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Special-needs school bus driver, attendant, inducted into district ‘Wall of Fame’
October 5, 2015
Driver Mary Ann Alves and attendant Joan Sutton were inducted into the Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) Independent School District Wall of Fame. Both were also honored by the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.
Special-needs transportation: We're good, but we could be better
October 1, 2015

We, as an educational system, have not been fulfilling our obligations to prepare all students for a successful post-secondary life — at least with regard to transportation skills.

Case study: District sees propane school bus benefits, adds 38 to fleet
October 1, 2015
After testing three propane-powered buses, Independent School District 15 in Minnesota ordered the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses for the 2015-16 school year.
Arrest made in hit-and-run with school bus
October 1, 2015
Police in Arizona posted information about the crash on social media and then received a tip that they said led to the identification and arrest of a suspect.
District clarifies: No lacrosse sticks on school buses
October 1, 2015
Teton County (Wyo.) School District officials addressed confusion among parents over what objects are allowed on school buses. Drivers interpret the rules in most cases, but lacrosse sticks are never allowed due to safety concerns.
New service tool coming for Powertrain Integration's engines
September 30, 2015
Powertrain Integration, which supplies the 8.0L PIthon propane engine for school buses, selects New Eagle to provide a PC-based diagnostic tool.
School bus parking change draws criticism from drivers
September 30, 2015
Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools used to allow bus drivers to keep their buses at their homes, but now requires them to park in district lots to save time and money. Some drivers say they are putting more miles on their buses and feel less safe.
Propane council donates $30K for schools
September 30, 2015
The donations will go toward classroom supplies in districts that have adopted propane school buses. At an event in Boston, Jenna Bush Hager rides a bus with students and then surprises teachers.
Don't Leave Money on the Table: Using Software for Medicaid Reimbursement
September 30, 2015

Software programs automate reporting, making it easier, faster and less costly, suppliers say. Districts have been able to save days’ worth of staff time and have more, reliable data with which to recoup much-needed funds.

Supervisor honored for response to special-needs bus fire
September 29, 2015
During a field trip with about 100 special-needs students from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools, Melanie MacDonald quickly jumped into action when a bus caught on fire.
School bus driver loses legs in crash
September 29, 2015
North Dakota bus driver Cathryn Jostad had both legs amputated in a life-saving operation following a crash with four semis in heavy fog. No one else aboard the bus was seriously injured.
Student struck, killed by school bus
September 29, 2015
The Kentucky school bus was pulling away from the bus stop when it hit and killed the 5-year-old boy. The bus driver has been employed by Butler County Schools for nearly 18 years and has an exemplary driving record with the district.
New York association to hold 61st annual convention
September 29, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will hold its 61st annual convention from Oct. 16 to 18 in midtown Manhattan. The event will focus on school bus safety and security, alternative fuel solutions and effective management evaluation.
EPA school bus rebate funding increases to $7M
September 28, 2015
The rebates are for replacing older school buses or — in a new option for the program this year — installing retrofit technology to reduce emissions.
10 Keys to Success in School Transportation Budgeting
September 28, 2015

Understanding different budgeting concepts, assessing district growth and forecasting fuel use are some of the essential steps in developing and maintaining a sound budget.

Transfinder opens new Texas office
September 24, 2015
The new office, located in Austin, is the company’s first outside of New York state. The new location will be a training and customer service center.
Durham donates school bus to non-profit
September 24, 2015
The contractor donated a newly retrofitted school bus to Knowledge Quest, an educational non-profit organization in Tennessee. Bridgestone Tires donated new tires for the bus.
85% of Michigan school buses pass inspection
September 23, 2015
State police completed 15,987 safety inspections during the 2014-15 school year, as well as an additional 730 re-inspections of buses that failed the initial inspection, officials said.
School bus driver accused of continuing route after crash
September 23, 2015
The Indiana driver was suspended and is facing several charges for allegedly striking a guide wire to a utility pole, then continuing her route without reporting the collision. No one was hurt in the incident.
School bus driver cited, fired after crashing into pond
September 22, 2015
Officials say that the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools driver apparently hit the accelerator while hitting the brake before careening into a pond with 27 students on board.
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