The school bus company is honored with an award for its maintenance program in Spokane, Washington, and receives a 100% score on an inspection of one of its Minnesota fleets.
In an upcoming free Web seminar, Kevin Jennings of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) will speak to pupil transportation professionals on bullying and harassment.
The online event is scheduled Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. EST.
Jennings, the assistant deputy secretary of the DOE’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, will explain the importance of eliminating bullying and harassment, because they detract from a student’s ability to focus on learning.
He will also discuss how the Obama administration plans to create safer schools — where all students feel they belong — as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Jennings is the first career educator to hold the position he was appointed to at the DOE, bringing 25 years’ experience as a teacher and writer. He taught high school history for 10 years, has authored six books, and wrote and produced the documentary Out of the Past.
Jennings also founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network in 1990 and served as its executive director until 2008.
More details and registration for the Web seminar are available on the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Website. The event is free and doesn’t require NAPT membership, but it is limited to the first 200 people who sign up.
The seminar is sponsored by NAPT, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services and the Public School Risk Institute.
Cater, the director of transportation for Allen Independent School District, has been recognized for school bus driver training programs and security efforts.
A dozen junior high track athletes are injured when their school bus overturns on an Idaho highway.
This dramatization from Georgia, based on a true story, teaches students about safely boarding and exiting the school bus — including what to do if they drop something.
Training for safety competitions was a demanding endeavor for driver-turned-teacher Angie Ortiz, but the hard work paid off by helping her keep her passengers safe.
A bill that would raise the minimum age for new school bus drivers in the state passes unanimously in the House. Another bill that would require restraints on school buses passes a committee vote.
Planning for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation is now in the works, with committee members being re-established and selected through this summer.
The competition is open to all kinds of shots related to school transportation. Two winners will each receive a $100 cash prize.
The IC Bus event was about embracing change and thinking big. Thinking big is hard sometimes, and change of any kind is stressful.
The surveillance supplier’s high-definition system for school buses can now record 16 channels of HD video and audio simultaneously.
At SBX, special-needs transportation expert Linda Bluth discusses the policies of new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and stresses that “safe transportation must be a part of the agenda.”
In Grand Junction, Colorado, dozens of school bus drivers and other staff from Student Transportation of America jump into action during a bomb threat at a high school.
The National School Transportation Association president discusses the new administration in Washington, the shortage of school bus drivers, and the potential impact of autonomous technology.
A Louisiana student suffers a heart attack on the ride to school and students perform CPR on her. Faculty members are able to revive her with a defibrillator.
School transportation providers from across the state gather in Anaheim to kick off the annual California Association of School Transportation Officials conference.