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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.

District considering EpiPen training for bus drivers
February 1, 2010
Officials from a Massachusetts school district are planning to discuss with its contractor the possibility of training school bus drivers on how to use EpiPens. A state law going into effect in March will require the training only for new school bus drivers.
District must increase security for special-needs students on buses
February 1, 2010
Under a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, a Tennessee school district is required to enhance the safety of students with disabilities by taking such steps as staffing monitors to assist drivers on all special-needs buses. The settlement is the result of a lawsuit stemming from episodes of peer-on-peer sexual harassment on buses operated by the district.
Bus in fatal crash was not school bus
January 8, 2010
Some national and even international media outlets reported that an Ohio accident on Thursday involved multiple fatalities on a school bus. The vehicle was actually a shuttle-type paratransit bus carrying adults with special needs.
Edupro extends early bird conference registration
January 4, 2010
Deadline for discounted registration for special-needs event extended to Jan. 21. A newly added session will cover how one school district trimmed $1.5 million from its transportation budget while improving special-ed busing.
District responsible for damages in special-needs bus case
January 4, 2010
The Colorado Supreme Court has determined that a school district is liable for the actions of a bus driver who is accused of hitting a special-needs student. The case will now return to district court.
New edition of special-needs transportation manual available
January 4, 2010
NAPT offers the fourth edition of Transporting Children with Disabilities, which contains resources to help pupil transporters meet the needs of students with various disabilities. It is also designed to serve as the curriculum for a special-needs certification course.
Feds give guidance on special-needs transportation
December 7, 2009
New Q&A document from the U.S. Department of Education provides clarification on IDEA regulations for transporting students with disabilities. Topics covered include communication, mainstreaming on regular routes and climate control on buses.
D.C. petitions for control of pupil transportation system
December 7, 2009
In a court filing, city officials reportedly lauded D.C. Public Schools Transportation Administrator David Gilmore for establishing a well-run school bus system and believe it is time to return control to local authorities. The city hopes to have control of the transportation system, which only serves special-needs students, by July 2010.
Bus aide fired for misconduct
December 7, 2009
The aide, who worked for a Maryland school district, reportedly held a special-needs boy’s head out the window of his moving school bus following a discipline problem. The district’s transportation director may increase training for bus drivers and aides in light of the incident.
Winner named for special-needs conference scholarship
December 2, 2009
American Logistics will fund an all-expenses paid trip for Betsy Schulthess, transportation safety coordinator at an Illinois school district, to attend the 2010 National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students With Disabilities and Preschoolers.

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