On Friday morning, two boys in different states were struck down by passing vehicles while waiting at their bus stops. Craig M. Little, Jr., 7, was hit by an SUV in Berkeley County, South Carolina, and later died, while Donald R. Tipton, 15, died at the scene after being hit by a DWI suspect in St. Clair, Missouri.
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) in Texas held their annual Safety Expo, a training program for more than 1,100 bus drivers and attendants, from Aug. 4-14. Participants learned about emergency evacuations, gang awareness, student management, first aid and green driving.
Lion Bus is entering the alternative-fuel school bus market with an all-electric, plug-in conventional model that is expected to be in full release by next school year. With the announcement, all large school bus manufacturers will offer at least one alt-fuel option.
Deb Hubsmith announced she is not returning as executive director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, which she founded 10 years ago. She cited an ongoing battle with acute myeloid leukemia as the reason.