Special Needs Transportation

Ga. team takes top honors at special-needs roadeo

Posted on March 12, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. — School bus drivers and attendants tested their skills here on Saturday for the 15th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.

Bus driver Kenny Moss and attendant Laura Lietch of Fulton County Schools in Fairburn, Ga., placed first in the competition, scoring 885 points out of a possible 1,002 points.

Second place went to driver Randall Price and attendant Nicole Dolce of First Student Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y. The team scored 852 points.

Taking third was a pair from Cherokee School District in Canton, Ga. Driver Dale Roberts and attendant Rhonda Fiddler earned 812 points.

In the roadeo, participants are judged in driving and backing a bus; loading, unloading and securing students in wheelchairs; and evacuating a special-needs bus.

During the skills events, teams are also required to maintain behavioral control of special-needs students on the bus.

The roadeo was held in conjunction with the 21st National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers, which runs through this Wednesday.

Related Topics: First Student Inc., Georgia, roadeo

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Planning has begun for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) in 2020. Murrell Martin and Bill Loshbough are shown here leading a discussion at NCST 2015.

NCST 2020 Planning Begins

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.


Titan Bus Names First 2 Dealers

The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!