Police appealed for help Thursday for leads on a man who attacked and seriously injured a teen as she walked to a school bus. The teen managed to get away from her attacker Thursday morning and stepped onto her school bus, bleeding from the assault. view article arw

Officials say 25 children and five adults from Navasota were taken to Houston-area hospitals Wednesday after two school buses were involved in a crash on U.S. 290. According to school district officials, two Navasota school buses carrying 94 fifth-grade students and faculty members from John C. Webb Elementary were headed to a field trip at a Houston art museum on Wednesday. While traveling into the Houston city limits Wednesday morning, one bus was hit from behind by a dump truck, said Navasota ISD Superintendent Stu Musick. view article arw

At least 25 students and five adults were hospitalized after two Navasota ISD buses were involved in a crash Wednesday morning, the district said. Late Wednesday, the district said all students and staff that were sent to hospitals have been released. "Injuries sustained from the incident ended up being minor bumps and bruises," a post on Facebook said. view article arw

El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) is expected to discuss a revision on Tuesday that would give students a ride to school who normally don’t get one. Right now, most EPISD students who live less than two miles from their school don’t qualify for transportation. If the district decides that they live near hazardous traffic conditions, EPISD can apply to the state for additional transportation. view article arw

Some parents are concerned for their children's safety after Leander ISD made changes to its school bus route. Children who live in the Cypress Bend neighborhood, along with many others, will no longer be able to ride the bus to school. Cypress Creek is a busy road, and at three in the afternoon, it's a road kids will soon be crossing. Leander ISD notified parents in Cypress Bend last week that, starting next school year, their bus service will come to an end. view article arw

There are no student injuries following an accident involving a Bryan ISD school bus and a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 4:00 p.m. near the intersection of FM 2818 and Leonard Road. view article arw

A Fort Bend ISD bus was involved in a crash with a car Thursday afternoon in southwest Houston. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on Blue Ridge Road.  view article arw

As Fort Bend ISD looks to update its Facilities Master Plan, some parents are concerned about the potential changes that are being discussed. Nina Fitzhugh has three school-age children. Her daughter is a ninth-grader at Ridge Point High. view article arw

An aging bus fleet, and the need for a radio system with GPS and a radio “tower” top the concerns and needs of El Campo ISD’s transportation department. Chris Burrows, El Campo’s transportation director, would like to purchase three to five new buses each year for the next five years. view article arw

Video: A disabled child mistreated. A bus aide indicted. Now Frisco ISD is facing questions.  view article arw

Leander ISD students who live within 2 miles of their school are typically not eligible for bus service, according to LISD’s website. However, exceptions are made for students who live in areas determined to be “hazardous,” such as a lack of sidewalks, lack of controlled pedestrian crossings or ongoing construction, according to district documents. view article arw

Tens of thousands of drivers have been ticketed by AISD police for illegally passing school buses since the Austin Independent School District launched its stop-arm camera program in February of 2016.  The program is designed to catch drivers illegally passing school buses. Over the span of the past two years, AISD police have written more than 30-thousand tickets to drivers.  view article arw

Elgin ISD bus routes may drop

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Elgin’s School Board of Trustees will consider eliminating two bus routes after information was presented during a regular meeting on March 26. Deputy Superintendent Peter Perez presented the information item to the board. Bus route 34 includes a high school, middle school and elementary routes. The district is proposing eliminating the middle and high school routes, which have very low ridership. The board will be asked to vote on eliminating those two routes at the April 16 meeting.  view article arw

The Katy Independent School District Police is investigating after a teen claimed a man approached her at a bus Thursday. view article arw

Several student athletes were injured when a Chico ISD school bus crashed Wednesday morning. Troopers say it happened around 9 a.m. on FM 373 just north of Muenster in Cooke County. view article arw

Chico: School bus crashes

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A school bus carrying members of the Chico High School golf team crashed near Muenster Wednesday morning, sending three students to the hospital. Chico ISD Superintendent Don Elsom released a statement Wednesday stating the bus was carrying four golf students and a coach. While all four students were treated, three were taken to North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville to be evaluated. One student was kept overnight for observation. view article arw

Four students on the Chico Independent School District's golf team were injured Wednesday morning when a bus being driven by their coach crashed near Muenster. In a statement posted on Facebook, the district said the four team members were treated for injuries at the scene and three of them were taken to North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville for further treatment. view article arw

 In the two years since Austin ISD equipped its fleet of approximately 300 school buses with cameras to catch vehicles that drive through bus stop signs, the district has issued over 30,000 traffic citations for such violations, said Kris Hafezizadeh, AISD’s executive director of transportation. In that time six students in AISD have been hit by vehicles while entering or exiting a bus, he said.  Two of the students were hit the first week of the 2016-17 school year and made the national news. Hafezizadeh said motorists driving around stopped buses that are loading and unloading students has been a nationwide safety concern, and the district looked for ways to improve the situation in 2015. view article arw

A bus driver with the Boerne Independent School District is being recognized for his heroic actions when he jumped into help a man in distress Thursday morning. Video from the bus shows a man running up to the bus choking and pointing to his throat. That’s when driver Phil Baldwin jumps in to help the gentleman by performing the Heimlich maneuver. A second bus driver with the district, Brent Taylor, can be seen in the video running up to take over for Baldwin shortly after. view article arw

A series of bombings in the city of Austin, Texas, this month has put residents and police on high alert and complicated school schedules and student transportation. The first three bombs, which were enclosed in packages, killed two Austin residents and injured two more. The fourth incident happened on Sunday night in the neighborhood of Travis Country in southwest Austin. According to Interim Chief Brian Manley of the Austin Police Department, two men may have triggered a tripwire to set off a bomb that injured them. As a result, police locked down the neighborhood and asked residents to stay in their homes until 10 a.m. local time on Monday morning while the area was swept. Nearby private schools, such as Regents School of Austin and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, operated on a delay or were closed on Monday to allow police to sweep the campuses and canceled after-school athletics. view article arw

No foul play is suspected in a fire that damaged five Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD school buses Wednesday night, school district officials said. Four buses will no longer be usable, and a fifth bus was damaged extensively, the district posted on Facebook. No one was injured. Crews from the Coldspring Fire Department and Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department arrived around 10 p.m. at the school district’s bus barn, off Jones Avenue in San Jacinto County. view article arw

The driver of a tour bus that crashed into an Alabama ravine, killing him and injuring Channelview ISD band students on their way home, died from blunt force trauma, according to a preliminary autopsy report. The finding does not rule out that the driver experienced a medical emergency before the crash, Baldwin County Coroner Stan Vinson said. view article arw

The Latest on the crash of a charter bus carrying members of a high school band (all times local): view article arw

People across the country are sending their thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in the bus crash carrying Channelview High School band members. The bus driver died, and many students are in the hospital with injuries from the crash that happened Tuesday morning in Baldwin County, Alabama. view article arw

The driver died and passengers were injured when a bus carrying band members from a Texas school crashed Tuesday in Alabama, authorities said.Robyn Bradley Bryan, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said in an email that there were “multiple injuries” in the early morning crash. The injured were taken to hospitals in Alabama and Florida. At a Tuesday morning news conference, Capt. John Malone of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, told reporters the driver of the bus died in the single-vehicle crash. view article arw

Aliza Delgado was fast asleep in the early morning hours of  Tuesday on a charter bus carrying her and bandmates from Channelview High School back home from a Spring Break trip to Disney World. The voice of  her band director, who was yelling something, awoke her. That's when she realized she'd been in a crash that sent the bus plunging 50 feet down into an Alabama ravine. "She was crying a storm," said her father, Joe Delgado, who spoke to his daughter shortly after the crash that killed the bus driver and injured dozens of her classmates. view article arw

Bus drivers employed by Killeen Independent School District get paid less on average than comparable districts around the state, with several having less than a year of experience driving buses. Director of Transportation Services Edward Thomas said in a Feb. 27 workshop that ex-bus drivers, in exit interviews, say higher pay for more hours elsewhere convince them to leave the district. There were 50 bus driver vacancies as of the Feb. 27 workshop, according to Chief Human Resources Officer Steve Cook. view article arw

A woman was injured after being hit by a Spring Branch ISD school bus Friday morning, according to authorities. view article arw

If you add up their years of service, the three names now affixed to the Katy Independent School District's transportation centers devoted nearly a century to students in the district. "These namesakes are not only known as bus drivers who transported thousands of children to and from school every day, they were mentors, teachers, leaders and friends," Bill Wood, executive director of Katy ISD's transportation department said during Sunday's dedication ceremony of the district's West, South and East Transportation Centers. view article arw

If you add up their years of service, the three names now affixed to the Katy Independent School District's transportation centers devoted nearly a century to students in the district. "These namesakes are not only known as bus drivers who transported thousands of children to and from school every day, they were mentors, teachers, leaders and friends," Bill Wood, executive director of Katy ISD's transportation department said during Sunday's dedication ceremony of the district's West, South and East Transportation Centers. view article arw

Dallas Independent School District looks to take a page or two from how nearby Cypress-Fairbanks ISD conducts its school transportation operations, reports NBC-DFW. As school bus service provider Dallas County Schools was being investigated and closed down for internal corruption last year, Dallas ISD decided to institute its own school bus operation. Officials say they plan to use the money-saving and technologically forward strategies employed by Cy-Fair ISD. view article arw

First responders and DPS were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus, south of Tyler, Monday morning. According to authorities, around 7:15 a.m. a Whitehouse ISD bus was struck from behind on Farm-to-Market Road 346 at County Road 15. view article arw

Groesbeck and Marlin school districts are butting heads over whether Groesbeck can continue to bus in transfer students from Marlin. Marlin Independent School District officials have said they will no longer allow other districts to bus transfer students out. A ruling by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in October prohibits the practice without a formal agreement between both districts, Marlin officials have said. They have no plans to allow other districts to operate regular bus service in the district. view article arw

Northwest ISD switches bus services

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After 17 years with Durham School Services, Northwest ISD is changing transportation providers for next school year. The district’s trustees earlier this month approved a switch to Reliant Transportation to provide bus service for the more than 13,000 students who ride the bus daily. The administration recommended the change to Reliant after receiving bids from five vendors. Northwest ISD Executive Director of Communications Emily Conklin said the district is working to negotiate a contract with Reliant. The district’s purchasing department requested awarding a five-year contract through June 30, 2023. view article arw

A day in the life of a bus driver. In addition to regular morning and evening routes, Leander ISD bus drivers have opportunities to work for field trips on evenings, weekends and between daily routes.  view article arw