As recent headlines indicate, bullying on the school bus is a serious and somewhat common problem. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and bus contractor Student Transportation Inc., is doing something about it.
The National Transportation Safety Board updated an announcement made over the weekend that it had sent a "go-team" to Davis, Oklahoma to investigate a fatal bus crash late Friday involving a commercial charter bus owned by North Central Texas College and an 18-wheel tractor-trailer.
Within the past two months, two student transportation issues have repeatedly surfaced in the news — overcrowded school buses and bus driver shortages — and it appears they are linked in certain areas from the Southwest to the East Coast.
It may not be the first time employees of school bus manufacturer Blue Bird went above and beyond the call of duty — but recently they raised more than $17,000 in donations for the Central Georgia Chapter of the American Heart and Stroke Association, nearly doubling their initial goal of $10,000.