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STI subsidiary wins new Handi-Transit contract
May 7, 2012
Leuschen Transportation is awarded a six-year contract with the city of Greater Sudbury to provide transportation to passengers with physical disabilities as part of the Handi-Transit program. Officials say Leuschen Transportation has been the supplier of these services since Handi-Transit began in 1985.
Transportation agency on track to leave court supervision
May 7, 2012
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education's transportation department acquires new buses and achieves compliance in 34 performance areas, putting it on track to exit federal court oversight this year. The department's supervising court master had previously reported that the office transported its special-needs riders in buses that were not properly maintained or inspected.
NAPT to provide guidance on travel training
May 1, 2012
The association partners with Easter Seals Project ACTION to co-sponsor web seminars, workshops and online courses, as well as to offer other practical information that officials say will help pupil transporters expand accessible transportation for people of all ages with disabilities.
District buses special-ed kids, expects $400K in savings
April 9, 2012
Clovis (Calif.) Unified School District brings the service in house after it had been contracted and sees ridership growth in addition to financial benefits. Director of Transportation Charlie Ott discusses this with SBF, as well as the steps that were taken to make the transition this school year.
More officials complete NAPT special-needs training
April 4, 2012
Colleen Cavanaugh of Pupil Transportation Consulting Inc., Barbara Rendon with Humble Independent School District and Theresa Anderson with Anderson Consulting LLC complete the Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program has a curriculum that consists of six special-needs courses, and it is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program.
Special-needs student steals bus, crashes into house
April 2, 2012
A school system in South Carolina changes its bus policy to prevent drivers from leaving keys on buses after the student steals a spare bus when he breaks free from his escort. The student and a person in the house are injured in the collision.
Special-education attorney to speak at NAPT Summit
March 14, 2012
Melinda Jacobs has worked in this field for nearly 30 years and has spent the last 16 representing school systems in special-education matters. In addition to presentations, she has authored several publications and articles on special-education law, and has written and produced a series of audio and videotapes on the topic.
S.C. pupil transporter completes special-needs training
March 14, 2012
Bill Kurts of Florence School District One is the 21st person to complete the NAPT's Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program has a core curriculum that consists of six special-needs courses in a variety of settings, and it is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the association's Professional Development Series Program.
Ga. team takes top honors at special-needs roadeo
March 12, 2012
Bus driver Kenny Moss and attendant Laura Lietch of Fulton County Schools in Fairburn, Ga., place first in the 15th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo, scoring 885 points out of a possible 1,002 points. Teams from Syracuse, N.Y., and Canton, Ga., take second and third place, respectively.
Change in ownership for special-needs conference
March 8, 2012
STN acquires the National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers from Edupro Group. Roseann Schwaderer, owner of Edupro Group and founder and organizer of the conference, is to remain involved with the event through the end of December 2013.
Special-needs school gets new bus
March 2, 2012
The 16-passenger bus replaces a school van that held five students. The bus will be used for field trips and to transport students to jobs.
2 more complete NAPT special-needs training
March 2, 2012
Cindy Cain of First Canada is the 19th person to complete the program, and Kathleen Furneaux of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute is the 20th. The association’s program has a curriculum that consists of six special-needs courses in a variety of settings, and it is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program.
Special-needs student found unconscious on bus
March 2, 2012
The 8-year-old girl is found unconscious in her wheelchair shortly after the bus arrives at her school. She dies after being transported to a medical center.
Special-needs conference to cover myriad topics
March 1, 2012

Sessions during the 21st National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers will address such issues as medications on the school bus, transporters and the IEP, and dealing with difficult people.

New Canadian sales manager for Q’Straint, Sure-Lok
February 16, 2012
Paul Faucher brings more than 26 years of business experience to the wheelchair and occupant securement suppliers. He is also an accomplished athlete, having competed in short track speed skating in Canada and the U.S.
Special-needs conference offers half-time option
February 15, 2012
For those who can't get away for five days or want to cut costs, a half-time option is now available for the Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers conference. The offer is exclusive to those who register online between Feb. 15 and Feb. 29.
Man who longed to be a bus driver gets unexpected gift
February 6, 2012
Joey Moravchik, 40, is unable to become a school bus driver because he is developmentally disabled. His brother, Jeff, purchases a newly retired bus from Lake Shore Buses in Ashland, Wis., and surprises Moravchik with it on Christmas.
Durham honored for supporting Special Olympics chapter
February 3, 2012
The school bus contractor receives the Maggiano’s Hero Award from Special Olympics Illinois for its consistent volunteerism in the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, for providing buses and drivers for the Polar Plunge and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull, and for collecting new sports equipment for Area 2 as part of its Christmas drive.
Texas pupil transporter completes NAPT special-needs training
February 3, 2012
Debbie Jones, director of transportation at Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District, is the 18th person to complete the association’s Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program has a core curriculum of six special-needs courses in a variety of settings.
12 tips for effective special-needs training
February 3, 2012

Use local resources within your special-education department to train drivers and attendants in managing student behavior during the bus ride.

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