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Using Sight, Sound and Touch to Communicate with Special-Needs Students
February 1, 2001

As a school bus driver and transportation director, “Never put them on unless you know how to get them off!” became my repeated catchphras...

The 8 Most Common - and Dangerous - Mirror Mistakes
February 1, 2001

School bus mirrors are a critical safety system, but drivers often fail to adjust and use them properly. Experts in the field provide insights on common errors and cures.

How to Safely Back a School Bus
November 1, 2000

Though no one is recommending backing a school bus, there are certain conditions under which it is unavoidable. We consulted transportation experts to find out exactly when and how it should be done.

Presumed Guilty?
November 1, 2000

Lawsuits are nearly inevitable. Transportation managers can avoid a courtroom disaster by focusing on driver and student training and documentation and by staying abreast of the industry's 'hot topics.'

Strategies for Revitalizing Your Driver Training
March 1, 2000

Increase the effectiveness of your driver training through interactive exercises, provocative speakers and team building.

How we developed a special-needs training course
March 1, 2000

Too often, new school bus drivers and attendants are assigned the task of transporting special-education students without adequate training.

Best Practices for Loading and Unloading Wheelchair Students
February 1, 2000

Although there are exceptions, industry experts say specific lift procedures need to be closely followed. Driver and attendant training is critical, they add.

Opinions Vary on Driver's Role in Medical Emergencies
March 1, 1999

School districts are often hesitant to expand first aid training because of liability and confidentiality concerns.

5 Easy Pieces to a Better Special-Needs Program
March 1, 1999

These tips on training, equipment, communication, information and program monitoring can improve the safety and efficiency of your operation.

Safety training has bottom-line impact
September 1, 1998

No piece of equipment can replace a good driver and attendant training program.

We need to create a new generation of drivers
June 1, 1998

Drivers in the past did as was expected, and did it with much less training and education than we enjoy today. Through the years, however, the school bus driving "job" has turned into the school bus driving "profession."

Bringing higher standards to a Head Start operation
April 1, 1998

Making the transition from a public school transportation system to a Head Start operation offered some exciting challenges in the area of behind-the-...

How to Organize a Special-Needs Roadeo
February 1, 1998

We think we've hit upon a great way to improve special-needs training and have a little fun in the process. Modeled after traditional school bus roade...

Lawsuits Lurk in the Back of the Bus
August 1, 1997

Teasing, name-calling and playful touching are everyday occurrences on school buses. While most of this may be harmless fun, some of it could be sexua...

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