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Girl escapes possible abduction at school bus stop
July 15, 2015
While the girl waited for her bus, a man allegedly tried to force her to come with him, but the girl broke free and ran home. Police are searching for the suspect.
Virginia district rolls out stop-arm camera program
July 10, 2015
Arlington Public Schools rolled out the program using American Traffic Solutions’ CrossingGuard. Citations will be issued after a two-month warning period, as the school year begins.
School board member convicted of passing stopped school bus
July 8, 2015
Tichi Pinkney Eppes of Virginia said she waited behind the bus and that it looked empty, but the police officer who issued the citation testified that there were children exiting at the time. She is planning to appeal.
More details revealed for NAPT Summit
June 24, 2015
The full conference schedule is now available, and a keynote presentation on bullying prevention has been added to the lineup.
School bus driver reflects on 55 years at the wheel
June 17, 2015
Lois King, a driver for Fauquier County (Va.) Public Schools since 1960, shares her strategy for behavior management and the reason she started shuttling students.
Virginia transportation director earns NAPT certification
June 12, 2015
Cheryl Fisher of Fauquier County Public Schools discusses the challenges and rewards of completing the certified director of pupil transportation program.
Bus driver enlists funds to send special-needs student to prom
May 29, 2015
The Virginia driver contacted a news station when she learned that the student’s family couldn’t afford to send her to prom. The station paid for the student’s prom outfit, and a local bank donated a $300 gift card to the driver for her good deed.
NAPT reveals speakers for 2015 Summit
April 28, 2015
Federal safety officials and inspirational athletes are among the key presenters on tap for the National Association for Pupil Transportation event.
Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires
April 14, 2015
After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
Study: 1,500 stop-arm camera tickets issued in D.C. area
March 19, 2015
The finding is from a AAA Mid-Atlantic review of five jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C., area that have deployed school bus stop-arm cameras since 2013.
NHTSA, EPA officials show ‘Love’ for the school bus
February 12, 2015
Federal dignitaries join elementary students to celebrate the yellow bus and its vital role in education at the American School Bus Council’s main event for Love the Bus.
New NHTSA chief to speak at Love the Bus event
February 5, 2015
Administrator Mark Rosekind will be among the dignitaries at the American School Bus Council’s Feb. 10 event. He is slated to talk about the safety benefits of school buses.
School bus driver charged with DUI
January 28, 2015
Authorities in Tazewell, Virginia, say that no children were on the bus when the driver was arrested. However, she had just completed a route.
NASDPTS reveals dates for 2015 conference
January 8, 2015
The state pupil transportation directors’ annual gathering this year will be held Nov. 8-11 in Richmond, Virginia.
Police officers train for school bus emergencies
December 31, 2014
About a dozen Roanoke, Virginia, police officers participate in tactical training on the city’s school buses to familiarize them with the vehicles in the event of a crisis such as a crash, fire or hostage situation.
Virginia school bus drivers stage 'sick out'
November 4, 2014
Nearly 40 Portsmouth Public Schools drivers called in sick on Monday morning to protest for higher pay. School officials say they have been meeting with drivers every month and agreed to give them more money for taking on extra routes.
District awards Medicaid claiming contract to Accelify
October 31, 2014
The company’s contract with Alexandria (Va.) City Public Schools includes a system that matches transportation services to billable direct health services to produce valid transportation Medicaid claims.
Toddler fatally struck by school bus
October 14, 2014
After dropping off students, a school bus in Danville, Virginia, struck a 20-month-old boy who had made his way in front of the bus while it was stopped.
District aims to get parents on board with new bus code of conduct
August 1, 2014
Danville (Va.) Public Schools’ new conduct policy for its school bus riders seeks to better inform and involve parents. Michael Adkins, director of transportation service, explains how the policy was developed and how it was tested on four buses — which he says experienced “dramatic changes” in student behavior.
Some Virginia part-time bus drivers to get pay bump
July 10, 2014
The Roanoke County School Board approved a market adjustment to part-time driver pay, increasing the hourly rate for drivers by $3.50, and a $150 attendance bonus for drivers. The initiatives were approved as part of an effort to compete with surrounding school systems as well as fill bus driver vacancies after months of controversy over part-time driver benefit cuts.
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