A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses.
UPDATE — JUNE 8 — Also, in other news, the AAP board announced on May 24, the departure of Dr. Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP as CEO/Executive VP, as her three-year contract has concluded. A national search is being launched to fill the position, the board noted.
New fast-tracked legislation from California State Sen. Ben Hueso would immediately delay implementation of a law that requires child safety alert systems on approximately 25,000 school buses statewide, to give school districts and vendors additional time to install the technology.
A South Carolina school bus driver and aide are being praised for taking charge and calming students after their special needs bus was hit by a semi-truck.