Special-needs bus bids rejected ... Driver, city official accused of slapping student

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Monday, May 04, 2015
New York rejects special-needs route bids, awaits employee protections

The bids did not include certain protections for experienced bus drivers, so the city delayed the bidding process until a state legislature vote on a law that would reinstate the protections, which were stripped in 2013.



Driver accused of slapping autistic student resigns from city council

Jeanette Burrage resigned from the Des Moines (Wash.) City Council after being charged with fourth-degree assault. She allegedly slapped a 6-year-old student across the face after he raised his hand as if to strike her.



Special-needs bus driver retires after over 16 years

Bill Cook, a bus driver for Rapid City (S.D.) Area Schools, requested routes for special-needs students when he started driving school buses. Staff praised him for making students and their parents comfortable.


Maine team wins special-needs competition

Taking first in the 18th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo were school bus driver Lisa Gadway and attendant Greg McGoff.


Optronics named sole lighting supplier for Collins Bus

With the move, the Type A school bus manufacturer consolidates lighting purchases, transitioning from six lighting suppliers to one.

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