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Community mourns special-needs bus aide
June 4, 2010
The car of Gertrude Knowles, a longtime Palm Beach County Schools employee, went off the road and into a canal as she was driving to work in late April.
Special-needs bus driver honored
June 4, 2010
David Vargas of First Student was recognized by a Connecticut parents organization for his exceptional performance in providing transportation to students with learning disabilities.
American Logistics to help serve Texas districts
June 4, 2010
The special-needs transportation management company has partnered with Innovative Transportation Solutions with the goal of improving services and reducing transportation costs for school districts statewide.
Provider Enterprises awarded for efficiency
June 4, 2010
The special-needs school transportation company has reportedly reduced fuel consumption by nearly 10 percent, for a savings of approximately $50,000, by using fleet tracking technology from Navman Wireless.
First Student wins new special-needs transportation contract
May 3, 2010
The contractor will serve a New York district beginning July 1 with a fleet of 48 new small buses. First Student will also continue to transport the district’s general-education students.
District extends contract with American Logistics Co.
May 3, 2010
The special-needs transportation management company will continue to serve a California school district through 2011. Officials report that in the past three years, ALC has saved the district 40 percent annually and improved service levels.
Contest to come up with theme for special-needs conference
April 26, 2010
The person who submits the winning theme will have his or her registration fee waived for next year's Transporting Students With Disabilities and Preschoolers Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
New edition of special-needs transportation guide available
April 6, 2010
The second edition of Access & Mobility: A Guide for Transporting Students with Disabilities in California offers advice on a wide range of topics, including cost efficiencies, least restrictive environment and collaboration. Although it was produced for California, transportation and special-needs administrators nationwide can apply the best practices.
Special-needs event offers solutions in bad economy
April 5, 2010
In nearly 40 sessions held during the Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers conference, attendees participated in evacuation, securement and sensitivity training. The opening general session gave insights into the current hot topic of restraint and seclusion legislation.
Veteran bus driver has big heart
April 5, 2010
Frankie Keen, a school bus driver since 1971, currently serves students with disabilities for a Virginia school district. Her love for the kids she transports causes her to go beyond transporting them safely to and from school — she views herself as a surrogate parent.
California DOE to host special-needs transportation conference
April 5, 2010
Two-day event will be held in counties throughout the state in July and August. Topics such as behavior management, wheelchair and occupant securement, and confidentiality will be discussed.
NAPT recommends American Logistics’ services
April 5, 2010
The transportation management company has been added to NAPT’s Recommended Products Program. American Logistics aims to help school districts maximize route efficiency and lower the costs associated with transporting special-needs students using its proprietary software.
Georgia team wins national special-needs roadeo
March 12, 2010
David O’Keeffe and Jacquelyn Turner of Clayton County Public Schools placed first during the 13th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo. Tammy Roberson and Tammy Labaro of Moravia (N.Y.) Central School District placed second, and Tyrone Pickney and Thomas Orr of Jasper County Schools in Ridgeland, S.C., placed third.
Conference to cover special-needs transportation issues
March 1, 2010
Attorney and consultant Peggy Burns will speak at the Massachusetts Association for Pupil Transportation's day-long event, discussing such topics as legal issues related to training special-needs school bus drivers, sharing IEP information with transportation personnel and decision-making about special-needs transportation.
District cuts special-needs bus routes
March 1, 2010
An Alabama school system is dropping the routes in order to reduce costs. The state Department of Education reportedly allows a school board to make a payment to parents instead of transporting students where it's impractical to do so.
Top drivers to compete in national special-needs roadeo
March 1, 2010
Clayton County Public Schools bus drivers David O’Keeffe and Jacquelyn Turner excelled when presented with challenges during Georgia’s special-needs roadeo, including evacuating four students from a bus within two minutes. The duo will represent their state at the national competition in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday.
How to Defend Fully Funding Special-Needs Transportation
February 23, 2010

Requirements for transporting non-disabled students vary widely by state and may be subject to far-reaching cuts, but requirements for disabled students are governed by IDEA. Still, opportunities exist to boost efficiency and reduce expenses.

New Peggy Burns DVD covers law and compliance
February 18, 2010
The 56-minute video is especially designed for transportation supervisors and others who administer, coordinate, train or deliver transportation-related services to students. Attendees at the Transporting Students with Disabilities conference in Orlando will receive a free copy of the DVD.
Specialists in Non-Emergency Medical Transport
February 17, 2010

St. Louis-based EMT has found a market in assisting school districts with special-needs and homeless student transportation. After launching in St. Louis, franchises have been established in nine states.

Opportunities for Stimulating Special-Needs Training Abound
February 8, 2010

Instruction in this area is important for school bus drivers and aides to successfully work with students with disabilities, and changing how the information is delivered and who delivers it helps promote trainee engagement. There are numerous resources within and outside of school districts that can enliven sessions and motivate employees.

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