A viral video of a Florida woman cheering on sheriff’s deputies and admonishing over a dozen motorists who were caught illegally passing a stopped school bus, illustrates the frustration of parents and safety leaders at the high rates of violations, and potential dangers.
WATERBURY, Conn. — All-Star Transportation pulled out all of the stops to celebrate this year’s National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 22-26), hosting a variety of safety exercises, organizing community events and providing special T-shirts to all of its drivers.
Michigan awarded $25 million in state grants to fund various school safety initiatives, none of which specifically mention student transportation. But recent developments suggest the industry could still benefit, especially since some funds are for fighting human trafficking.
The unintended consequence of a new Georgia law that was enacted over the summer essentially makes it no longer illegal to pass a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading students, according to legal experts and student transporters.
Deterring school violence and bullying is the mission of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence (NCPCV). The organization is debuting a new program at no cost to certified K-12 schools, to help students to speak up about threats and potential violence on campus.