Authorities were on the scene of a crash involving a Garland ISD bus and an 18-wheeler Thursday morning. There were no students on the bus at the time. The crash happened near N. 1st Street and N. Walnut Street and involved seven vehicles. view article arw

Perryton ISD is taking a new approach to a problem that plagues school districts all across the Texas Panhandle. The district has recently signed a three-year contract with All-Aboard School Transportation, a management company, to handle those operations. “When we have a bus that leaves with a group of kids, I want to know that bus is going to get to where it's going to go and I want to know when it’s time to come back it's going to get back,” said Perryton ISD Superintendent, Tim Little. view article arw

Perryton ISD is will be in a contract with All-Aboard School Transportation beginning this summer where they’ll take over services that had been tedious and costly for the school district before. “We had about nine buses break down this year on extra curricular trips and that was really the impetus behind this,” said Perryton ISD Superintendent Tim Little. “And when we got into why the buses were breaking down, we realized that we just weren’t getting the maintenance done that needed to be done. And then the reason that wasn’t happening is that we were understaffed and under-equipped.” view article arw

DPS has released more information on a wreck involving a Corrigan-Camden ISD bus Monday. According to DPS, they investigated the wreck involving the bus and a commercial vehicle on US 59, just south of Moscow. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 7 a.m., a 2014 IC school bus was traveling south and slowing down with the buses yellow lights activated preparing to stop when a southbound Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer failed to control speed and struck the rear of the bus. view article arw

Half a dozen new school buses will be added to the Huntsville Independent School District’s fleet next year. At Thursday’s school board meeting, the Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees voted to spend just over $380,000 on four additional, 77-seat school buses which should arrive before the start of the 2019-20 school term. The new buses will be used to replace old buses that were first purchased before 2004. “This purchase will take us a long way to try and create a replacement schedule for our busses,” said Kevin Stanford, assistant superintendent for administration. “We are trying to establish a replacement schedule so that we would no longer put buses older than 15 years old on the road.” 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

Texas Education Code § 34.007 allows (but does not require) a district to operate “an economical public school transportation system.” That same section requires that all bus drivers must be certified in accordance with Texas Department of Public Safety rules. Employees who drive regular bus routes must be certified by the DPS or be currently enrolled in an approved school bus safety education course. Tex. Transp. Code § 521.022(e). Because some employees who are not regular bus route drivers, especially extra-curricular coaches, must sometimes transport students, it is important to know if they must also hold school bus driver certification. The answer to the question is found by a combination of the Texas Transportation Code and the Texas Administrative Code.

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: 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