The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation has decided to go with a different manufacturer for this year’s round of bus purchases. The school board Monday approved the purchase of three 78-passenger Bluebird buses, for a total cost of about $276,000.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
Whether or not there will be criminal charges stemming from last month’s fatal crash involving an Eastern Pulaski school bus will depend on input from a Marshall County grand jury. Owen Abbott, 13, was killed, when the school bus he was riding on was reportedly struck from behind, by a truck driven by Tylor Perry.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski school bus involved in last month’s fatal crash in Marshall County officially had its number retired by the school board Monday.Continue reading
More lawsuits have been filed in connection with last month’s fatal crash involving an Eastern Pulaski school bus. According to court documents filed with the Marshall County Clerk’s Office, Amber Despot, the mother of one of the passengers, is suing the driver of the truck that allegedly crashed into the bus, along with the truck’s owner.
The West Central School Board members reviewed bus bids at their most recent meeting. They approved a bid from MidWest Transit Equipment for two buses in the amount of $86,876 each.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in connection with last week’s bus crash that claimed the life of Winamac Middle School student Owen Abbott. According to documents filed in Marshall Circuit Court Tuesday, Abbott’s mother, Britni Fritz, is suing the driver of the truck that allegedly crashed into the bus, along with the truck’s owner.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation’s purchase of a new bus hit another procedural snag that had to be corrected by the school board Thursday. School officials have decided to replace an extra bus this year. The bus in question was originally scheduled for replacement in 2020.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is looking to replace an extra school bus this year. Bus 24 was scheduled to be replaced in 2020, but school officials have decided to move that forward, according to Treasurer Casey Howard. The school board took steps to make funds available earlier this month. But Howard told board members this week that the 2018 through 2030 bus replacement plan had to be amended before the state would allow the additional appropriation. The school board passed a resolution Monday to accept the amended plan.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is getting a new handicap-accessible minibus. On Monday, the school board approved a purchase agreement with Starcraft, at the recommendation of Superintendent Karen Shuman.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is getting a new school bus. Last week, the school board approved the purchase of a 72-passenger Bluebird bus for just under $92,000, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.
The Knox school bus fleet is getting a major upgrade. Last week, the school board approved the purchase of five vehicles, totaling just under $400,000. Those include two 78-passenger Bluebird buses for just under $188,000, and a 48-passenger Bluebird handicap bus for nearly $101,000. Knox schools will also be getting two 14-passenger Starcraft minibuses for a total of just over $110,000.
The Knox Community School Corporation may be able to purchase an extra bus, thanks to some leftover funds. Treasurer Sherry Fort told the school board last week that the corporation’s Bus Replacement Fund has built up a significant cash reserve over the years, but this year’s budget only gives them permission to spend $325,000.
North Judson-San Pierre will be adding a few new buses to their fleet, following a decision made by school board members last night.
Treasurer Guy Richie explained that the school utilized the Central Indiana Education Service Center to conduct an online bidding process. In their bid, Kerlin Bus Sales included that NJSP would be able to trade-in three buses for a trade-in allowance totaling $16,500. Richie said after factoring in the trades, the lowest bid came in at $232,169 from Kerlin. Continue reading
The West Central School Board approved the purchase of two new buses for the school corporation, according to Superintendent Don Street.
“We’re going to be trading in two, 12-year-old buses for two Collins 78-passenger buses from Midwest Transit Equipment,” said Street.
The Knox Community School Board approved the purchase of two new school buses during their meeting Monday evening. The school corporation has $319,282 allotted for bus replacement. The bus replacement budget has to be separate from the transportation budget since money in that budget can only go toward fuel, repairs and paying personnel. Continue reading
The start of school is upon us as a few school corporations begin their new school year next week.
When school buses are on the roads picking up children for school or dropping them off after school, Indiana State Police troopers remind drivers to stop when a school bus displays flashing lights and stop arms, even on multiple lane highways. Motorists who are on a highway that is divided by a barrier or unimproved median are required to stop only if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus. If there is a divided highway without a barrier or unimproved median, all drivers in all directions must stop. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is getting a new school bus. Superintendent Don Harman says the school board approved the purchase of a 2018 Bluebird 72-passenger bus Monday. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is looking to hire some new bus drivers, and they’re offering to help pay for their training. Continue reading