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Don’t Get Taken in Online Investing
January 1, 2002
Whether searching for pupil transportation products or services or researching personal investments, it’s important to have a strategy for finding the...
Evaluating Your Mentor Program
January 1, 2002
Assigning new hires a mentor driver to answer questions and provide support can be a highly effective means of rounding out a new driver’s training. B...
Judgment Call
January 1, 2002
A principal at an elementary school wants to have a bus driver disciplined for allegedly being rude to a parent during a morning pick-up. The driver d...
2-Year Prison Term for Driver
January 1, 2002
The California school bus driver who was convicted of running over and killing 15-year-old Brian Burdett last year has been sentenced to two years in ...
News from the World of Pupil Transportation
December 1, 2001

’Danger zone’ deaths slip

TOPEKA, Kan. — Latest statistics reveal that nine children were killed by their own school bus or by a passing veh...

Training Program Merits Acclaim
December 1, 2001

At the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Annual Conference last month in Nashville, Tenn., the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Schools...

Tips on Spec’ing Pre-K School Buses
December 1, 2001

Because the population of pre-kindergarten children being transported to and from schools, childcare centers and Head Start agencies in school buses h...

Don’t Make These Routing Errors
December 1, 2001
John Fahey, assistant superintendent at Buffalo (N.Y.) City School District, discusses the most common mistakes made during the routing process. L...
Negotiating Accommodations
December 1, 2001
As an employer, meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be traumatic. The key t...
Hints for De-Escalating Conflicts
December 1, 2001
In the field of school transportation, conflict is commonplace. Regardless of whether it exists between employees, students or parents, conflict can c...
What You Need to Know about Risk
December 1, 2001
School transportation managers deal with several risk management issues on a daily basis. What areas of risk-management training should be required of...
Should our Transportation Program Be Audited?
December 1, 2001
Our transportation department seems to be running smoothly, but I think it could be run more efficiently. How do I know if there’s a need for a third-...
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...

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