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A Texas bus driver was arrested after police said he went around a barricade, driving a school bus through a low-water crossing with a student on board. Police said they were called around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to County Road 177 where rushing floodwaters swept away the school bus driven by Nathan Deyoung. view article arw

No one was hurt when a Coppell Independent School District bus caught fire in Irving Wednesday morning, school officials say. The bus was on its way to Valley Ranch Elementary shortly before 7 a.m. when the driver noticed smoke coming from the engine, according to Coppell ISD spokeswoman Amanda Simpson. view article arw

The cause of a Coppell ISD bus fire Wednesday morning is under investigation, according to district officials. Around 6:55 a.m. a bus carrying two students to Valley Ranch Elementary caught fire in Irving after smoke began to come from the engine. The driver, who noticed the smoke, pulled over, and he and the bus monitor quickly evacuated the two students and themselves from the bus, officials said. view article arw

Angleton ISD has approved the addition of two new buses to its existing fleet Tuesday night. The school district has 63 buses in operation, Superintendent Phil Edwards said. Each bus can normally fit two kids per seat, but for smaller students, the buses can fit three students per seat. There also will be seat belts, Edwards said. view article arw

A small school bus caught fire Wednesday morning in Irving. Firefighters say two kids were on bus but were able to get out. The driver says the bus caught fire under the hood so he pulled over. The bus was severely damaged. view article arw

Two students, a monitor and a school bus driver are safe after a school bus caught fire Wednesday morning, according to Coppell ISD. Coppell ISD says the bus driver called 911 after noticing smoke around 6:55 a.m. on its way to Valley Ranch Elementary School. All students were safely evacuated by the driver and were staged away from the bus located at the State Highway 161 service road and Sierra Drive. view article arw

A school bus driver and a middle school student had to be rescued Tuesday morning after the driver went around a barricade and tried to go through a flooded low-water crossing. The sole student on the bus was treated by Williamson County EMS and released to family. view article arw

An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring nearly everyone onboard, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to a Texas Department of Transportation report. view article arw

Over the last few years, Dallas ISD schools within the Ross Avenue corridor—there are nine of these within the East Dallas portion of Trustee Miguel Solis’ District 8—have undergone considerable change. To reverse falling enrollment, the district flipped several traditional neighborhood schools into more innovative options that give students a choice based on their particular interests and aspirations. They pull geographically from across the district (with a system of priority for students nearby). A few of those schools are now on a wait list, and at least one has received some national attention. It’s been a creative solution to, among other things, the challenge of displacement as a result of increasing property taxes and rent prices. view article arw

A car crashed into a Conroe ISD school bus carrying 35 people at 8:40 p.m. Friday night on the corner of Gosling and Research Forest with no major injuries. The driver of the Volkswagen GTI was speeding, according to witnesses who saw the crash unfold with their own eyes. “He swerved past us. I believe that if he didn’t hit the bus, he would have probably hit us.” The driver was found on the floor by the first responders and put on a stretcher to be treated for any injuries. view article arw

Several students were injured in a school bus crash in The Woodlands on Friday night. The Conroe ISD bus was carrying high school volleyball players when it was T-boned by a blue Volkswagen car around 9 p.m. near Gosling Road and Research Forest Drive. according to Montgomery County Police Reporter. view article arw

You hear about politicians and police doing this all the time, but it's rare for a group of moms and dads to organize a news conference. But that's exactly what one group of HISD parents did on Thursday. They say they have gone to the district repeatedly since school started, complaining about late, overcrowded, and unreliable school buses, but weeks later, the problems persist. view article arw

Mesquite ISD and the community continue to mourn the loss of one of their students, 12-year-old Jazmine Alfaro, who died in the single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon when a school bus flipped onto its side and caught fire. According to the accident report, the incident occurred at about 3:56 p.m. Oct. 3 at the intersection of Lawson and Cartwright roads. view article arw

First came the calls to keep children safe — no matter the cost. Then came the grants and donations to pay for some of the increased security.But now comes the question: How will Santa Fe ISD afford the substantial costs of increased security following the May 18 massacre that killed 10 and wounded 13 at the district’s lone high school? And how will other districts that followed suit in fear and at the pleading of concerned parents and politicians manage to maintain their beefed up security?  While Texas lawmakers have called school safety a funding priority for the upcoming Legislative session that begins in January, finding money to sustain the salaries of additional counselors, social workers and security personnel for the long haul is a tall order.  view article arw

Mineola ISD, in conjunction with Quitman ISD and the Wood County Special Education Cooperative, will participate in safety simulation training beginning October 9, 2018 in Quitman. Bus drivers will attend a one-hour session between 9 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. during the scheduled three days. Region 6 ESC, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will provide the school bus simulation training. This training provides a complete range of semi-interactive driving simulation to prepare bus drivers to drive safely in a variety of conditions. The curriculum used is an extensive library of programs for the semi-interactive simulators and Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) “scenarios” for interactive simulator systems developed in close collaboration with nationally recognized traffic safety professionals. view article arw

A 14-year-old hero is being called a hero after helping multiple students escape a fiery bus crash Wednesday that left one dead. The crash happened off Lawson Road after a Mesquite ISD school bus driver lost control the vehicle, tried to avoid oncoming traffic, and rolled the bus into a ditch. The bus caught fire after hitting a utility pole. Out of 42 students on the bus, 12-year-old Jazmine Alfaro Villarreal was the only one who lost her life. Her death has stunned Mesquite ISD, but a silver lining is emerging. view article arw

Killeen ISD bus involved in accident

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A Killeen Independent School District bus was involved in an accident in Killeen. The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Three individuals, including two students, were evaluated by medical personnel at the scene. view article arw

At least twice a day, hundreds of Waco Independent School District students rely on more than 80 bus drivers to get them to class. Transportation administrators say this is the time of year when they see higher number of bus crashes. Operations Director David Gray says there is a list of protocols drivers go through to make sure the kids they drive each day are in good hands. view article arw

It was an emotional, traumatic day for dozens of Terry Middle School students after losing one of their classmates in a bus crash Wednesday. The crash report includes four witness statements and points to the bus driver’s actions. All of the witnesses indicated a bus driving off the roadway, then crashing when the driver, John Johnson tried to avoid hitting an oncoming car. The bus tipped over, sliding violently into a utility pole. view article arw

A student was killed when a Mesquite ISD school bus carrying 42 students rolled into a ditch and caught fire Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Police and firefighters were called just before 4 p.m. to the crash on Lawson Road near Cartwright Road, Mesquite police Lt. Brian Parrish said. The bus struck a power line and ignited. view article arw

A school bus carrying children crashed in Mesquite, Texas, on Wednesday, authorities said. Some 40 children were on the Mesquite Independent School District bus when it rolled onto its side KXAS-TV reported. The bus caught fire in the crash, according to KXAS. Video from the scene showed the charred bus on its side next to a roadway. view article arw

Every morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday, local students board their school bus to head to and from home. Following a crash Wednesday morning involving a school bus that was caused by another vehicle, NewsChannel 10 reached out to multiple local school districts, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Region 16 to see what training school bus drivers receive to keep your students safe on the roads. view article arw

A student, bus driver and bus monitor were taken to the hospital after a Canyon ISD bus collision Wednesday morning. TxDPS Sgt. Cindy Barkley said that there were three people on board the bus when it collided with a truck pulling a trailer with non-functioning brake lights sometime before 7:00 a.m. view article arw

A school bus and 18-wheeler collided Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 183, smashing the front of the bus. view article arw

MESQUITE — A student was killed when a Mesquite ISD school bus carrying 42 students rolled into a ditch and caught fire Wednesday afternoon, officials said.  Police and firefighters were called just before 4 p.m. to the crash on Lawson Road near Cartwright Road, Mesquite police Lt. Brian Parrish said. The bus struck a power line and ignited.  Police had not determined what caused the crash.   "It is with a very heavy heart that we must confirm that today, we lost one student," a statement from the district said. view article arw

Bad Crash!  Read and View images - js -  One student was killed and several were injured after a Mesquite Independent School District bus carrying 42 children from Terry Middle School rolled onto its side and caught fire Wednesday afternoon, officials say.  The crash happened along Lawson Road, near E. Cartwright Road — about a mile from Horn High School. view article arw

There they stood on a street corner in North Dallas, Jennifer Burks, her 13-year-old son Preston and a handful of his classmates, all clutching their backpacks as they waited for the school bus. And waited… and waited… "You know, you don't want to just leave them here, because if they are left here and the bus doesn't come, whose responsibility is that?" Burks said. view article arw

There's a shortage of school bus drivers across many area school districts, and Garland ISD has been using every means it can to attract potential new members to join its transportation team. Garland ISD offers full-time benefits for part-time work that includes health, vision, dental and life insurance for drivers and their families, as well as teacher retirement benefits. view article arw

Houston ISD’s top administrator responsible for overseeing transportation acknowledged this week that multiple mistakes under his leadership have contributed to widespread busing issues in the district, causing thousands of students to miss class time and arrive home later than expected during the first month of school. view article arw

The Mesquite ISD is looking to hire 25 additional bus drivers and will host a job fair on October 20. Earlier this month, the Mesquite ISD Board of Trustees approved a $500 sign-on bonus, plus two additional $500 bonuses later in the school year. view article arw

Major problems with busing students to and from school have resulted in the firings of six transportation managers at the Dallas Independent School District, and the re-assignment of another manager, NBC 5 Investigates has learned.  Thousands of complaints have poured in as DISD begins its new role of running school buses, a big task inherited from Dallas County Schools, the bus agency that shut down amid widespread corruption that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.  “I don’t want to make excuses. We have to deliver. But if it’s not working, you can’t just keep going that direction,” DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa said in an exclusive interview with NBC 5 Investigates. view article arw

Nathaniel George has exactly seven stops on his daily elementary school route as a bus driver for Pasadena ISD, but on five of those stops, he becomes a temporary crossing guard. With his cowboy hat, boots, Wranglers and western belt buckle, George already gets a little extra attention when he stands in the middle of the street, but that's the last thing this 59-year old veteran bus driver is looking for. "I'm just doing my job," he said. view article arw

The Leander ISD board of education approved a plan to put air conditioning on all of its 126 route buses by May 2019. In August, multiple parents told KXAN  about the lack of air conditioning on Leander ISD school buses. A mother told KXAN at the time she took the photo of the bus driver's thermometer inside her child's school bus. Another mother, Erica Smith, said when she saw the same thermometer it read 118 degrees. view article arw

Authorities say a man has been arrested after a video showed him speeding through a yard and around a school bus that had its stop-sign arm extended as children boarded the bus near a suburban St. Louis elementary school. KSDK-TV reports that police say the 52-year-old man blamed a mechanical failure for swerving around a car that was stopped for the bus Wednesday morning in Ballwin. The car is seen going up on a sidewalk and around the bus on video that the Parkway Schools posted on Facebook . view article arw

EMS personnel checked one student out after a Corrigan-Camden ISD school bus was involved in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 59 Wednesday afternoon. Three people in the transport van that struck the bus were injured. Sherry Hughes, the Corrigan-Camden ISD superintendent, said that a CCISD school bus was dropping off students Wednesday afternoon when it was struck from behind by a transport van after its driver failed to stop for the bus. view article arw