Student with autism found dead in school bus ... Audit targets special-needs transportation costs

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Student with autism found dead in school bus

A 19-year-old student was found dead in an empty school bus in California, and his family believes he was left in the bus all day. He was severely autistic and nonverbal, and may have stayed on the bus because he was waiting for a cue, family members say.

Special-needs transportation costs questioned in audit

A charter school in Pennsylvania spent $239,036 over four years transporting five special-needs students without proper documentation, an audit shows. The school made payments without approved contracts, and did not track how daily rates for students were calculated.

Helping special students and athletes succeed

Through sports, the Special Olympics helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities develop their abilities. Similarly, the school bus industry helps children with disabilities develop their abilities by providing access to education.

Special-needs school bus vandalized

A school bus driver in New York found his employer’s bus, which he uses to transport two special-needs students to and from school, with nearly every window broken or shattered after he had parked it in front of a church overnight.

Trans Tech unveils new Type A school bus features

The OEM’s 2017 model year buses will include a redesigned entrance door with more headroom and rub-rail end caps for corrosion protection.

More Ohio districts order Lion school buses

The Marion and Fremont districts each receive two Lion buses, both utilizing the 42-inch seat option. Meanwhile, Huber Heights orders the first wheelchair-accessible Lion unit.

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