus Book Bags program and was recognized by the nonprofit Maine Children's Alliance. Photo by Maine Education Association

School bus driver awarded for literacy program

Don Sanders of Maine brought children’s books on his bus to get children to read more, and the effort grew into the Bus Book Bags program, with school district and library partnerships. He was recognized by a children’s nonprofit for the program.

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