Safely transporting students with disabilities has long been one of the most difficult, litigious and often overlooked aspects of school transportation. This free webinar from Q’Straint/Sure-Lok, to be held on July 31 at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST, will shed more light on this topic.
Florida detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced have arrested a school bus monitor on 32 counts of child abuse.
A hold has been placed on California State Senate legislation that would extend the compliance date for school districts to install a “Child Safety Alert System” on all school buses, which would prompt school bus drivers to walk the length of the school bus at the end of routes to look for students.
CHICAGO — Since 2012, Cook-Illinois Corporation has worked closely with a National Advisory Team, which was created by the company to serve as an objective and critical sounding board and consultant group.
A Prince George’s County (Maryland) Schools bus aide was arrested over the weekend and held without bond after school bus video obtained by local police from the school district showed him beat a student with special needs during a route.
UPDATE — JUNE 7 — The body of special education attorney and frequent expert speaker Melinda Jacobs was found by local law enforcement officers on May 12 in an apparent murder-suicide in the Tennessee home she shared with her husband. Jacobs was only 59 years old. A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for June 16, at 2-4 p.m., at the Life Event Center, 1404 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, Tenn. 37803.