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Student Transportation honored for anti-bullying efforts
January 25, 2012
The school bus contractor is named 2011 Company of the Year by the nonprofit organization Unique Gifted Loveable You. Student Transportation Inc.'s bullying prevention training programs, which include having drivers maintain a positive bus environment, helped the company earn the accolade.
Insight on timely topics
January 10, 2012

Speakers during the NAPT Summit discuss such issues as bullying, wheelchair use, training and alternative fuels. Attendees also see several new school buses.

Texas district combats bullying
November 8, 2011
Houston Independent School District bus drivers renew their efforts to promote bus safety by taking a stand against bullying. The district's buses are fitted with signage that makes it clear to students that bullying will not be tolerated, and drivers learn strategies to create a positive environment on the bus.
NAPT sessions address bullying, operation management
October 24, 2011
Anti-bullying advocates Jodee Blanco and Jessica Brookshire discuss their individual crusades to end bullying, and they also offer tips for school bus drivers. Mark Aesch of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority offers management tips on how to generate data-driven information to help pupil transporters better make decisions.
NAPT Summit keynote speaker to discuss bullying prevention crusade
October 6, 2011
Jessica Brookshire will share with attendees her passion for and the mission of K.A.R.M.A: Kids Against Ridicule, Meanness and Aggression, which she founded. Brookshire has appeared at schools across Alabama and Georgia, speaking to more than 85,000 children in two years on behalf of the organization.
Student Transportation supports anti-bullying campaign
October 5, 2011
Bus drivers, mechanics, monitors and office staff for the school bus contractor donned blue T-shirts on Monday in support of the Stomp Out Bullying campaign’s “Blue Shirt Day.” The employees were promoting the reduction and prevention of bullying on the school bus.
ZoeBus instructs on bus safety, bullying prevention
September 20, 2011
ZoeBus offers interactive training, workshops and assemblies with a focus on good character for Missouri school bus drivers and elementary school students. Founder Gina Crump travels to schools in a bus equipped with flat-screen televisions and a sound system and teaches students how to "respect the ride," she tells SBF. Drivers learn how to spot the red flags of bullying.
NAPT News & Views — Bullying: committing to positive interventions
August 9, 2011

The association discusses steps that it has taken and continues to take to reduce the incidence of bullying on board school buses. These efforts include partnering with the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools to make available free professional training for the school bus industry to encourage positive interventions.

Review: Bullying Prevention on the School Bus
August 8, 2011
Pupil transportation veteran Cheryl Wolf writes that the anti-bullying training program from the School Bus Safety Co. "should be mandatory for all new drivers and should be used as a refresher course for all drivers at the beginning of the school year."
Second part of anti-bullying training program available
July 28, 2011
"Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying" from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools' program focuses on building mutual respect on the school bus by providing strategies to cultivate positive relationships.
Discount offered on anti-harassment video training
July 15, 2011
Peggy Burns’ Putting the Brakes on Harassment is aimed at helping school bus drivers recognize and address student-to-student harassment. Through Aug. 31, the program can be ordered at $50 off of the regular price.
NAPT News & Views
July 7, 2011

The association discusses the impact of a terrorism hoax on April 1 in New York State that involved school buses and also its efforts to curb school bus bullying.

Online reporting tool provides proactive approach to bullying prevention
June 28, 2011
Joe Bruzzese, an instructor at at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Westmont College, creates Sprigeo.com to provide students with a safe, easy way to report on bullying. The system, he tells SBF, helps school administrators prevent violence on the bus and in school.
New laws target safety at school, on the bus
June 17, 2011
Several of the changes brought about by bills signed into law in Virginia focus on pupil transportation. They include restricting sex offenders' access to school buses and allowing video cameras on buses to record illegal passing.
School bus bullying program unveiled
June 15, 2011
The training was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, with input from NAPT. The materials are available for free download.
Theme announced for 2012 special-needs conference
June 9, 2011
“Ready to Learn” is the theme for Edupro Group's 21st Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers event. Topics that will be covered include administering medications, companion animals, student disabilities and the bus ride, and participating in the IEP process.
No bullies on board
June 2, 2011

Cutting down on bus bullying will help in bringing students to school ready to learn, and it will allow the driver to stay more focused on driving safely.

Bullying and Harassment: Thin Line and Thin Ice
May 5, 2011

An expert on legal issues in school transportation discusses the distinction between bullying and harassment and offers best practices for dealing with both on the bus.

New driver training program targets bullying
April 19, 2011
The Bullying Prevention on the School Bus course depicts real-life bullying situations and explains the difference between bullying and simple conflict. It teaches school bus drivers how to enlist the help of everyone on the bus to make it safer.
Foundation offers free conflict resolution, anti-bullying training
April 11, 2011
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation's “Working It Out” program shows educators — including school bus drivers and pupil transportation officials — how to use conflict resolution lessons and the foundation’s curriculum guides to train students to be peer mediators. Its “Bullying and Teasing” program provides approaches for combating student bullying.

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