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District to save $100K with new field trip initiatives
March 7, 2011
Poway (Calif.) Unified School District Director of Transportation Timothy Purvis tells SBF that the district is on track to save this much by the end of the school year through his efforts to assign regular-route bus drivers to transport students during weekday night field trips, and through the Flexible Route Driver program. Under the program, three drivers make themselves available at all times during seven-day periods to work on field trips and serve as substitute drivers.
Nonprofit organization buys buses for district
January 12, 2011
The Viking Pride Foundation spends $200,000 to purchase two new and two used buses for Winthrop (Mass.) Public Schools, which will be used for daily routes and transporting athletic teams to away games, as well as field trips. Officials say the buses will save the district’s transportation department at least $40,000 annually.
Grant offered to fund student field trips
August 26, 2010
The program, launched last year by NAPT President Linda Bluth and her partner, will give preference this year to applications that benefit homeless students in Washington and Oregon, although the award will be discretionary.
Bus crash shows need for mass casualty event recovery planning
August 18, 2010
Those plans should also cover field trips, security expert Michael Dorn writes following the fatal school bus accident in Missouri. Emergency preparedness measures include programming student, staff and chaperone information into the emergency notification system.
District reverses request for athletics transportation donations
August 3, 2010
In order to avoid canceling high school sports games, Los Angeles Unified School District will have to come up with $650,000 to make up for what was cut from the district's athletic transportation fund.
District boosts communication, efficiency with ISO program
October 28, 2009
Salem-Keizer Public Schools officials have seen increased efficiency and improved communication as a result of modeling their district after the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001 quality management system....
Ohio schools given $72K in field trip transportation grants
September 18, 2009
Two-hundred and forty Ohio schools received a total of $72,000 in grant funding to help defray school bus transportation costs for field trips to the Ohio Statehouse Museum.
New Brunswick targets activity trip safety
August 28, 2008
In the wake of a fatal accident on a high school basketball trip in January, officials on Tuesday unveiled recommendations to bolster activity trip safety.
Canadian association sets safety standard for activity buses
August 14, 2008
TORONTO — The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) announced the publication of a standard developed to provide voluntary requirements for activity b...
Oregon reverses motorcoach ban
February 1, 2008

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Education issued a rule allowing a permanent variance for the use of motorcoaches by schools and school distric...

The lessons of 35W
September 1, 2007

At press time, the death toll in the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was still climbing. More than a week after the Aug. 1 disast...

Great Fleets Across America (Part II)
October 1, 2005

Advancing With Technology

Gaston County Schools
Gastonia, N.C.

Pupil transportation is not generally considered to be at...

How to Squeeze Every Penny From Your Bottom Line
June 1, 2003

After 16 years as a pupil transportation consultant and 23 years in student transportation, I can say that 2003 has posed the most significant budget ...

Guidelines for Chartering Motorcoach Buses to Transport Students
August 1, 2001

Culminating a year-long multi-agency effort to improve student passenger safety on motorcoaches, the North Carolina School Charter Transportation Safe...

Can Parent-Pay Systems Alleviate Your Budget Woes?
December 1, 2000

As school transportation funding grows increasingly slim, school bus operators nationwide struggle to make ends meet. Here’s how some have turned to parents for added support.

Manage an Activity-Trip Crisis Before it Occurs
October 1, 1998

Improve your communication links, driver-chaperone training and post-accident preparation to maximize transportation safety.

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