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Special-needs transportation: Looking back while facing forward
March 1, 2011

An expert on transporting students with special needs reflects on changes in the transportation of special-needs students over the past 25 years.

Special-needs course draws praise
February 17, 2011
A training program for special-needs drivers from the School Bus Safety Co. has been earning high marks from pupil transportation professionals. One calls it "a wonderful course that covers every issue in transporting students with special needs."
Special-needs transportation veteran to retire
February 8, 2011
Cheryl Wolf will step down from her school district position next month but will remain active in the industry as a consultant. She reflects on her career and discusses her plans in an interview with SBF.
PTSI offers course on evacuating students with disabilities
September 10, 2010
The comprehensive curriculum gives bus drivers and attendants how-to instructions on evacuations with photographs and hands-on activities. It also explains the pre-planning stages of emergency evacuation and gives participants an opportunity to create a written bus evacuation plan.
Highway-rail accidents down 80% since 1972
September 2, 2010
That’s the year nonprofit Operation Lifesaver was founded. NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman commends the organization for its long-running efforts. Among Operation Lifesaver’s offerings is training specifically for school bus drivers.
Defensive Driving Principles and How to Teach Them
August 24, 2010

After instituting a defensive driving focus in its training program, one district decreased reportable accidents by 33 percent.

Another veteran state director to retire
August 10, 2010
Leeds Pickering began serving as Wyoming’s state pupil transportation director nearly 30 years ago. His career in the industry kicked off after college when he took a job driving a school bus.
Bill aims to increase bus safety, reduce costs
July 15, 2010
New Michigan law puts requirements for the state’s school bus drivers in line with those at the federal level. Changes have been made to training and medical exam mandates, and a health standard has been set for drivers with known illnesses. The reforms are expected to save $600,000 statewide.
Training around the edges
June 17, 2010

Even when you can’t afford to pay each employee to sit in a monthly safety meeting, you can look for cracks and crevices in the day where you can insert that safety mantra.

Training course now available through school risk groups
June 8, 2010
The executive director of the Public School Risk Institute says that there are more than 100 groups that may be able to purchase the School Bus Safety Co. course for their members or offer credits in their financing structure.
SBF launches new video section
June 3, 2010
New feature on SchoolBusFleet.com offers an array of pupil transportation videos — from school bus safety PSAs to training material to funny bus-related clips.
Over 1,000 districts get free danger zone program
April 23, 2010
To bring down the number of accidents with children around school buses, four organizations teamed up to provide the safety training program at no charge to school districts nationwide. The offer still stands.
New safety training offered for bus drivers
March 25, 2010
Auto Safety House and DrivingMBA are partnering to offer a program for school bus and other fleets that focuses on defensive driving using simulators and adult learning techniques.
Free training set offered after spike in danger zone deaths
March 23, 2010
To bring down the number of accidents with children around school buses, four organizations team up to provide the safety training program at no charge to school districts nationwide.
SBF calls for Driver Management Survey participants
March 3, 2010
School bus drivers in U.S. and Canada are encouraged to respond; deadline is March 9.
Opportunities for Stimulating Special-Needs Training Abound
February 8, 2010

Instruction in this area is important for school bus drivers and aides to successfully work with students with disabilities, and changing how the information is delivered and who delivers it helps promote trainee engagement. There are numerous resources within and outside of school districts that can enliven sessions and motivate employees.

Program offers memorable lesson on bus safety
February 3, 2010
Professional rodeo clown Marvin Nash and his wife, Darlene, developed the Take Pride in Your Ride program, which promotes school bus safety and appreciation of the driver and fellow riders. Drivers are educated on the content and then teach it to students.
Innovative Driving Course Sharpens Skills
December 11, 2009

Before the start of the school year, Harford County Public Schools sets up an elaborate range of obstacles to test its bus drivers. Learning from past accidents and mastering difficult maneuvers are key steps to maximizing safety.

Tips for industry novices
December 3, 2009

For those just starting out in pupil transportation, remembering a few pieces of advice, such as maintaining the industry's safety standards, will put them on the road to success.

2010 special-needs event to address timely topics
November 9, 2009
The National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers will cover such issues as the challenging aspects of transporting students with special needs, seating support and occupant restraint, and how to avoid unintended consequences of reducing expenses.

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