NSTA Advocacy in Action — What is MAP-21, and how does it affect our industry?
MAP-21 stands for “Moving Ahead for Progress for the 21st Century.” It was the most recent multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill, and is past due to be reauthorized.
3-Point Belts on Buses: Real-World Experience Mitigates Most Concerns
Will students wear the seat belts or use them as weapons? Does the added cost lead to cuts in school bus service? And what about the impact on emergency evacuations? Transportation directors with years of three-point belt use on their buses share their insights.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — Why the decision to equip large school buses with seat belts should be a local one
The cost of three-point belts would have to come from somewhere within a local budget. We are concerned that if mandated and unfunded, that additional cost could force some districts to make choices that may not be in the best interests of safety.