The National Transportation Safety Board has released its findings in the October 2018 Fulton County bus stop crash that left three children dead and another seriously injured. The four students were crossing State Road 25 to board a Tippecanoe Valley school bus when they were hit by a pickup truck.Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation will continue to get nursing services from Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. Last week, the school board approved a contract amendment that will extend the agreement for a second year, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman.Continue reading
Indiana may have just awarded its largest round of Secured School Safety Grants, but Knox school officials are disappointed with their share of the funding this year. The Knox Community School Corporation was awarded less than $17,000, a significant drop from last year.Continue reading
With many local students returning to class next week, Indiana State Police have issued a few safety tips. Drivers are reminded to watch for stopped school buses in the morning and afternoon, as well as children waiting at bus stops and walking to and from school.Continue reading
Changes in school bus safety regulations and a number of other laws are prompting the Culver Community Schools Corporation to update its policies. Superintendent Karen Shuman says a list of recommendations from policy consultant NEOLA was presented to the school board last week.Continue reading
A question about whether a school bus may use the easement alongside a roadway to pick up students has generated a response from the Pulaski County attorney but no formal action from the commissioners. Back in June, Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman asked for a decision, after a Monterey-area family expressed concern with the pickup location.Continue reading
A Monterey-area family isn’t happy with where the school bus is picking up their child. Now, the Culver Community Schools Corporation is asking for a decision from the Pulaski County Commissioners.Continue reading
The National Transportation Safety Board is reviewing the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation’s transportation policies, as the investigation into October’s fatal bus stop crash continues.Continue reading
Over Christmas Break, North Judson-San Pierre Maintenance Director Wilbur Collins plans to get started on a pilot project related to improving school bus safety.
When NJ-SP School Board members met on Tuesday, Collins explained that the recent bus-related fatalities in surrounding counties prompted him to look into some ways to improve safety and discourage motorists from putting students in danger with unsafe driving practices. Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation’s school bus drivers will be providing training on bus safety to all students who ride the bus and the rest of the student body.
It’s the time of the year when school buses will be filling the roadways transporting students to school on their first day back to classes for the new school year.
The new design of many school buses is causing some concerns about safety. A feature that was installed to give drivers more warning that children are in the area and the bus is about to stop is not being heeded.
In the past, when a bus would stop the arm would come out and the red lights would flash in unison. Now buses feature flashing yellow lights while the driver is coming to a stop, and once they stop completely they hit a button to put out the arm and start the red lights. Continue reading
Many schools are back in session, while others soon will be. Local emergency management officials remind motorists to once again be alert for kids heading to and from school. Continue reading
School is back in session this week for students in several local corporations. Motorists are reminded to be alert and aware near bus stops and places where youngsters may walk or ride bicycles to or from school.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson says drivers need to slow down and be extra alert for children who are closer to streets. He notes youngsters aren’t good at judging vehicle speeds and may try to cross streets too close to oncoming vehicles. Also Erickson says children listening to music on headsets and playing games on hand-held electronic devices may not be as aware of their surroundings. Continue reading
The Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, School Transportation Association of Indiana and the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation recently teamed up to produce two safety videos for school bus drivers. They depict multiple responses to an active shooter situation on a bus full of children. Continue reading
As children head to the yellow buses for the start of school next week, national bus safety experts are offering several tips for parents:
Have children put everything in backpacks or school bags so they won’t drop things.
Wear bright colors that are more easily seen, and travel in groups when possible.
Most importantly, never reach under the bus or walk behind the bus.