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Maine’s Kevin Mallory honored for ‘green’ bus efforts
June 13, 2013
The transportation director for Portland Public Schools has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the EPA, which will be presented to him on June 26. The award is in recognition of his work to reduce pollution from the school system’s bus fleet and raise awareness about the benefits of “greener” transportation.
Maine bus driver saves choking child’s life
May 7, 2013
Nathan Philbrick is able to stop his bus and administer the Heimlich maneuver to a student who was choking on candy and was not breathing. The district's superintendent says that the incident illustrates the importance of investing in safety training, even in tight budget years.
School bus runs over Maine student's foot
March 27, 2013
The boy suffers "severe bruising" but no broken bones when the bus runs over his foot while he is taking an instrument from a storage bin underneath, officials say. The district subsequently adjusts its policies on the use of the compartments.
Maine school bus damaged in fire
February 21, 2013
No one is injured in the blaze, but the Portland Public Schools bus sustains an estimated $35,000 in damage. The district says that an employee was patching the bus' seats using tape, liquid vinyl and a heat gun when the fire began.
Maine district takes action to stop bus bullying
October 16, 2012
When the transportation director for Maine School Administrative District #61 in Bridgton discovers that 50% of bus drivers’ referrals are from bullying incidents, he tasks bus driver/trainer Line Mulcahy and her colleague with developing an anti-bullying campaign. Mulcahy discusses its components with SBF, and says that it has had a positive impact.
District launches new bus evacuation training effort
June 21, 2012
The transportation staff at Maine School Administrative District #37 in Harrington incorporates side window emergency exit evacuation into its training following an accident wherein the rear exit of a bus became unusable. Director of Transportation Dawn Coffin tells SBF that the bus drivers learned safe techniques for this type of evacuation, and the district hopes to begin the training with students in the upcoming school year.
Maine could adopt new rule about transporting alcohol on buses
February 15, 2011
The state Department of Education is considering a rule next year that would prohibit school bus drivers from having unopened containers of alcohol in their vehicles after students found their driver's unopened beer on the bus. Currently, there is no state law that prohibits this.
Former Maine state director will discuss service to districts
September 21, 2010
At the Transfinder booth at the ASBO convention this weekend, Richard Soules will give two presentations on how Maine is delivering transportation management services at no cost to school districts.
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