AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Administrators at school districts across Texas now have a faster and simpler way to check the safety records of bus drivers.
The Department of Public Safety on Thursday announced a website, Texas.gov, that allows districts to instantly review bus driver records, instead of having to rely on the mail to get the information.
DPS earlier this month began offering the online driver record checks. Since then more than 6,000 records have been requested by school districts across Texas, where public schools resumed classes Monday. DPS says the service is provided at no charge to school districts.