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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Report cites district-wide problems in Palm Beach busing debacle

A lack of clear leadership, a “culture of distrust” and inadequate staffing factored into the district’s school transportation meltdown this fall, an attorney finds.

Last Chowchilla school bus kidnapper denied parole

A state panel denied Frederick Woods parole for the 14th time due to disciplinary infractions that demonstrate continued criminal thinking, authorities say. He will be able to seek parole again in three years.

Student behavior cited as factor in school bus crash

A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver was new to the job.

VIDEO: Texas district’s school bus safety procedures

Matthew, the “School Bus Safety Kid,” teaches his fellow students how to ride the yellow bus properly and safely in this video from Mesquite Independent School District.

School bus drivers honored for saving students from fire

Sammy Agunbiade of Houston, Texas, rushes the 30 students off the bus when he hears popping sounds and smells something strange. The bus explodes into flames as a second bus driver comes to take the students farther away from the bus.

Teen motorist sentenced for death of girl boarding school bus

Michael Shelly, the 18-year-old Pennsylvania driver who fatally struck 16-year-old Minete Zeka while she was crossing an intersection to board her bus last year, is sentenced to 11.5 to 23 months in prison and five years of probation.

Rotary Lift, Total Tool partner to streamline lift purchasing

Total Tool will distribute Rotary Lift’s line of in-ground and above-ground heavy-duty vehicle lifts in New York and Vermont. The agreement will shorten the buying process for municipalities, schools and other public agencies.

3-Point Belts on Buses: Real-World Experience Mitigates Most Concerns

Will students wear the seat belts or use them as weapons? Does the added cost lead to cuts in school bus service? And what about the impact on emergency evacuations? Transportation directors with years of three-point belt use on their buses share their insights.


School bus Wi-Fi solution

Radio Engineering Industries (REI) now offers various data plans with the purchase of its mobile cellular Wi-Fi router for school buses.

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