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Cover Story - February 2010 2010

Opportunities for Stimulating Special-Needs Training Abound

By: Kelly Roher

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.

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You've got the wrong bus

I also have to wonder whether the story would have spread so fast and so far if it hadn’t initially been called a “school bus crash.”

Mike Murray is president and CEO of FirstGroup America.

Safety and the economy

Compromising safety because of cost is a shortsighted decision. It is important to remember that the value of a human life does not change in a recession.


How to Defend Fully Funding Special-Needs Transportation

Requirements for transporting non-disabled students vary widely by state and may be subject to far-reaching cuts, but requirements for disabled students are governed by IDEA. Still, opportunities exist to boost efficiency and reduce expenses.


Transporting Children with Disabilities Manual

The 4th edition of Transporting Children with Disabilities is designed to serve as the curriculum/instruction manual for information presented in the special-needs certification course titled “Special Needs Transportation SNT #101.


Brushless Alternator

C.E. Niehoff & Co.’s newest 14-volt 430A brushless alternator is suitable for the school bus, fire and luxury coach markets.


SoSafe solutions

SoSafe Yellow and Green Graffiti Removers are effective and safe to use by neutralizing with water.


The Helping Hand

Parents can place the Helping Hand sign in a window in their homes in the morning to indicate that their children will not be attending school that day.

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