Video from Sky 2 showed the garbage truck had rolled onto its side. Debris from the truck was spilled onto the road. There also appeared to be significant damage to the front of the school bus. view article arw

According to the Longview Police Department, a driver is in the hospital after crashing into the back of a Bramlett Elementary School bus just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on High and Hopkins Street. A vehicle traveling behind the bus was hit from behind by another vehicle traveling behind it, causing a chain reaction in which the vehicle behind the bus crashed into the back of the bus after being hit from behind. view article arw

Temple ISD buying three new buses

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The Temple Independent School District board of trustees approved a request Monday to purchase three new buses for the district. The purchase will cost a little less than $300,000. The district will be buying one handicapped-accessible bus for special needs students and two standard-size buses, all from Longhorn Bus Sales in Houston. “The board voted to spend no more than $190,956 on the two route buses and no more than $101,851 for the special needs bus,” district spokesman Matthew LeBlanc said. view article arw

A McKinney Independent School District school bus was involved in a crash on U.S. 75 this morning after the driver suffered a medical condition. view article arw

Bryan school officials are working through the unknowns that come with the new requirement that buses have seat belts, but their recommendation to not retrofit current buses got a warm reception at Monday's board meeting. Under state law, all buses manufactured after Sept. 1 and purchased by school districts must be equipped with three-point seat belts. Like many school officials in the Brazos Valley, Bryan trustees are uncertain about the safety benefit of adding the seat belts and concerned about the increased cost. view article arw

A school bus with well-behaved students is an unfulfilled dream for many bus drivers across the country, so a positive cultural change on a bus would be beneficial to everyone involved.  Using researched-based, proven positive measures on the school bus with a school district’s full support should lead to a safe and less stressful bus ride. At Mineral Wells ISD, the administration and transportation staff are doing just that by working together through the School Bus Safety Superhero program to provide the safest, most enjoyable ride possible for the drivers and their students. view article arw

Nacogdoches Independent School District Bus No. 9 was involved in a wreck around 4 p.m. today while making a stop on Lane Drive near Liles Boulevard. None of the 56 students on board were injured. The bus was not damaged and was used to transport the students home on the remainder of the route, NISD Transportation Director Stacy Lampkin said. view article arw

The Conroe Independent School District is preparing to spend close to half a million dollars toward the purchase of 15 used school buses to add to its 522-bus fleet. The purchase of the used buses from the Nacogdoches Independent School District would put the Conroe ISD just a tad bit closer to its goal of having 100 percent of its fleet air-conditioned; but it would have little effect on closing the gap on the number of children who need bus rides every year, the additional routes needed to fill that growing demand and the amount of drivers and buses available for transporting students to and from campuses. view article arw

DALLAS – The now abolished Dallas County Schools withheld information from districts it served, according to Dallas ISD superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa.  “We've had to request open records,” Hinojosa said on WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics this morning as he discussed trying to determine how many of the DCS buses are owned versus leased.  Hinojosa said DCS, which provided bussing for nine districts until voters abolished the agency on Tuesday, was not cooperative lately. view article arw

Some Dallas County Schools bus drivers are threatening to walk off the job following Tuesday's vote to phase out the financially troubled bus agency. Fifty-eight percent of Dallas County voters chose to close DCS, meaning the Dallas Independent School District and other local districts will assume their own busing responsibilities. Many of the drivers appeared Friday at a tense meeting with Dallas ISD officials, who tried to reassure them they will still have jobs under new management. view article arw

By a margin of 13,000 votes county wide, the relationship with Dallas County Schools (DCS) has been abolished. The shut down won’t be immediate. DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Lancaster districts are now tasked with the decision of how to proceed for the next school year. “The DeSoto [ISD] has explored several options to fill the void in the absence of the services provided by DCS,” said spokesperson Tiffanie Blackmon-Jones. “Like many districts served by DCS, we are actively working with DCS and our neighboring districts to discuss possible alternatives to providing school transportation services to DeSoto ISD students and their families.” view article arw

Watch the video associated with this article - js - DCS Board will be replaced in a week with a dissolution committee - Dallas County voters decided "against" school bus provider Dallas County Schools Tuesday, voting to shut down the 171-year-old agency with 58 percent of the vote.  With the release of early voting numbers at 7 p.m., Dallas County Schools supporters found themselves behind from the start with 56 percent of voters choosing to close the troubled school bus agency. view article arw

Kids riding Dallas County Schools buses can expect to get to school as usual while bus drivers and dispatchers can be assured that they still have jobs, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa stressed Wednesday. Voters on Tuesday decided to abolish Dallas County Schools, the government agency that provides bus service to eight Dallas County districts and to Aledo ISD in Parker County. The election to decide DCS' fate was called after a series of controversies that included bus drivers running red lights, shady financial deals and a failed business venture involving stop-arm cameras. Dallas County homeowners have levied a penny of tax per $100 of assessed property value to subsidize the transportation agency's efforts. Less than 24 hours after Dallas County voters sealed the transportation provider's fate, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar appointed a 14-member committee to oversee its closeout. Hinojosa and other area superintendents from the districts who rely on DCS are on that panel.  view article arw

A day after voters overwhelmingly decided to shut down school bus provider Dallas County Schools, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is reassuring parents and drivers that buses will be running next fall. Late Wednesday afternoon the Texas State Comptroller appointed the committee that will take over for DCS and eventually shut it down. The new team includes financial advisors and the superintendents of the nine school districts serviced by DCS. view article arw

Students at one Houston ISD school are rolling up their sleeves and working on buses. It's part of a one-of-a-kind internship program to get high school students ready to take on the automotive industry. "This is actually "hands on," learning how to do it," senior Jose Garcia said. view article arw

Voters appeared to give the embattled Dallas County Schools bus agency the boot on Tuesday, which would disband the transportation provider that's been mired in controversy over driver safety, financial mismanagement and a questionable business deal involving stop-arm cameras.  Returns into late Tuesday night steadily showed voters rejecting the ballot measure that would have saved the agency, according to unofficial results from the county.  School bus service in the eight area districts that rely on DCS will continue for the academic year, but the agency will now wind down operations.The law that triggered the election does call for the agency board and superintendent to be replaced with a dissolution committee by Nov. 15. But bus service for students will not be immediately affected. view article arw

LOWER MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- Dramatic video shows the mangled yellow school bus with children on board after it was struck by a terror suspect driving a pickup truck in Lower Manhattan Tuesday.   The crash injured two students on the bus -- one critically and one with minor injuries.  ** Watch the raw clip in the video player above. WARNING: Video is graphic and may not be suitable for everyone ** view article arw

EDINBURG — The attorney for the family of a Harlingen teenager killed a year ago when he fell from a moving school bus called the official ruling of his death as suicide a “sham.”  “Our son was happy, you didn’t even call us or talk to us to get this information,” attorney Terry Gorman said the family told investigators.  Thirteen-year-old Gabriel Miranda was on a school field trip with his Vernon Middle School classmates on Nov. 14, 2016, when somehow the rear emergency door of a Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District bus opened and he fell to his death on I-2/Expressway 83 in Hidalgo County. view article arw

Barry Jacobs has spent the past couple of months collecting complaints from parents at Solar Preparatory School for Girls in Dallas.  Their complaints are about the bus system, Dallas County Schools. It provides transportation for nine North Texas school districts, including the Dallas Independent School District. He and other parents say the buses are routinely late and unreliable. “These buses are so late so often that I have serious doubts about whether they’re going to meet the state minimum standards for classroom instruction,” Jacobs said. “For the first six weeks of school, the typical complaints that I was hearing, six, seven complaints a day, and these are complaints the bus didn’t show up at all — completely skipped a route.” view article arw

DALLAS (CBS11) – A state senator isn’t waiting for voters to make changes at Dallas County Schools.  Senator Don Huffines, R-Dallas, is calling for the immediate resignation of three board members, calling claims of a complete overhaul and new leadership “patently false.”   The letter requesting the resignation comes as early voting has started on a ballot measure to shut down the agency. DCS has faced mounting criticism for safety violations, and budget shortfalls.  In a letter sent Monday, Huffines was responding to claims from DCS leaders they have turned the transportation agency around. view article arw

A cyclist accident occurred just outside of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg. It happened around 4:20 p.m. at the intersection of University Drive and Joe Ochoa Street. A female cyclist was struck by a South Texas ISD school bus as she was crossing University Drive. view article arw

Dallas area school leaders want to make one thing clear: Your kids will get to school no matter the outcome of the Nov. 7 election.  Should voters decide to abolish the embattled Dallas County Schools, the agency’s buses will still be rolling Nov. 8 and through the rest of the school year.  But what happens after that has them scrambling to make plans -- and backup plans and backup backup plans -- to ensure that the next school year and beyond is covered, too. view article arw

Bryan school district officials and trustees expect buses to run more smoothly this spring with the elimination of the transfer hub system and a change in school schedules. School district administrators announced the changes Monday in response to complaints about long waits on buses and confusion surrounding the system during the first weeks of school. view article arw

A new era of Transportation services begins in Bryan ISD at the start of the Spring semester. On Jan. 8, students who ride Bryan ISD buses will enjoy the benefits of a direct busing transportation system that buses kids from home to school and school to home, eliminating transfer hubs. More importantly, the new system ensures that buses arrive at school more reliably and that students are in class on time for learning. view article arw

Approval of a Pasadena ISD bond package on the Nov. 7 ballot could signify big changes for the district's transportation department. Voters will consider a $135 million bond that the district says would address district-wide needs. Part of $20 million from the bonds would go to build a new transportation facility and an additional $3.2 million would go to buy 11 new buses. "What we have now was adequate for the size of the district 25 years ago," said Keith Moore, the district's director of transportation. view article arw

he Nov. 7 Constitutional Amendment and Bond Election will give voters the opportunity to save the embattled and often misunderstood Dallas County Schools (DCS). Despite its name, DCS is not a school district; but rather, the organization provides transportation in the form of school buses for more than 450,000 Dallas County students in Dallas ISD, Richardson ISD, Irving ISD, Highland Park ISD, Lancaster ISD, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, and DeSoto ISD. DCS largely funds it services through a property tax on Dallas County homes. view article arw

A Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District school bus full of students was involved in a hit-and-run crash Thursday afternoon. The collision happened in McAllen after 2 p.m. near Business 83 and Whalen Road. view article arw

Approval of a Pasadena ISD bond package on the Nov. 7 ballot could signify big changes for the district's transportation department. Voters will consider a $135 million bond that the district says would address district-wide needs. Part of $20 million from the bonds would go to build a new transportation facility and an additional $3.2 million would go to buy 11 new buses. "What we have now was adequate for the size of the district 25 years ago," said Keith Moore, the district's director of transportation. view article arw

A Mount Pleasant mother has been cited for a wreck that injured her two children and sent others to the hospital following a wreck involving a school bus. Angelika Resendez, 29, of Mt. Pleasant was cited for driving without a license, failing to stop for a school bus, and allowing a child to ride unrestrained. Resendez was behind the wheel of a pickup that struck a Pittsburg ISD school bus from behind on Oct. 18. The wreck occurred on Highway 271, south of Pittsburg just after 7 a.m. view article arw

Four PSJA ISD students and a driver are hospitalized after a school bus collided with a truck. San Juan police responded to the collision between Sam Houston Boulevard and Ridge Road, off Stewart Road Tuesday morning. view article arw

An adult suffered minor injuries Monday morning after an Amarillo Independent School District bus driver suffered a medical episode and hit several parked cars, an Amarillo Police Department spokesman said. At 8:10 a.m., officers were called to the area of Northwest 15th Avenue and North Harrison Street after the department received reports of a vehicle accident, according to spokesman Sgt. Brent Barbee. view article arw

Bryan Jackson is sleepy most mornings when he boards the school bus before the sun rises. Most days he and his mother wait for the bus in the driveway of their home near Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. When Bus No. 5 stops in the darkness, they are greeted by familiar faces when driver Don Morriss and bus monitor Curtis Martin exit the big yellow bus. Morriss and Martin share happy hellos with Bryan and his mom before carefully loading the 17-year-old student into his favorite seat at the front of the bus.  view article arw

A school bus belonging to the Willis Independent School District was involved in a crash Monday afternoon. According to Montgomery County Precinct 1, the crash happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 75 just a mile north of Will High School.  view article arw

Officials with the Gainesville Independent School District might be purchasing new school buses soon. A vote to purchase four regular buses and one special needs bus could happen at next month’s Gainesville Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting after Superintendent Jeff Brasher presented information on the district’s current fleet Monday. Information provided to board members shows the district’s 32 buses have an average age of 10 years. Brasher said the goal is to have an average age of about eight years. view article arw

DALLAS -- New leadership at Dallas County Schools insists that they've cleaned house.  There was the forced retirement of a superintendent after questionable business dealings; a crackdown on careless bus drivers; an invited law enforcement investigation of agency's finances; and this week’s board resignation of the former president. The agency says citations to bus drivers have plummeted from about 150 a year to 20 so far in 2017.  But will the changes be enough to convince voters that the countywide bus service provider should be spared? view article arw