By adopting a decentralized, team-oriented structure, Tulsa's transportation department has shifted decision-making power to the rank and file.
Fortunately, wages are not the driving force for employment. 'Making a difference' is the leading attraction, and many parents respond.
School districts are often hesitant to expand first aid training because of liability and confidentiality concerns.
These tips on training, equipment, communication, information and program monitoring can improve the safety and efficiency of your operation.
Sophisticated brake-testing systems may require a significant investment, but the potential rewards include improved efficiency and record tracking.
Behavior problems exhibited by students with disabilities are not uncommon on the school bus.
When such a tragedy occurs, it challenges our leadership skills. As a superintendent, it's my job to ensure that every department, including transportation, is working as a team with the district office.
Although the vast majority of today's school buses are spec'd for Budd-style disc wheels, some fleets still prefer the Dayton-style spoke wheel.
Welfare reform is changing the needs of underprivileged children who attend Head Start programs. That's because their parents are moving into the labo...
More than three decades later I can still summon it, the rising fear of a child swept past the point of no return.
Emergency evacuations require staff to make vital decisions under tremendous pressure. Make sure they're properly prepared.
A safety coordinator and drivers combine talents to bring an entertaining - and informative - show to schoolchildren.
By tapping district, vendor and volunteer resources, a school transportation team in upstate New York transformed a spare Blue Bird into their dream vehicle.
Vengeful students can disrupt a driver's or aide's life with a false report. Some officials believe tougher penalties are necessary.
Emphasis is given to dangers posed by non-conforming vans and stop-arm violators, but the driver shortage is also deemed a major problem.
Sure, chances are slim that you'll be held hostage, but you should be prepared for a worst-case scenario.
Job satisfaction is the key to retaining drivers. Treat them with respect, compensate them fairly, show your appreciation - or lose them.
How we speak to and about the students with disabilities who ride school buses can influence their perception of themselves and others' perceptions of them.
I'd like to offer my own advice on dealing with the driver shortage. Some of this is drawn from my experience in the publishing world, which has its own healthy share of turnover.
We spend countless hours in the schools, working with the elementary students to foster a sense of responsibility and respect.
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