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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...
Get Familiar With OSHA Standards
March 1, 2002
Disastrous industrial accidents are not the only work-related injuries addressed by federal standards these days. The Occupational Safety and Health A...
Quiz Your School Bus Technicians
March 1, 2002
The following are questions from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for school bus technicians, which certifies techn...
A Driver’s Worst Nightmare
March 1, 2002
On Nov. 7, 2001, school bus driver Lynda Clanton’s life was changed forever. While driving her Fulton County (Ga.) School District bus on its afternoo...
Teach Your Staff How to Organize
March 1, 2002
As any transportation director knows, time management and organization are critical challenges facing school transportation. Your staff is constantly ...
What is Proper Dress and Hygiene?
March 1, 2002
What can I tell the drivers and aides on my special-needs buses about appropriate dress and hygiene? The importance of professionalism is critical wh...
How to Prepare for a Deposition
March 1, 2002
At the annual Transporting Students With Disabilities conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Linda Bluth of the Maryland State Department of Education, Divi...
Train Well, Reduce Liability
March 1, 2002
To what extent will the quality of the training you provide be scrutinized in the event of a lawsuit? Paul Salvatore, an employment-law attorney at th...
Don’t Abandon Your 401(k)
March 1, 2002
The traumatic political events of the past year and the downturn of the economy have left many of us ill-at-ease about our 401(k) investments. But J. ...
Judgment Call
March 1, 2002
The assistant superintendent thinks it would raise the professionalism of the transportation department if the bus drivers were given standard uniform...
Measure Would Create Statewide Policy
March 1, 2002
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would require school committees statewide to create a transportation policy for overnight trips sp...
Marketing Your Operation
March 1, 2002
First and foremost, communication must be credible. And the first rule of credibility is consistency. Determine what regular messages are desired for ...
Be Prepared for the Unexpected
March 1, 2002
Unexpected phenomena such as riots, strikes, tornadoes, earthquakes, snowstorms and other natural disasters can pose a threat to student transportatio...
Prevent Staff Drug and Alcohol Use
March 1, 2002
The use of drugs and alcohol among school bus drivers can have catastrophic consequences. Drug testing helps somewhat in fighting employee substance a...
Take-Home Pay Less Than Zero?
March 1, 2002
Is it possible for a school bus driver to bring home a negative paycheck? Apparently so. Dan Schmidt recently quit his job as a school bus driver for...
Large District Driver Meetings
March 1, 2002
For the first time in more than 15 years, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools had a single countywide meeting for all of its 1,600-plus drivers and at...
5 Steps to a More Organized Office
March 1, 2002

A common misconception held by school transportation professionals is that a messy desk is a sign of hard work. But even in a fast-paced industry depe...

How to react to the mystery of Otto Nuss
March 1, 2002

We may never know why 63-year-old Otto Nuss decided to hijack his own school bus, with 13 youngsters aboard, and light out for Washington, D.C., on an...

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