The school bus company will transport more than 100 students for Salem School District starting with the 2017-18 school year.
Kevin Jennings of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) will give a keynote address on bullying at the upcoming Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers conference.
In announcing the presentation, conference officials pointed to two issues that most pupil transportation professionals acknowledge about bullying in the nation’s schools:
• students with disabilities are among the most vulnerable victims, and
• school bus drivers and attendants need and want more and better training on intervention methods, and more involvement in bullying prevention efforts within the school system.
Jennings, who is assistant deputy secretary of the DOE’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will elaborate on what the federal government is doing to help school officials, including transporters, reduce bullying. His address will be on March 14 during the conference, which will be in Kansas City, Mo.
Jennings also spoke on bullying at the National Association for Pupil Transportation Summit in the fall.
For more information on the Transporting Students With Disabilities conference, go to www.eduprogroup.com.
The bus, built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, is designed to enhance accessibility with an integrated wheelchair ramp.
Kathleen Denton of Virginia started as a bus assistant in 1987 to spend more time with her children, including one with a developmental disorder. She soon realized she loved helping the other students, too.
The 11-year-old girl is left on the bus during a heat wave after a bus driver reportedly fails to complete a child check. She is found uninjured in the back of the bus up to two hours later.
Hun Joon “Paul” Lee’s family is awarded the settlement for the death of their son, who was left in a hot school bus for several hours in California in 2015.
Zonar Count is designed to count passengers who get on and off a vehicle while tracking travel time, passenger trip length, and operating costs per passenger trip.
Depending on what any final legislation stipulates, it could significantly impact the ability of students with disabilities and in poverty to receive necessary health services in public schools — and that impact could filter down to pupil transportation.
National Bus Sales will cover six states as a distributor for the new Type A school bus manufacturer.
The Safe Journey Seat Mount for special-needs transportation uses a new cam wrap design to help secure students who have difficulty staying seated in other products.
Betty Anderson retires for the second time after transporting special-needs students for over a decade, and driving a school bus for a total of 45 years.
School bus video allegedly shows the Illinois aide slapping a 6-year-old student across the face twice. The state attorney’s office is reviewing the incident.
Florida driver Dan Dunn and attendant Chris Dunn, who are husband and wife, are praised at a school board meeting and given an award for getting all 12 special-needs students off their bus safely after a crash.
Leggett is named director of national accounts for the Type A school bus manufacturer.
The dealer will sell and service Trans Tech’s full line of Type A school buses in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Washington.
Reed Hooks will cover accounts in the western territory for the bus air-conditioning supplier.