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State Supreme Court asked to review special-needs bus case
September 14, 2009
LONGMONT, Colo. — The St. Vrain Valley School District recently asked the state Supreme Court to review a case wherein one of its school bus drivers ...
Review: Guidance on special-needs transportation
June 1, 2009
By Kathy Furneaux

Peggy Burns’ new video, The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, is a refreshing and welcome validatio...

More than 50 tune in to Burns Web seminar
May 11, 2009
Peggy Burns presented a Web seminar on anticipating and preparing for legal issues in school transportation management during tough economic times.
State directors call for clarification of student info access
June 2, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — State pupil transportation directors urged the U.S. Department of Education to clarify that school bus personnel should be giv...
Students charged for bus vandalism
April 29, 2008
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Thirteen students who attend a local high school have been charged for allegedly participating in acts of vandalism at the...
Education Compliance Group unveils expanded Website
April 1, 2008

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Education Compliance Group Inc. has launched an expanded Website that is unique among pupil transportation resources.

With t...

Education Compliance Group launches expanded Website
March 3, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Education Compliance Group Inc. has launched an expanded Website that is unique among pupil transportation resources.

An att...

Safety Devices on School Buses: Harnessing Legal Issues
February 1, 2008

Among areas of focus of school transportation litigation, the transportation of students with disabilities is especially complex. The use of Child Saf...

Six face criminal charges in illegal school bus operation
January 31, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Last week, agents from the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section filed criminal charges against six New York residents who are...
12 Strategies to Combat False Passenger Injury Claims
February 1, 2007

School bus operations need to be prepared to fight false injury claims. Crash investigation skills and sound record-keeping are the first line of defense.

Training video addresses bus driver liability issues
October 1, 2006

The average school day can be fraught with unpredictable student mischief, which is why it is so important for school bus drivers to remain vigilant for any potentially explosive situations that may expose them and their district or contractor to liability.

School Bus Decals Send Wide Range of Messages
September 1, 2005

Although it's not frequently mentioned, school buses are adorned with more decals and lettering than nearly any other vehicle on the road. The message...

NAPT 2003 Marked by a Trade Show to Remember
December 1, 2003

With five extraordinary professional speakers, 55 workshops and multiple training programs, the educational opportunities at the 2003 National Associa...

Occupant Safety Debate Heats Up at 2002 NAPT Show
December 1, 2002

Although the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show convened once again with a focus on several ...

Managing Violent Special-Needs Students
August 1, 2002

In a small rural town in Iowa, 10-year-old Josh, who has autism, rode the bus to school each morning. After picking him up, the driver would go about ...

Keys to Developing Effective Contractor Specifications
September 1, 2001

The relationship between a school district and its transportation contractor can be influenced by any number of factors, but the most critical determi...

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.'

New Technology, Student Discipline Tackled at Southeastern Conference
September 1, 2000

Conference celebrates 50th anniversary by addressing key pupil transportation issues, such as new technology, student discipline and operator liability.

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