Colton (Calif.) Joint Unified School District students decorate a school bus with slogans and pictures depicting kindness, and district team members ride the bus to various sites to spread the message.
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Management Partnership Services Inc. (MPS) has expanded its service offerings through an alliance with Education Compliance Group Inc. (ECG).
In addition to its traditional offerings of routing reviews, cost analyses, and operations assessments and outsourcing feasibility, MPS will now be able to offer its clients additional expertise in legal issues, compliance monitoring and human resource management through its agreement with ECG.
"The ability to call on the skills and expertise of subject matter experts such as Peggy Burns, Mark Hinson and Mike Burns, among others, will enhance the value of MPS' consulting services to our clients," said Tom Platt, president of MPS. "Issues of cost control, legal compliance, operations issues, technology implementation and management strategies can all be addressed through the unique combination of experts from MPS and ECG."
MPS provides student transportation consulting services to school districts with bus fleets ranging in size from as few as 10 buses to those with over 1,300 buses.
ECG provides services designed to ensure that educational administrators understand their obligations related to student transportation and student management, and potential legal ramifications of their actions and inactions.
Terriel Price of Houston Independent School District uses her CPR, first aid, and cardiopulmonary training, provided by the district’s transportation department, after driver Liliam Lemus falls ill.
NAFTC’s Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training, which was launched at Blue Bird’s facility in February, is recognized by the Automotive Training Managers Council.
An Ohio school bus driver begins her morning route and is attacked by the suspect, who boarded the bus the night before, police say. Hilliard City Schools takes immediate security measures.
The Core Advantage Program is designed to help fleet managers cut costs by tracking and returning parts at the end of their product life for remanufacturing.
After ending a contract with a transportation company, Rockwood School District acquires its own fleet of 164 Blue Bird diesel school buses.
Dashcam footage shows an apparently impatient BMW driver speed up in an attempt to pass a moving school bus, only to end up on top of a concrete barrier.
The Texas school transportation agency’s event will cover such topics as safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, and communications.
Amid a reported rise in prescription drug misuse and illicit drug abuse in the general workforce, school transportation providers stay vigilant with up-to-date training, education, and wellness efforts.
An event at the Governor’s Residence highlights school bus safety issues and recognizes winners of the state’s poster contest and safety competition.
The initial rollout will showcase companies in such areas as attendance, camera technology, GPS, fleet maintenance, and parent portal.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association holds a variety of school bus safety events throughout the state and renews its call for stiffer penalties for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.
NAPT and SBF are researching issues related to school bus driver shortage. Transportation directors and hiring managers are asked to complete a survey on the subject. The deadline is Monday.
Tod Eskra takes the reins of the school bus fleet management services firm, which is a member of the TransPar Group of Companies.
This powerful PSA tells the heartbreaking story of 12-year-old Adam Kempf, who was fatally struck by a van while crossing the street to board his school bus in 2012.