At Shelby County Schools, enhanced driver training and partnerships with school staff have led to drastic improvements in student behavior on the bus. Here, we spend a day with Director of Transportation Debbie Rike to see how she steers the operation toward success.
From loading procedures to proper footwear to student discipline, pupil transportation professionals share their tips for reducing risks on and off the bus.
Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.
Although I was never left alone on a school bus, I imagine that to be the approximate degree of anxiety for those unfortunate boys and girls who find themselves in that scary situation.
Why are children continually abandoned on school buses? The reasons abound, but so do the possible solutions. Applying multiple strategies to train, remind and check up on drivers will help ensure the safety of precious cargo.
When parents aren't present to receive their children, pupil transporters face a predicament. Instead of bringing students to the depot, drivers should take them back to school. Here's why.
Simply making sure the bus is empty after a run is one of the easier duties a driver has, yet children still get left behind on school buses again and...
For no apparent reason, a rash of incidents involving children being left on school buses has been reported across the country in the first few months...
From a simple Bus Empty sign to high-tech systems with microprocessors, several alternatives exist if you're shopping for a tool to remind drivers to check their buses.
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