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A Busing Contract
December 1, 2001
To reduce behavior problems down the road, you may want to start the year off with a student busing contract that lays out expectations for appropriat...
Driver’s ‘Perfect’ for 24 Years
December 1, 2001
When Sue Ann Goethals found out that she had been chosen to receive the International Marketing Inc. School Bus Driver Excellence Award at the Nationa...
When to Suspend Bus Privileges
December 1, 2001
Rules for when you can suspend or expel a special-needs student from the bus are complex. Though we must adhere to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation A...
10 Tips for Crisis Intervention
December 1, 2001
1. Be empathetic. Don’t judge your students’ feelings. They are real, even if not based on reality. 2. Clarify messages. Listen to what is really b...
December 1, 2001
Dallas County Schools runs approximately 40,000 field trips annually for eight independent school districts as well as boys clubs, seniors groups and ...
Quick Tips
December 1, 2001
What to do if you find a bus defect The Office of Defects Investigation at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigates...
Crisis Calls for Smooth Interaction
December 1, 2001
Preventing all disastrous school bus accidents is impossible, but being ready to react when one occurs is extremely important. Practicing your operati...
Cooperate With Driver in Litigation
December 1, 2001
After being involved in a fatal accident, the bus driver was dismissed from employment. Once dismissed, he became uncooperative with his company’s def...
Anthrax, Landis and First Student
December 1, 2001
Two anthrax scares The pupil transportation industry has not been immune from terrorist alerts. In September, an anthrax scare forced the evacuatio...
5 Strategies to ‘Teach’ Your Drivers
December 1, 2001
In training your drivers to deal with student behavior on the bus, many valuable lessons can be learned from educators. The following ideas relate to ...
Judgment Call
December 1, 2001
You’ve hired a school bus driver, and he’s done satisfactory work for the first three months. Now you learn from one of your staff who worked with him...
Top 10 Discipline Mistakes
December 1, 2001
Behavior problems among passengers can lead to more than just an unruly school bus. School transportation managers indicate that rowdy students are on...
Sell Surplus Equipment
December 1, 2001
The Internet has become an invaluable resource for operators, but it may have capabilities that you’ve yet to tap into. In Utah, school districts are ...
Try Cross-Training
December 1, 2001

Tardiness, absenteeism and low morale are the sworn enemies of managers the world over and the school transportation industry is no exception. What ca...

Prevent Overtime Pay Abuse
December 1, 2001
Several cases of overtime pay abuse by school district employees (including bus drivers) have come to the forefront in recent months. In Escambia (Fla...
Economic downturn provides opportunities
December 1, 2001

It’s time to tighten your belt - while at the same time re-evaluating your options in regard to the school transportation supplier community. ...

Lean Times for School Transportation As Economic Crisis Deepens
December 1, 2001

The combined impact of the flagging economy and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has created tax revenue shortfalls and forced public officials to scale...

Randy McLerran Named SBF's Administrator of the Year For 2001
December 1, 2001

Commended for his tireless involvement in the industry and for pioneering many programs that promote safety and awareness, Randy McLerran was named

News Alert
December 1, 2001

School buses included in legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The anti-terrorism legislation signed by President Bush in late October includes sc...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2001

California postpones restraint requirement

SACRAMENTO - The implementation of a California law that requires school buses manufactured after...

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