• August 19th, 2019

Houston County Superintendent David Sewell met with staff Wednesday to discuss stiffing heat on school buses.

He is encouraging drivers, when possible, to leave windows open all day so it will be a little cooler when students board in the afternoon.

“We also want to put water on board (for the students) until this heatwave passes,” Sewell said.

Jessica Granger, mother to a first grader, believes if more measures than those aren’t implemented a child could die. She advocates air conditioning on all buses.

In Alabama, only those that transport special needs students are required to have air conditioning. That’s something Ms. Granger would like changed.

Her motivation became stronger after Remington, her six year old son, came home from school Tuesday. So overcome by heat, she claims, he suffered from nausea and a headache.