Meeting in Buffalo, N.Y., delegates learned about predicting and responding to school violence, as well as handling the media, special-needs challenges and transportation funding.
An important perspective that’s often overlooked in the pupil transportation industry is that of the passengers. Until last June, my morning routine included spending an hour on a Blue Bird. I know very well the attitudes of most of my peers when it comes to school buses, and I’d like to share some of my observations.
I am a middle-school teacher for the Greater Clark County School Corporation in southern Indiana. Six years ago, I was asked by the principal to act as the liaison between the school and its bus drivers.
Conference celebrates 50th anniversary by addressing key pupil transportation issues, such as new technology, student discipline and operator liability.
Classroom safety programs that feature safe and dangerous puppets, safety-challenged Oz characters and an old friend (Buster the Bus) help to engage and educate young riders.
Getting drivers, supervisors, building administrators and parents moving in the same direction is the key to creating an integrated behavior management program. Of course, driver training can't be overlooked either.
On every school bus lurks that student (or group of students) who consistently misbehaves. Not only is this disturbing, but it can be downright dangerous.
Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focuses on violence prediction and prevention, which comes through understanding students' needs, treating them with respect and enforcing rules.
As a new bus driver, I quickly learn that students with behavior problems can be very interesting to work with, indeed. A couple of decades later, I am a supervisor, but still heavily involved in serving students with special needs.
Bullying can have severe consequences - driver distraction, accidents and even death. Bus drivers need to understand how rules and respect can help them minimize this behavior.
I didn’t love children, matter of fact, didn’t even like them, but I needed the job.
Behavior problems exhibited by students with disabilities are not uncommon on the school bus.
We spend countless hours in the schools, working with the elementary students to foster a sense of responsibility and respect.
Relationship-savvy drivers perceive the needs that underlie problem behavior, understand those needs aren't going away and find constructive ways to fulfill them.
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