Fox 4 reports that a privately-held crossing guard provider won a three-year contract worth over $15.5 million as Dallas ISD takes over student transportation services from the scandal-plagued Dallas County Schools, which closes its doors next month due to “years of mismanagement.”
Three school districts have found that extended stop arms help prevent motorists from illegally passing school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off students.
One of the questions we ask applicants seeking our esteemed Relief (substitute) Driver position is this: “You are filling in for a regular route driver in the afternoon. At your first stop you notice the students, who cross the street in front of your bus, do not wait for you to signal that it is safe. What should you do?”
An eight-year-old boy in Omaha, Nebraska was hit when he darted back out into the street in front of the school bus from where he had just disembarked.
Motorists in Michigan will encounter flashing signage on school buses alerting them to come to a complete stop for students who are loading and unloading.