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CPS: Yellow Bus Riders Now Have Access to Notification System

Cincinnati Public Schools |

Versatrans My Stop provides real-time information to parents about the estimated time of arrival, notification of a substitute bus driver and when an alternate vehicle will be picking up your child when the regular bus is out of service.

The big, yellow bus fight among Ohio parents, lawmakers and school

Columbus Dispatch |

Ohio law requires public schools to transport all eligible students — including those who pick private schools. But that rule has caveats, and one possible exception being raised during the coronavirus pandemic is how it applies to districts that choose remote learning.

If a district isn’t busing its own students, does it have to bus others?

Senate Bill 350 would ban public school districts from providing vouchers for public transportation to students in kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2020-2021 school year.

4 COVID deaths in Grant County, Ky linked to school bus facility

WKRC |

All four of the fatal cases of COVID-19 in Grant County have been linked to the Grant County Schools’ transportation center.

Three of the four who died worked directly for the district as either school bus drivers or monitors. The fourth was related to someone who did and contracted the disease from the relative.

Protecting school bus drivers, Ohio House considers bill to allow bus barriers

ABC6 WYSX/WTTE |

The Ohio House is considering an emergency bill that would allow for plastic barriers to be installed around school bus drivers, attempting to limit their exposure to airborne respiratory droplets that could carry the COVID-19 virus. H.B. 615 had its first hearing before the Transportation and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

Mason: statement on bus accident

via Mason City Schools |

Two Mason City Schools buses transporting Mason Elementary and Mason Intermediate School students were involved in an accident on Tylersville and Snider Roads. Of the 85 students on board at the time of the accident, none appeared to be injured in any way.

Indian Hill Board of Education approves new transportation director

via Indian Hill EVSD |

Veteran bus driver Diane Spurlock will join the administrative team as the new Transportation Director. The Board of Education approved the contract for Spurlock during the March 3 Board of Education meeting.

Spurlock came to the District in 2008, and has served as a Certified Onboard Instructor since 2016, implementing and organizing a training system for the transportation department. Prior to joining the District, Spurlock worked professionally in website design and maintenance, as a business manager, and as a business partner. 

Statewide school associations, bus driver union call on Ohio Senate to keep Ohio’s front license plate

via Highland County Press |

The state last year as part of the gas tax bill passed a provision that would no longer require front plates on vehicles in Ohio starting in July 2020. Senate Bill 179 would retain the front plate.

Ohio Senate signs off on increasing penalties for school bus scofflaws

via The Center Square |

Senate Bill 134, the “School Bus Safety Act,” would increase the maximum fine from $500 to $1,000 for motorists who improperly pass a stopped school bus.