Law enforcement and Zanesville City School officials are investigating a bus incident that left several children injured Friday afternoon.
It happened just after 4 P.M. on Linden Avenue in the Central Avenue area. According to the Zanesville Police Department, the bus driver allegedly slammed on the brakes. Five to ten kids then complained of soreness after getting of the bus.
"The kids were late getting to the bus stop, made complaints to the parents, getting off the bus...
Violating safety procedures costs a local bus driver her job.
Zanesville City Schools Student Service Coordinator Kevin Appleman says the female driver went through the rail road tracks at Pershing road and Woodlawn Avenue without stopping a couple weeks ago. He says that is not proper protocol for bus drivers.
"Our job is to look out for the safety of all of our students, the drivers, and the public, and when that occured, it's just not appropriate for a driver to do that,...
The Zanesville City Schools first Board of Education meeting of the new year was held Wednesday. With the recent passing of City Schools employee Darrell Lear, the district is continuing on with work, despite its loss. Click the video link on the left to watch reporter Mark Bullion's full story.
"I know I can hear him in my mind right now saying hey, I'm okay, you guys go ahead and do your job. "
Students may be in the new Zanesville City Schools' buildings, but there's still work to be done on the outside.
The district had hoped the new landscape would be done by now along with the construction of the new parking lot at the high school, but a few snags have put them behind schedule. Crews ran into some rock they had to break and dig up before they could lay down concrete for the sidewalk. Then all they have left to do is crush some stone and lay down the blacktop.
Remaining work at Zanesville City Schools is wrapping up.
At the district's school board meeting, the progress of the new school buildings was discussed. While all three sites have some exterior work to be done, project architect, Brian Addis, says the two elementary schools and high school should be looking complete right around October 7.
"Once the construction's been completed, we go through and identify basically finishing touches that need to be completed,...
The Zanesville City School district is installing new, electronic message boards outside all its school buildings.
They will run off a transformer that will be installed near each of the 8 X 10 structures.
"It's relatively inexpensive to operate because it's low maintenance and low voltage. The lights in them are all, each one is their own little sensor. If one gets busted, just replace it and go on, " says Darrell Lear of Zanesville City Schools.
It was the first day of school for Zanesville City Students, and it was the first time three of the district's buildings have had kids filling the hallways.
Zanesville High School, John McIntire Elementary, and Zane Grey Elementary started the year off with ribbon-cuttings as they begin the new school year in new school buildings. Principal of Zane Grey Elementary, Jeff Moore, says everyone is looking forward to the school year.
Zanesville City Schools will start classes for the 2010/2011 academic year Tuesday.
Students will walk through the doors of two new elementary buildings and a new high school. The administration and staff have been hard at work making sure everything is ready for the students.
"We're putting the finishing touches right now. Putting the cafeteria together. Doing the final changes of desks and stuff in the classrooms to make sure we have seats for everybody. Other than that,...