In honor of our February 2020 special-needs issue, check out these photo submissions and those from previous stories highlighting special-needs transporters and the important aspects of their job.
Pollard talks about creating a successful annual driver training event, his passion for serving special-needs students, and the “special ride” he was able to coordinate for a student with autism.
Kimberleigh Welch is traveling along the highway when another vehicle hits her bus, causing it to overturn. She is taken to the hospital where she succumbs to her injuries. No one else was on board at the time.
Wyatt, an Alabama student on the autism spectrum, realizes a lifelong wish to ride a school bus when Baldwin County Public Schools organizes a special ride for him.
Mobile County (Ala.) Public Schools will install Fogmaker North America’s fire suppression system on all of its 100 special-needs school buses. The district will eventually add the system to its remaining 600 buses.
A National Transportation Safety Board report states that the fatal 2018 crash that killed the bus driver and injured several passengers was caused by the driver suffering from an unknown medical event.
The Alabama driver reportedly skips students’ bus stops due to disruptive behavior. He is let go for not following proper protocol and demonstrating poor student management.
School districts and contractors across the U.S. celebrate pupil transporters with breakfasts, candy, prizes, awards, and visits from special guests.
School districts and contractors across the U.S. treated pupil transporters to breakfasts and presented awards. Special guests included dignitaries and mascots.
David Buehler of Alabama comes to the aid of the driver that crashed into the rear of his bus and quickly evacuates all students aboard.
Drivers from two Alabama schools will set up boxes on their buses for students to place food items that will then be donated to the community and local food pantries.
The Alabama sophomore notices erratic driving, and has the driver keep the bus turned off after she pulls over. The driver is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless endangerment.
Schools, contractors, and students across the U.S. came together to celebrate and show their appreciation for the yellow bus and its drivers.
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