School bus drivers like the “Rolling Study Halls” program because, with students occupied doing class assignments, there is less need for driver attention to maintaining order and discipline on the bus.
With five rotating bus monitors, Dickson County Schools is working to improve student behavior, boosting safety for drivers and passengers.
The cost factors of alternative fuels and the transportation impact of school reform are also key topics at the 2018 edition of the event.
Following a 2016 flood that devastated the state, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools saw a chance to replace its damaged diesel buses while shifting to a propane fleet.
Operators see reliable and quieter operation, fuel cost savings, and longer brake life. They recommend partnering with utility companies, installing charging infrastructure before receiving buses, and extensive driver training.
In addition to their nimble, responsive service, the kid-focused rideshares offer a learning opportunity in how they cater to parents’ needs and wants.
It is imperative that the school bus driver of today be aware of the many warning signs and indicators of violence that are present in these types of situations.
This final installment looks at federal rules on distracted driving and state specs on mobile data terminals. As with the technology itself, regulations need to be honed based on experience.
With a variety of non-yellow vehicles, app-based companies are offering parents an easy way to schedule rides for their children. Some see this type of dynamic service playing a bigger part in pupil transportation in the near future.
The Type A manufacturer plans to start delivering its new electric model by the end of September. President Steve Girardin also expects a boost for propane buses with VW settlement funding.
Experts share how to help keep school buses and sites secure, and manage students’ concerns about their safety. Including bus drivers in security plans and reporting suspicious behavior are key.
As members of a tight-knit community of people who care deeply and passionately about the safety of children, I believe we owe the victims of the Parkland massacre … a serious, nonpartisan, productive conversation about school safety.
Internship programs provide a great opportunity for students to experience a line of work that could lead to a fulfilling career. The interns can also help the school bus maintenance crew with its current workload.