school bus http://kbia.org en SUV driver dead, three children rushed to hospital in Columbia school bus accident http://kbia.org/post/suv-driver-dead-three-children-rushed-hospital-columbia-school-bus-accident <p>Twenty-two children and a bus driver are being evaluated by Columbia healthcare personnel after an SUV collided with a Two Mile Prairie school bus. The driver of the SUV identified as Lawrence W. Ferguson of Auxvasse was pronounced dead at the scene.</p><p>The accident occurred on the students' way home from summer school Thursday, between Judy School Road and Mexican Gravel Road.</p><p>"We're working now on getting the students evaluated by healthcare personnel and getting them reunited with their families," Columbia Public Schools' Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark said.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:56:04 +0000 Louie Kaczmarek 54479 at http://kbia.org Annual state school bus inspection shows room for improvement http://kbia.org/post/annual-state-school-bus-inspection-shows-room-improvement <p></p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol's annual inspection report showed that the state’s school bus safety approval rating is at a four year low.</p><p></p><p>Since 2011, a yearly average of around 12% of buses statewide failed to pass initial inspections.&nbsp; This year, the number has increased to 15%. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:14:27 +0000 Conner Handel 54153 at http://kbia.org Annual state school bus inspection shows room for improvement Mo. DNR gives five school districts funds to replace buses http://kbia.org/post/mo-dnr-gives-five-school-districts-funds-replace-buses <p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding five Missouri school districts with funds to replace their old school buses with newer, cleaner-running versions.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:20:47 +0000 Beth Anne Carroll 43697 at http://kbia.org Mo. DNR gives five school districts funds to replace buses Four students taken to hospital after Jefferson City school bus accident http://kbia.org/post/four-students-taken-hospital-after-jefferson-city-school-bus-accident <p>According to a Jefferson City Public Schools press release four students were taken to the hospital after an accident involving a school bus and a car Friday morning near Lewis and Clark Middle School. The district says police and school officials went to the scene after the accident at approximately 7:30 Friday morning, and determined three of the 39 students on board needed to go to the hospital. They were transported in an ambulance. Jefferson City police say the injuries to the three students were minor. Fri, 03 May 2013 17:41:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 33133 at http://kbia.org