NASHVILLE — A $13 million proposal to install cameras on school buses in order to catch drivers who properly fail to stop when students are being dropped off is advancing in Tennessee.
A similar incident was reported in Washington County in February.
A Washington County General Sessions judge granted an “own recognizance” — referred to as an OR — bond for a woman accused of hitting a 10-year-old boy who was crossing the road to get onto his school bus early Tuesday morning.
To call Washington County’s school bus oversight in recent years lacking would be a gross understatement. Abysmal would be more accurate.
In light of the suspension of two bus drivers this week, Washington County Director of Schools Kimber Halliburton confirmed Friday the department fired the county transportation director after he was unable to provide her with records of random drug tests for county bus drivers.
The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday re-emphasized the agency’s call for seat belts on school buses in the aftermath of a crash in Chattanooga that killed six students.