school bus


Definition of school bus

: a vehicle used for transporting children to or from school or on activities connected with school

Examples of school bus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fathers and school staff continued to welcome students at the front entrance after the march ended, and more pupils arrived on school buses. David Anderson,, "Bakerfield Elementary in Aberdeen celebrates start of a new school year with Million Father March," 3 Sep. 2019 Sydney Whitaker was not missing or lost – her school bus was just more than an hour late dropping her off to after-school daycare. Max Londberg,, "'I thought my kid was dead.' Late buses, unanswered calls leave parents panicking," 26 Aug. 2019 Ryba said the district receives about three-five reports of inappropriate behavior on school buses every week. Bob Sandrick,, "Strongsville schools to buy security cameras for 65 school buses," 5 Aug. 2019 The District provides transportation on school buses to only about 3,000 students who have special education needs. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "D.C. Council introduces measure to ensure kids arrive safely at school," 9 July 2019 Let’s be clear: The people in South Boston who threw rocks and epithets at black kids on school buses were reprehensible racists. Kevin Cullen,, "Opposing forced busing doesn’t mean you oppose integration," 1 July 2019 Lane has been a school bus driver for the Augusta School District for a little under a year. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "He was nervous about the first day of school, so his school bus driver held his hand for support," 12 Sep. 2019 Striking school bus drivers abandoned picket lines to transport passengers and crew members once they were permitted to exit their aircraft. Caryn M. Sullivan, Twin Cities, "Caryn Sullivan: We don’t know what we don’t know, and I didn’t know about Gander, Newfoundland," 8 Sep. 2019 Matt Fakhoury told Martin that Grenke was an eight-year Army veteran and had been working as a school bus driver for Grand Prairie Transit in Mount Prospect for the past three years. George Houde,, "School bus driver from Mount Prospect charged with sexually assaulting young male relative," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of school bus

1908, in the meaning defined above

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1 Nov 2019

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The first known use of school bus was in 1908

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English Language Learners Definition of school bus

: a bus for carrying children to and from a school

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