The integration will help streamline maintenance and driver vehicle inspection report handling, according to the companies.
PUEBLO, Colo. — Outstanding school bus drivers, technicians and other pupil transportation professionals were recognized here during the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association (CSPTA)’s annual conference.
On June 17, the association held a school bus roadeo and a technician competition. Here are the top contestants:
1. Don Hough, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
2. Patrick Maloney, Douglas County School District
3. Kurt Rosten, Colorado Springs School District 11
Conventional bus (general education)
1. Ray Goik, Cherry Creek School District
2. Josh Gonzales, Cherry Creek School District
3. Dennis Rose, Jefferson County Public Schools
1. Jesse Hill and Melissa Surlett, Academy District 20
2. Steven Stephens and Patty Mize, Falcon School District 49
3. Chris Fritts and Sydni Sertich, Academy District 20
The first-place winners have the option to represent Colorado at the respective national-level competitions, with support from CSPTA.
Also at the annual gathering, the association awarded its “Persons of the Year”:
• Operations — Kimberly Venable, Englewood Schools
• Paraprofessional — Carrie Moore, Jefferson County Public Schools
• Driver — George Casais, Alamosa School District
• Above and Beyond — Jack Garland (posthumous), Jefferson County Public Schools
Garland was killed in an accident last winter. During a snowstorm in March, the driver of a bus with other bus drivers on board had pulled over to put on snow chains. Garland, one of the bus drivers who had gotten out to help, was fatally struck by a pickup truck that lost control.
NAPT's executive director says that despite a recent questionable news story, even one sexual predator behind the wheel of a school bus is one too many, and that the industry should focus on ensuring it doesn’t happen again.
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The lawsuit involved Rosco’s patented technology for its MOR-Vision Mirror/Monitor Combo Backup Camera System for school buses.
The director of transportation at Columbia County (Ga.) School District discusses his background and the changes he has brought to his department.
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Richard Hall of Virginia suffers an unknown medical emergency just before starting his afternoon route.
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Atlanta Public Schools recruited new technicians and fleet managers with a variety of mechanical backgrounds, which has fostered better group problem solving.
With only a few months’ notice, staff members at Savannah-Chatham County Public School System in Georgia bring their varied skills to the table to create a pupil transportation program nearly from scratch.
All Maui school bus routes are now restored. Now, the state focuses on returning consolidated routes to normal, and aims to hire more drivers.
A state trooper takes to the radio to remind motorists to “stay alert so kids don’t get hurt.”
Sansaricq’s passing follows complications from a recent surgery. She had served as New York’s state pupil transportation director for the past five years.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will also address school bus safety and technology, new road tests, and driver retention at its annual convention in October.