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Nonverbal Indicators of Violence: What to Look For
November 4, 2009

Touching one’s head. Clenching one’s fists. Removing clothing. Keeping an eye out for these types of actions and stopping a student before a situation escalates will enable pupil transportation professionals to maintain a safe bus environment. 

State directors delve into bus crash details
November 3, 2009
Changing regulations, innovative state programs and transporting homeless students are also discussed during the annual NASDPTS conference in Louisville.
NAPT speakers emphasize transportation's role in education system
November 3, 2009
Industry experts, government representatives and motivational speakers all point to the pivotal role of the yellow school bus in getting students safely to school ready to learn.
Outstanding efforts on display at NAPT awards ceremonies
November 2, 2009
Georgia school bus driver Dreana Trent is honored for saving the life of a student who had stopped breathing. Oklahoma state director Randy McLerran is awarded for his dedication to enhancing special-needs transportation.
David Pace named Administrator of the Year
November 2, 2009
SBF presents the 36th award to Virginia’s David Pace, a veteran transportation director who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.
15 Fascinating Personalities
October 30, 2009

You’ve seen their names in the pages of SBF, and maybe you’ve met some of them at industry events. Now find out why these 15 noteworthy folks are in the school bus business — and what they do when they’re not working. The details shared here include adventures in the Rockies,
famous crash test dummies and acting on a murder mystery dinner train.

DOE reports on district's comprehensive response to fatal bus crash
October 29, 2009
The actions officials at a Minnesota school district took in the days and months after a February 2008 bus crash that killed four students were key in helping students, staff and the community to recover. Efforts included communication, organized support services and memorials.
Restructuring Transportation for Tight Budgets
October 29, 2009

Districts across the country are facing budget cuts — sometimes drastic. Pupil transportation professionals are examining innovative ways to maintain current levels of service with significantly fewer dollars.

District boosts communication, efficiency with ISO program
October 28, 2009
Salem-Keizer Public Schools officials have seen increased efficiency and improved communication as a result of modeling their district after the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001 quality management system....
NAPT to honor industry pioneer and advocate
October 27, 2009
Thomas Cellitti of Navistar will be inducted into the NAPT Hall of Fame on Sunday. Cellitti is being recognized for his leadership and support of pupil transportation when he served as vice president and general manager of Navistar’s bus business, now known as IC Bus, from 1991 to 2004. ...
SBF unveils redesigned Website
October 22, 2009
New, user-friendly layout is organized by targeted channels, which cover such pertinent topics as school bus safety, management and training, maintenance, green issues, special needs and contractors....
IC to build buses for North Carolina
October 19, 2009
The company won a bid to manufacture 800 to 900 school buses for the state. The CE Series buses will be delivered next spring through IC’s North Carolina dealer, White’s International Trucks....
IC Bus plant set to achieve production milestone
October 15, 2009
On Friday, the manufacturer's Tulsa, Okla., facility will build its 10,773rd bus for the 2009 fiscal year. The plant's employees celebrated another milestone earlier this year, achieving more than 1 million hours worked without a lost-time injury case....
Fuel incentive program saves department $28K
October 9, 2009
WALLED LAKE, Mich. — At its back-to-school meeting last year, Walled Lake Consolidated School District’s transportation department implemented a fuel...
$200 field trip grants offered for Massachusetts schools
October 9, 2009
BOSTON — Schools are being encouraged to apply for Big Yellow School Bus grants, which fund academic field trips during the school year.

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‘Making a List and Checking It Twice’: Subjecting Cost-Cutting Strategies to a Second Look
October 9, 2009

By the time you’re reading this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, you’ve either been “living” change or anticipating it. The comments I’ve heard at su...

In-Service Meetings Promote Year-Round Driver Training
October 8, 2009

School bus operations strengthen drivers’ skills and expand their knowledge of timely industry topics with these meetings. Guest speakers can enhance the value of the meetings, while auxiliary training and incentive programs help to keep drivers engaged.

NAPT ramps up for 2009 Summit
October 6, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pupil transportation professionals will soon convene here for the 35th Annual NAPT Summit and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 31 throug...
Father funds school bus from his post in Iraq
October 6, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A father working as a contractor in Iraq spearheaded a campaign recently to secure school bus transportation for his daughter and ot...
Transfinder to serve Maine’s school districts
October 1, 2009
Transfinder Corp. of Schenectady, N.Y., and Atlanta-based Core Education and Consulting Solutions have been selected by the Maine Department of Educa...

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