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Getting the most out of in-service training
September 20, 2011

Theories on adult learning suggest that for it to be effective, educators must gain buy-in from the adults, get them involved in the topic and keep presentations fresh. Creating a theme for instructional sessions, a technique that can easily be applied to training for pupil transporters, helps to achieve buy-in and involvement.

Emergency response expert offers school bus in-service
March 18, 2010
In the two-hour presentation, attendees learn what can be done prior to an emergency, what to expect from emergency responders, and what they can do to help emergency responders and start preparing for the "never-happen-to-us" emergency.
In-Service Meetings Promote Year-Round Driver Training
October 8, 2009

School bus operations strengthen drivers’ skills and expand their knowledge of timely industry topics with these meetings. Guest speakers can enhance the value of the meetings, while auxiliary training and incentive programs help to keep drivers engaged.

Colorado community college hosts school bus driver in-service
October 1, 2008

STERLING, Colo. — In order to provide training for school bus drivers at rural districts who might not otherwise receive it, the Colorado Department...

PTSI unveils new line of products and services
November 1, 2005

The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has launched several new resources to assist school transportation professionals across the country. Following are summaries of the new products and services.

15 Ways to Get Your Operation in Shape
June 1, 2005

When school begins each fall, does your operation border on chaos? Will too many K-3 students get on the wrong afternoon bus? Will special-needs dri...

75 Great Ways to Improve Your Operation (Part IV)
October 1, 2004

46. Be specific with bus bids

Time spent before a bus enters your fleet can be well worth it. In our school system, we have to award bus bid...

Superb Special-Needs Service Is the Norm at North Monterey County
November 1, 2003

North Monterey County Unified School District in Moss Landing, Calif., transports approximately 2,500 students between home and school daily. Of these...

Maintaining Order on Unruly Middle-School Routes
February 1, 2002

A transportation director once told the story of his first day on the job at a small rural school district. He went to the driver’s lounge and i...

Programs Help Driver Trainers Sharpen Their Skill Sets
April 1, 1999

Train-the-trainer programs can help to improve the skill sets of your staff, even if they think they know it all.

How to take advantage of OT/PT staff's expertise
June 1, 1998

More and more transportation officials are realizing how important therapists are in school transportation. The question, then, is how can we begin to bridge the gap between therapists and the transportation department?

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