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Edupro, NAPT partner for special-needs roadeo
February 1, 2005

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The Chandler Unified School District’s transportation center will host the 8th National Special-Needs Team Safety Roadeo, scheduled ...

10 common mistakes with child safety seats
December 1, 2004
When installing a child safety seat, considerations such as the weight of the child and which direction he or she should face are critical. Avoid the ...
What You Need to Know About Transporting Service Animals
November 1, 2004

Students with disabilities have the right to bring their service dogs not only to school with them, but also on the school bus. Our newest passengers ...

Keys to communicating with the hearing impaired
November 1, 2004

By understanding the various types and degrees of hearing loss, along with the more effective ways of interacting with hearing-impaired passengers, sc...

Teen dies after climbing out school bus window
November 1, 2004

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — An emotionally troubled 15-year-old died after falling from a window of a moving school bus, authorities said.

Rocky Joe Dock...

Retractor safety bulletin issued
November 1, 2004

BRANCHBURG, N.J. — Sure-Lok has issued a safety bulletin on its retractable wheelchair tiedown assemblies.

According to the bulletin, a component-...

SBIC pulls more than its weight
November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the pupil transportation industry pulled together, literally, to help raise money for the Special Olympics of Virginia a...

PTSI launches new in-service package
October 1, 2004
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A new in-service training program has been released to help Head Start drivers and monitors foster safety consciousness and maintain ...
Need-to-know needs
October 1, 2004
How much medical information do bus drivers at your operation have access to regarding special-needs passengers? How much do they need to know? Member...
How to identify and respond to insect sting allergies
June 1, 2004
Special-needs drivers and teams must take extra precaution during the summer to protect students with disabilities and severe allergic reactions again...
Special-needs training materials
June 1, 2004
Product Review The following review was contributed by Kathleen Furneaux, director of operations at the Pupil Transportation Safety Institut...
Supporting students with diabetes on the bus
April 1, 2004

According to the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), approximately 206,000 people under the age of 20 have diabetes, which is up from 151,000 ...

Wheelchair securement, harassment are key topics
April 1, 2004
ATLANTA — About 450 special-needs transporters assembled to share innovative practices and forge valuable relationships at the 13th National Co...
Diabetes resource made available
March 1, 2004
BETHESDA, Md. — Increased incidence of diabetes in children has prompted the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) to release a new resource for ...
Identifying key challenges in special-needs transportation
March 1, 2004
In SBF’s 2004 exclusive special-needs survey (see February issue, pg. 20), transportation directors and managers from across the country were a...
Functionality and Convenience, The Latest in Wheelchair Lifts
February 1, 2004

School bus operators looking to upgrade or purchase new wheelchair lifts understand the importance of features that ensure a safe, secure and comforta...

Special-needs students deserve additional effort
February 1, 2004

With all of the hurdles facing school bus operators — tight budgets, growing regulatory demands, driver/aide shortages and discipline problems on buse...

Foresight and Flexibility Help Keep Childhood Development Services Ahead of the Curve
February 1, 2004
The prevailing attitude at Childhood Development Services (CDS) in Ocala, Fla., is “We’re here for the children and not for each other,” says Neal Bea...
Superb Special-Needs Service Is the Norm at North Monterey County
November 1, 2003

North Monterey County Unified School District in Moss Landing, Calif., transports approximately 2,500 students between home and school daily. Of these...

Memo calls for better relations between schools, bus operators
October 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The importance of involving school bus operators in transportation planning for disabled children was bolstered in an Aug. 22 memor...

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