Liberty Hill ISD to add 11 buses

September 2008:25 AM

With more than 3,000 students now hopping on the big yellow school bus before and after school every day in Liberty Hill ISD, a solution to the need for more and newer buses could not have come at a better time. The solution was a grant, known as the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Grant, that is saving the school district $738,000 on the purchase or 75 percent of the purchase price. view article arw

A Tennessee appeals court has upheld a decision to deny diversion to a former school bus driver convicted of charges including negligent homicide in a 2016 crashed that killed six children. view article arw

After a social media video posted over the weekend brought the spotlight to a Tyler school zone crossing on Paluxy Drive, the city of Tyler is making changes to improve the safety of the crossing.  Tyler city spokeswoman Jenny Wells says the city took immediate action after the video went viral. view article arw

Parents were able to breathe a sigh of relief that a school bus wreck did not seriously injure any students Tuesday morning, Marshall ISD Superintendent Jerry Gibson spoke about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning during a Facebook live post and said the bus wrecked but no students were seriously injured. Marshall ISD spokesman David Weaver said Bus #32 wrecked at the intersection of Pinecrest Drive and Rosborough Springs Rd. view article arw

This story has been updated to clarify contact rules for special needs parents and to add information for all parents. Bus delays continued to be an issue for KISD in the third week of school. view article arw

Students riding a school bus involved in a crash this week claim the driver was asleep or falling asleep behind the wheel when the collision happened. Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, a bus carrying 20 students was involved in a crash near the intersection of Sheridan Road and Hallmark Drive. The Everman Independent School District confirmed the bus involved was one of theirs. Significant damages to the front of the bus were visible after witnesses say the bus crashed into a tree. view article arw

An Everman ISD school bus hit a tree near the 6900 block of Sheridan Road in Fort Worth Wednesday, according to MedStar.  Four people with minor injuries were taken to a local hospital, MedStar said. Those four people were the bus driver and three children, MedStar said. Two other children were taken to a hospital by a private vehicle out of caution. view article arw

A Houston driver has been charged and arrested after he was seen speeding past a stopped school bus in West Houston. Julio Coreas, 18, was charged with reckless driving and taken into custody Tuesday after the viral video led to an investigation.  view article arw

Gold Star Transit in Navasota is finding ways to avoid the shortage by increasing pay and hiring on the spot. view article arw

Seven school districts in Michigan are receiving electric buses under a program designed to boost cleaner air and alternative energy. The buses will be on display Thursday at the state Capitol in Lansing. They were bought partly with funds from Volkswagen in a settlement for violating the Clean Air Act. view article arw

Local school districts are reminding drivers to focus on the road while driving, especially when there's a school bus around. Both Bryan and College Station ISD's have been involved in several school bus crashes already this school year. All but one of those accidents have been the fault of other drivers on the road. view article arw

A school bus driver died and eight children were injured when their bus rolled over on a northern Mississippi highway on Tuesday, authorities said. A spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol said they got a call of an overturned school bus in Benton County, which is on the border with Tennessee, just before 7 a.m. view article arw

Parents in Judson ISD are frustrated with school transportation and delayed buses. "I would like to see some sort of change of action. A better method. A quicker method," said Christina Santiago, a Judson ISD parent. view article arw

According to a post by Athens school officials, a bus was in a wreck Tuesday afternoon. The statement read: view article arw

With students riding the bus each day, air conditioning is a major concern for parents. The Texas Department of Safety requires all new buses to have air conditioning that goes through testing before the vehicle is approved for sale. CBS19 reached out to several area school districts to find out whether their entire fleet has air conditioning. If not, we wanted to know what routes those buses are running. view article arw

Multiple agencies are responding to a two-vehicle wreck involving a Winona ISD school bus. Winona ISD reported Bus 10 was involved in the wreck. According to online records, Tyler crews are responding to a major traffic crash on Highway 155 North and Highway 271. The call came in at about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday. view article arw

Edgewood ISD hiring bus drivers

September 0408:10 AM

Edgewood Independent School District is looking to hire several bus drivers for the 2019-2020 school year, a press release said. Located near Lackland Air Force Base on the west-side of Bexar County, drivers will earn $15.77 per hour and can receive full-time employee benefits, the district said. view article arw

Stephenville ISD has implemented a new system aimed at improving school bus safety. The SMART tag monitors students as they enter and exit buses and provides real-time information to the Transportation Department and parents. Students are issued a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) SMART tag ID. view article arw

After a close call in Houston on Thursday where a young child was almost hit by a car when she was getting off her school bus, people began questioning if the driver can be charged. Comments ranged from "that driver should be charged," to "bus drivers should block the full lane." The moments when students are entering or exiting a school bus can be one of the most dangerous times during a child's trip to and from school, according to Texas Department of Public Safety. view article arw

Austin Independent School District school buses make thousands of stops a day, picking kids up and dropping them off, but the KVUE Defenders found out the district had to move a bus stop because of a safety threat. A letter from AISD went to some students and parents of Anderson High School, telling them their school bus stop would be in a different spot starting last Thursday because of a “safety issue.” view article arw

Josephine Kirk-Taylor said her 5-year old daughter Melina was just a few steps away from being hit by a car as she was dropped off by her school bus and attempted to cross the street in the 2500 block of Westerland Drive. view article arw

A power company is launching an initiative to provide electric school buses to school districts in Virginia. Dominion Energy said in a statement Thursday that electric buses will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save school districts money. view article arw

A 12-year-old Columbia Brazoria ISD student with special needs is not eager to ride a school bus anytime soon after a frightening experience. Last week, Ashley said a bus driver told her to exit the bus on Highway 6 in West Columbia without any direction on how to get home. view article arw

Leander ISD parents are fed up with bus problems they've been having since the school year started almost two weeks ago. They said there's been late bus pick-ups, late drop-offs, and even drop-offs in wrong locations.  “I know that there’s always hiccups when you start off a year," said Uryan Nelson, an LISD parent. "There have been in the past, but there seems to be quite a bit more hiccups, if you will.”  view article arw

The driver for Longview ISD Bus No. 55 said she did not forget two young boys on her bus, as the district’s dispatch department claimed, and she was given the wrong route the day last week when the boys’ parents spent several terrifying hours not being able to locate their 4- and 5-year-olds.  Julie Borsody, who said she is a new driver for Longview ISD but has experience as a driver with another school district, was confronted by one of the mothers about 4:45 p.m. Aug. 22 after Borsody pulled over at a convenience store on U.S. 259 to wait for the parents of the neighboring boys.  Paywalled view article arw

Some East Central Independent School District parents say school buses have been overcrowded since school started last week. Anthony Cubit — a parent to children ages 5, 7, 13 and 17 — shared a picture with KSAT that showed a student sitting on the floor next to the exit. view article arw

One kid has soccer practice. Another is late to ballet lessons. And you're stuck on a conference call. It's difficult to juggle the logistics of work, carpool lines and after-school activities, especially in Houston traffic. But starting this week, there's a new service to help mom and dad shuttle services. view article arw

The first day of school didn't go exactly as planned for students, parents and Killeen Independent School District Monday. Some parents were at bus stops for close to three hours, waiting for their kids to get back from their first day with no idea where they might be. "Where is the bus? Did they kidnap my son? I was so upset," Penny Boroff said. view article arw

The first day of school is supposed to be memorable. It was for some Royce Black Elementary School students and their parents in Cy-Fair ISD but for all the wrong reasons. Parents claims instead of dropping their kids off at the bus stop yesterday after school, a Cy-Fair ISD bus driver circled the neighborhood multiple times and spent the next two hours driving around aimlessly. They believe it's because she was confused and didn't know the route before dropping them back off at the elementary school. view article arw

Parents claim instead of dropping their kids off at the bus stop yesterday after school, a Cy-Fair ISD bus driver circled the neighborhood multiple times and spent the next two hours driving around... view article arw

A Marshall Independent School District bus driver was arrested after she allegedly hit a parked car and kept going. Mareida McCay, of Marshall, was taken into police custody and was charged with one county of “duty on striking unattended vehicle greater than $200,” according to the Marshall Police Department. MPD says it happened at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, Aug, 26 in the 1200 block of Sandford Street. view article arw

Parents in a Travis County neighborhood say their kids’ bus is too full, and it’s forcing some of their kids to sit on the floor in the aisle. “The bus is my hassle of the day,” said Natalie Naqvi, a freshman at Vandegrift High School. She rides the bus from her neighborhood near Lake Travis and says during the first couple weeks at her new school, she’s had to sit on the floor multiple times. view article arw

Starting this year, Mesquite ISD says it has consolidated or eliminated “about 30” school bus routes to improve efficiency.  view article arw

East Texas school districts are experiencing a driver shortage for school buses and have posted notices that they’re hiring. Districts say the shortage is due to the strict requirements it takes to become a driver. Along with a commercial driver’s license, applications also need to complete a 20-hour certificate program. view article arw

Longview ISD has fired Transportation Director Dale Bohannon, district spokeswoman Elizabeth Ross confirmed Monday, adding that she could not release further details. The district is working through transportation issues after parents had to locate two misplaced students — a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy — from East Texas Montessori Prep Academy last week.  - Paywalled  view article arw