UNION TOWNSHIP | A few young people suffered what appeared to be minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after a Union Township School Corp. bus failed to yield to a pickup truck and a collision resulted, according to Porter County police.
INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 55-40 Monday to allow school corporations to hire any person as superintendent so long as he or she has a master's degree in any subject.
HIGHLAND | Two Highland High School students were removed from a school bus Wednesday afternoon after getting into a fight, officials said.
HOBART | City and school officials say they plan to work together to resolve traffic issues on Lillian Street.
HOBART | A 66-year-old Hobart man was charged with drunken driving after he was involved in a crash with a school bus last week, police said.
LAPORTE | A LaPorte school bus stopped to let children off Monday afternoon was passed by an alleged drunk driver.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to use automated cameras to enforce speed limits in school and work zones died Monday in the Indiana House.
INDIANAPOLIS | Automated enforcement cameras could be deployed in school and construction zones to snap photos of speeding vehicles and sock their owners with a $250 minimum fine under legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board this week approved a five-year lease/purchase agreement to equip all district buses with GPS equipment.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Four people, including two students, were sent to local hospitals Thursday after a school bus and an SUV collided, officials said.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will look to outfit all school buses with GPS units.
Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 approves two-year extension of school bus contract
CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 School Board gave its approval this week to a two-year extension of its contract with a Montgomery-based bus company.
SCHERERVILLE | A car and a Lake Central school bus were in a head-on collision about 3 p.m. Monday near U.S. 30 and Burr Street.
Students in Gary's secondary schools shouldn't be expected to walk two miles to school each day, regardless of whether it's uphill and there's snow on the ground. Fortunately, there's a better answer for them now.
National Walk to School Day, on Oct. 3, is a celebration of transportation independence for our youngest citizens. Schools around the world will participate in a variety of activities aimed at getting children to walk or bike to school.
PORTAGE | Kolleen Lampa, 44, of Portage, has been suspended from her job as a Portage Township Schools bus driver after her arrest Thursday. She is accused of driving drunk with a school bus filled with children.
PORTAGE | A fourth-grade student spent a little extra time on a school bus Wednesday afternoon.
CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 board likely will approve a contract next month for school bus service at a rate significantly less than what was desired by the school bus company.
Even though it's not feasible to watch your children every minute, you can still be an effective protector by making sure your child is educated in ways to stay safe on the way to and from school and in the classroom.
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