school safety

A driver for BCH Services Group left several students with a neighbor, after getting in an accident Monday.
Gerald Bernard /

Parents at Mary McLeod Bethune Charter School have been frustrated for weeks with the school’s unpredictable bus service. Now, the school says, a bus driver left several children at the scene of an accident Monday.

The New Orleans Criminal District Court, where students 17 and over have been prosecuted for allegedly making threats on their school.
Jess Clark / WWNO

Last fall, a student told a joke at International High School of New Orleans. It landed him in jail.

More than 400 school buses that operate in New Orleans haven't been inspected yet by the city.
Jess Clark / WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

New Orleans' unique system of charter schools does not have centralized busing. Each school is in charge of finding bus services for students, and those services are almost always contracted out to private bus companies. After a city investigation revealed a host of safety concerns around the city’s privately operated school buses, the city council is stepping in to regulate them, similar to the way the city regulates taxis and limos.