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Parent Volunteers on the School Bus?
April 1, 2002
What do you think of allowing parent volunteers to ride buses to help manage the students? I’m all for it, as long as background checks are done a...
Q&A: Leaving Students Out in the Cold
April 1, 2002
Transportation for students at the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), was seriously hampered in ear...
5 Ways to Address Upset Workers
April 1, 2002
In light of several recent events involving school bus drivers acting unpredictably, there has been a greater emphasis on knowing the history of emplo...
Media Center
April 1, 2002

Videos Guidelines for the Installation of Car Seats on School Buses This video, produced by Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Public Schools, teaches drivers...

Judgment Call - GameBoys
April 1, 2002
Finders, keepers The policy on my bus is: If I catch you with one, I get to keep it. Of course, I would give it to the parents, but I’m not telling ...
Parents Resist Paying for ‘Free Service’
April 1, 2002
Anoka-Hennepin School District in Coon Rapids, Minn., heard from some frustrated parents on Monday, April 8, when a new transportation policy took eff...
Keeping Garage Costs Down
April 1, 2002

Restrict supply access Garage supplies, by definition, are expendable consumables used in the day-to-day maintenance of your fleet. We do not invento...

Non-Cash Rewards Earn Results
April 1, 2002
Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, once said that there are two things people want more than sex and money: recognition and praise. Non-cash...
Emergency Contacts for After Hours
April 1, 2002
Suppose there is an accident or breakdown on your bus while you are on a weekend or late-night trip? The office is closed. How will you get in touch w...
Honesty Test for Job Applicants
April 1, 2002
Honesty testing, a multimillion-dollar industry aimed at curbing employee theft, falls into two general categories — integrity tests and personality-b...
Educate Your Drivers About Drugs
April 1, 2002
The following questions come from Norton Medical Industries’ transportation industry drug quiz. The quiz tests drug and alcohol knowledge. 1. How lon...
Keeping Drivers Clean and Sober
April 1, 2002
Based on the success of drug and alcohol testing programs established in the armed forces during the early 1980s, the United States Department of Tran...
One-on-One Coaching Techniques
April 1, 2002
Taking the time to guide and support staff members by meeting with them individually will improve the quality of their work and increase the chances t...
Creating a Written Evacuation Plan
April 1, 2002
Drivers and aides need to work together to create a detailed, written evacuation plan for every route transporting children with disabilities. Plan fo...
Improving Driver, Attendant Health
April 1, 2002
Healthier workers, on average, are happier workers. But the odd hours and sedentary nature of school bus driving and monitoring can make it a challeng...
Be Wary of Debt Relief Offers
April 1, 2002
Consumer debt is at an all-time high, and record numbers of Americans are filing for bankruptcy, according to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consume...
Judgment Call
April 1, 2002
Twenty-five high school students attempt to board a school bus that they are not assigned to in what is later viewed as a prank by the school principa...
Bus Stabbing Incident at Broward
April 1, 2002
What started as an everyday argument between two teens escalated into a stabbing incident aboard a Broward County (Fla.) Schools bus, with one youth s...
District Targets Rowdy Bus Riders
April 1, 2002
Creating some consistency among schools in dealing with behavior problems on the bus is the goal of a committee at Broward County Schools in Oakland P...
Getting Background on New Hires
March 1, 2002
It’s relatively easy to find out why an employee left his or her last place of employment. First, your job application should include a space that s...

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