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Laws of common sense
April 6, 2010

Sometimes we need to be protected from legislators. But sometimes they really do have our protection in mind.

Conference to cover special-needs transportation issues
March 1, 2010
Attorney and consultant Peggy Burns will speak at the Massachusetts Association for Pupil Transportation's day-long event, discussing such topics as legal issues related to training special-needs school bus drivers, sharing IEP information with transportation personnel and decision-making about special-needs transportation.
Consulting firms form partnership
February 25, 2010
In addition to routing reviews, cost analyses and operations assessments, Management Partnership Services will now offer expertise in legal issues, compliance monitoring and human resource management through its agreement with Education Compliance Group.
New Peggy Burns DVD covers law and compliance
February 18, 2010
The 56-minute video is especially designed for transportation supervisors and others who administer, coordinate, train or deliver transportation-related services to students. Attendees at the Transporting Students with Disabilities conference in Orlando will receive a free copy of the DVD.
District must increase security for special-needs students on buses
February 1, 2010
Under a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, a Tennessee school district is required to enhance the safety of students with disabilities by taking such steps as staffing monitors to assist drivers on all special-needs buses. The settlement is the result of a lawsuit stemming from episodes of peer-on-peer sexual harassment on buses operated by the district.
District responsible for damages in special-needs bus case
January 4, 2010
The Colorado Supreme Court has determined that a school district is liable for the actions of a bus driver who is accused of hitting a special-needs student. The case will now return to district court.
School bus driver charged with felony neglect in student violence case
November 19, 2009
Students allegedly tormented classmates on the bus for most of the school year; they will be tried on charges of sexual battery, strangulation and intimidation early next year.
‘Making a List and Checking It Twice’: Subjecting Cost-Cutting Strategies to a Second Look
October 9, 2009

By the time you’re reading this issue of SCHOOL BUS FLEET, you’ve either been “living” change or anticipating it. The comments I’ve heard at su...

State Supreme Court asked to review special-needs bus case
September 14, 2009
LONGMONT, Colo. — The St. Vrain Valley School District recently asked the state Supreme Court to review a case wherein one of its school bus drivers ...
Review: Guidance on special-needs transportation
June 1, 2009
By Kathy Furneaux

Peggy Burns’ new video, The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, is a refreshing and welcome validatio...

More than 50 tune in to Burns Web seminar
May 11, 2009
Peggy Burns presented a Web seminar on anticipating and preparing for legal issues in school transportation management during tough economic times.
State directors call for clarification of student info access
June 2, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — State pupil transportation directors urged the U.S. Department of Education to clarify that school bus personnel should be giv...
Students charged for bus vandalism
April 29, 2008
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Thirteen students who attend a local high school have been charged for allegedly participating in acts of vandalism at the...
Education Compliance Group unveils expanded Website
April 1, 2008

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Education Compliance Group Inc. has launched an expanded Website that is unique among pupil transportation resources.

With t...

Education Compliance Group launches expanded Website
March 3, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Education Compliance Group Inc. has launched an expanded Website that is unique among pupil transportation resources.

An att...

Safety Devices on School Buses: Harnessing Legal Issues
February 1, 2008

Among areas of focus of school transportation litigation, the transportation of students with disabilities is especially complex. The use of Child Saf...

Six face criminal charges in illegal school bus operation
January 31, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Last week, agents from the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section filed criminal charges against six New York residents who are...
12 Strategies to Combat False Passenger Injury Claims
February 1, 2007

School bus operations need to be prepared to fight false injury claims. Crash investigation skills and sound record-keeping are the first line of defense.

Training video addresses bus driver liability issues
October 1, 2006

The average school day can be fraught with unpredictable student mischief, which is why it is so important for school bus drivers to remain vigilant for any potentially explosive situations that may expose them and their district or contractor to liability.

School Bus Decals Send Wide Range of Messages
September 1, 2005

Although it's not frequently mentioned, school buses are adorned with more decals and lettering than nearly any other vehicle on the road. The message...

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