Leander ISD is teaming up with Department of Public Safety to crack down on drivers breaking the law and passing stopped school buses. The district says there have been too many close calls. Bus drivers are putting together a list of trouble spots from their routes. DPS will then start patrolling the problem areas, and in some cases, troopers will even be riding on the buses. In a message to parents, the district says, "Please don't be alarmed if you see a law enforcement officer on your student's bus." view article arw

Although it looked as though Killeen ISD was closing the gap on its shortage of bus drivers at the end of last year, the situation appears to have worsened. Of the close to 300 drivers needed, the district currently has 56 vacant positions, 35 of which are regular, six-hour shift drivers, according to district spokesman Terry Abbott. The remaining positions are drivers who work shorter shifts or special hours. view article arw

Austin ISD in need of more than two dozen bus drivers Experience isn't required, and the job even comes with a $400 signing bonus, but Austin ISD is still struggling to find drivers for their buses. "We're having to scramble to find drivers to cover different routes or to cover extra routes," said Sonaya Vazquez, human relations coordinator at AISD. At a district job fair for future bus drivers Wednesday, the room was pretty quiet. "We're having to scramble to find drivers to cover different routes or to cover extra routes," Vazquez said. view article arw

A Paradise ISD bus hit a Ford Focus SUV between 7:45 and 8 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Schoolhouse Road and Main Street in Paradise. Department of Public Safety Trooper Ralph Wallace said the bus disregarded the stop sign on Schoolhouse Road and hit the Focus, which was traveling south on Main Street. The driver of the Focus, Harold Oberg, 53, of Runaway Bay was not injured. view article arw

Frisco ISD leaders say an incident involving a missing student led to a proposal they are asking voters to approve on Tuesday. Part of a $691 million bond package would automate a system to make sure students who ride the bus don’t get lost. view article arw

This school year, delays and confusion plagued the launch of a new bus system for Houston students who attend specialty schools outside their neighborhood. That’s why some parents want the Houston Independent School District to scrap the new “hub” system and create a whole new transit plan. The current system requires students to catch their bus at designated hub locations instead of stops in their neighborhood. Susan Green told News 88.7 that her son was waiting almost an hour to ride home because the bus driver had to double up on routes. Now his dad picks him up. view article arw

Coppell ISD revealed Friday that a worn wiring harness that wrapped around an engine component resulted in a CISD bus fire. On Oct. 17, 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. Moments after the evacuation, the bus ignited into flames, officials said. According to a report conducted by Durham School Services, over time the wiring harness deteriorated exposing the 12 volt cable. This cable welded to the metal component causing sufficient heat to ignite the fire. The wear of the wire was not caught during regular bus inspections due to its location underneath the coolant recovery tank, rendering it not visible to inspectors. view article arw

Across the country, five children have been killed and others injured walking to or from school last week. Six-year-old Aden Rogers was hit by a car in Benbrook on Friday. “I was running to the school bus and then the car hit me,” Aden said. view article arw

A mechanical issue sparked a fire on a Durham School Services school bus two weeks ago, the Coppell ISD Superintendent told parents and the community in a letter. “The fire was caused by a mechanical issue involving a worn wiring harness that wrapped around an engine component resulting in the fire,” Superintendent Brad Hunt said. view article arw

One day after a deadly collision at a school bus stop in Indiana where three children were killed, Klein ISD police show KHOU 11 why a local school bus stop is considered the most dangerous within the school district. The bus stop is located along Veterans Memorial near Bammel North Houston Road. view article arw

Two Gladewater ISD staff members were fired after a 4-year-old student was left on a bus for hours last week, Superintendent Sedric Clark said Tuesday. view article arw

The woman allegedly at the wheel of a pickup truck that struck and killed three young Indiana siblings told investigators she saw flashing emergency lights on the rural highway but didn't realize it was a school bus picking up the children until it was too late, according to authorities. The alleged driver, Alyssa Shepherd, 24, told an Indiana State Police detective that by the time she realized a bus was stopped on the two-lane highway, the children were already in front of her vehicle, according to an audio recording obtained by ABC News Wednesday of what the detective said at Shepherd's probable cause hearing. view article arw

No one was injured when a Gilmer ISD bus carrying 15 members of the volleyball team was involved in a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday.  Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded shortly before 10 p.m. to the crash on Texas Highway 154 West near Groundhog Road in Upshur County, according to a news release from the department.  view article arw

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Three siblings were hit and killed by a pickup truck while boarding a school bus early Tuesday morning in Fulton County.  Alivia Stahl, Mason & Xzavier Ingle, and Alyssa Shepherd  The driver of the truck, Alyssa Shepherd, 24, of rural Rochester, was arrested Tuesday afternoon. She has been charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one count of passing a school bus with its safety arm extended and causing injury. view article arw

State Police have released the names of three young siblings who were struck and killed by a pickup truck as they crossed a northern Indiana road before sunrise to board a school bus. Sgt. Tony Slocum says 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle died at the scene Tuesday morning along with their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl. All three were students at Mentone Elementary School. view article arw

A great-grandmother is concerned her great-granddaughter isn't getting the education she needs because the Floresville School District refuses to send a bus down the street where they live. The family said it's difficult for the child to get to the closest bus stop that's about a mile away. Lea Popham, 86, said her great-granddaughter Ryanne, 5, hasn't been able to go to school since the start of the school year in August, so now she's been unenrolled. view article arw

Carthage ISD plans to spend $551,323 to buy six new buses for its fleet. District trustees approved the purchase of five standard buses and one handicap bus from Longhorn Bus Sales at their Monday meeting. view article arw

Magnolia ISD is the first district in the country to pilot two new safety and security trainings from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and ARC—Aware (of surroundings), Ready (to act in a threatening situation) and Capable (of doing what needs to be done to survive)—regarding school safety threats. The district implemented these programs beginning in August 2017 and August 2018, respectively. view article arw

At least 11 Bastrop Independent School District students were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after their bus was struck by a semitractor-trailer on Texas 71 near the Travis-Bastrop county line. The bus was carrying 20 students — 10 from Cedar Creek High School, five from Cedar Creek Middle School, four from Cedar Creek Intermediate School, and one from Colorado River Collegiate Academy — when the crash occurred shortly before 8 a.m. District officials said the bus was turning on a green light onto Texas 71 from Tucker Hill Lane. An 18-wheeler approaching the intersection was unable to stop during a yellow light and hit a shoulder before crashing into the left rear side of the bus, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials. view article arw

A Bastrop ISD school bus was involved in a crash on State Highway 71 Wednesday morning, injuring nine students on board. Twenty students — 10 from Cedar Creek High School, five from Cedar Creek Middle School, four from Cedar Creek Intermediate School and one from Colorado River Collegiate Academy — were on board. view article arw

The Northside Independent School District is investigating a fight involving three Brandeis High School students that took place on a school bus on Friday. The brutal beating was caught on a seven-second clip, and shows two students attacking a sophomore student. The video has been circulating online. view article arw

A Somerset Independent School District bus was rear-ended with 35 students on board Tuesday morning, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. view article arw

Bexar County Sheriff's Office accident investigators are trying to figure out what caused a driver to slam into the back of a school bus full of children Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Highway 16 South near Smith Road in South Bexar County. view article arw

More than a month after a Goose Creek CISD student was hit by a driver while trying to board her school bus, the student's family has just learned the driver involved was never ticketed. "She was crossing the street and a lady driving a dark blue SUV didn't stop for the bus, and hit her," said the student's stepfather Jose Flores. view article arw

The Abilene Independent School District has called a bond referendum for $138.7 million. Registered voters living within the district will decide, beginning Monday when early voting starts, whether the projects laid out in the request are to be undertaken. view article arw

A police incident in Bosque County Thursday forced several Whitney Independent School District buses not to run. view article arw

Parents say their 5-year-old boy was dropped of in an empty parking lot alone. Someone found the boy by himself and called Woodway Elementary School. Now the Midway Independent School District says they're revisiting policies to make sure this doesn't happen again. Leigh and Shelby Newton say their son was supposed to be dropped off at daycare and not at their apartment complex earlier this week. They say it took the district a few days to finally respond to what happened. view article arw

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