A Gladewater ISD bus struck a tree and minor injuries are reported by the Gladewater Fire Department. view article arw

Duncanville ISD is putting four school buses on the road that are specifically equipped for high speed internet. According to Duncanville ISD, the new program called 'WiFi on Wheels' kicks off this week, and it is taking internet access to students who may have unreliable or no service at all. School buses equipped with internet transmitters are parked in four locations throughout the district in an effort to offer free wifi to as many students as possible, Duncanville ISD said. view article arw

No students were injured following a Tyler ISD bus wreck with a pickup truck Wednesday morning. The wreck occurred on the intersection of Robertson Road and Loop 323 around 11:30 a.m. Three students were on the bus. Tyler ISD spokeswoman Jennifer Hines said none were injured. view article arw

The Tyler Police Department is responding to a three-vehicle crash involving a Tyler ISD school bus in the 300 block of North Northwest Loop 323, near the Highway 64 intersection. Police say one of the vehicles involved also overturned. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash, according to police. Tyler ISD says the bus driver was not injured. view article arw

Tyler Police are currently responding to the 300 block of NNW Loop 323 on a seven-vehicle traffic accident involving a Tyler ISD school bus and two vehicles, one of which is overturned. There were no kids on the bus at the time of the accident. view article arw

Tammy Ackerman has only driven a bus for Navarro ISD since the beginning of the school year. However, one family found it in their hearts to give her an early Christmas gift, one that left the driver speechless and in tears. As Ackerman was picking up children to take them to school before the Thanksgiving break, one parent handed her a card. view article arw

Family and friends are devastated by the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl. The fatal accident happened at the intersection of Betty and Fryer, at a school bus stop frequented by all the children in the neighborhood. "She was here," said grandmother Candy Zabala, pointing to the area right in front of the family's mobile home. view article arw

Longview ISD wants to use a $1.5 million maintenance tax note to purchase 10 to 15 new buses.  This would allow the district to finance the purchase before funding has been collected. Chief Financial Officer Joey Jones said the $1.5 million would be financed by a bank with an interest rate of about 1%.  According to Texas Education Code, districts are allowed to issue maintenance tax notes as long as they do not exceed 75% of the previous year’s income, are issued after the budget is adopted and receive board approval.  The proposal will go to the school board Monday. view article arw

Beaumont ISD's bus pickup routes will resume on Tuesday, November 3, after contact tracing was performed following a transportation employee's positive COVID-19 test result. Administration suspended bus routes on Monday after finding out about the positive case late Sunday. "After carefully investigating and conducting contact tracing, Beaumont ISD has determined that the majority of transportation staff were not in close contact with the confirmed positive case," the district said in a news release. view article arw

Beaumont ISD's bus pickup routes and all transportation has been suspended for Monday, November 2, after an employee in the transportation department tested positive for COVID-19. School is set to continue as scheduled for all students, and administrators are asking parents of bus riders to drive children to school if possible. "All absences incurred due to a lack of transportation will be excused on this date," BISD said in a news release. view article arw

Beaumont ISD's bus pickup routes and all transportation has been suspended for Monday, November 2, after an employee in the transportation department tested positive for COVID-19. School is set to continue as scheduled for all students, and administrators are asking parents of bus riders to drive children to school if possible. "All absences incurred due to a lack of transportation will be excused on this date," BISD said in a news release. view article arw

Emergency crews are investigating a crash involving a Bryan ISD bus and an 18-wheeler. Another vehicle was also involved in the crash. It happened just before 7 a.m. on westbound State Highway 21 and Megan Drive east of Kurten. view article arw

A school bus has crashed into a highway underpass pillar on the Northwest Side. The San Antonio ISD bus was reportedly driving north on the access road, toward Bandera Rd., away from Callaghan, when it may have run a red light. After crossing through the light, police say the bus hit a truck. The bus tried to stop after hitting the truck, but then went over a curb and slammed into a cement pillar. view article arw

HALLSVILLE — Hallsville ISD trustees on Monday approved playground designs for what will be the new West Elementary School located on the Harrison County side of Longview, off of Page Road.  With design approvals of both the new West Elementary School and the new Hallsville High School auditorium, the bidding process will soon begin for the projects, at the end of this month.  Both the auditorium and the new elementary school were approved last year by voters in the $55 million bond.  The new playground designs for the elementary school approved on Monday included a smaller playground design meant to handle one to two classrooms of students at a time for the pre-kindergarten and younger aged students, while the larger playground design is meant to handle two to three classrooms of students at a time for older students. view article arw

A driver was shot before crashing into a Spring ISD school bus Tuesday morning in north Harris County, officials say. This happened on FM 1960 near Rolling Creek just before 7:30 a.m. Deputies are in the 1600 block of FM 1960, where a @SpringISD bus has crashed with another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle has a gunshot wound. No reports of injuries to students. view article arw

After four days of frustration over Houston ISD’s new transportation system, which parents widely have derided, Amanda Marshall wanted to know exactly how her 10-year-old son, Henry, was getting to his magnet school. view article arw

Two Austin ISD buses were involved in a crash in southeast Austin on Wednesday morning, and both police and the district say no injuries have been reported. view article arw

Several Conroe ISD elementary school students had minor injuries after a car slammed into their school bus. School officials said 58 students from Ford Elementary were on board at the time of the incident this morning. view article arw

An Abilene ISD bus driver was assaulted Monday morning. Police reports say the driver was transporting students back to the Abilene State Supported Living Center when one of the students refused to stay in his seat. The driver pulled over when he wouldn't sit down as requested, and after she stopped the bus, "the student began punching and kicking the bus driver," according to the reports. view article arw

The Pottsboro Independent School District’s board of trustees discussed a resolution to receive funding for a service they already provide during their regular meeting earlier this week. PISD Superintendent Kevin Matthews explained that Texas law does not provide transportation funding to school districts if the district is transporting students that live within two miles of the schools they attend, unless those areas are dangerous for students to cross. In this situation, that is the case, Matthews said. The board identified five areas they qualified as hazardous: Highway 289, Highway 120, FM 996, FM 1417 and Cardinal Lane. - See more at: http://heralddemocrat.com/news/schools/pottsboro-isd-board-identifies-dangerous-roads-stresses-student-safety#sthash.NCQqqUs4.dpuf view article arw

Humble Independent School District is hiring bus drivers for the 2015-2016 school year. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online or visit a weekly job fair, held every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1703 Wilson Rd, Humble, Texas, 77396. Humble ISD offers paid training to qualified applicants.

Heavy rain and high water pushed a Northwest Independent School District bus off the road, where it became stuck Thursday morning, according to authorities. The bus was stopped at a red light on Texas 114 near Farm-to-Market Road 156 when swift water in a heavy rainstorm overtook the road and pushed the bus onto the shoulder, according to Emily Conklin, the district's communications director. view article arw

A student from Parker Intermediate School was struck by a vehicle as he was getting on his school bus Monday morning in north Harris County. view article arw

Frisco ISD has pulled four Blue Bird school buses from its fleet as a precaution after a bus that had been in service for five days caught fire on Tuesday. No one was injured. Representatives from manufacturer Blue Bird and dealer Rush Bus Center met with district staff Wednesday to view the burned bus and the four others. view article arw

Three students from Stehlik Intermediate School in the Aldine Independent School District were taken to an area hospital Tuesday morning after a minor collision with a cement mixer. The wreck happened about 8 a.m. on West Road at Deer Trail Drive as the bus was transporting students to the school at 400 West Road, a school district spokeswoman said. The school is just west of Interstate 45. view article arw