Safety

Dallas County Schools to Host Safety Summit

Posted on October 24, 2016

Dallas County Schools' Safety Summit will cover such topics as safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, and communications.
Dallas County Schools' Safety Summit will cover such topics as safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, and communications.
DALLAS — Dallas County Schools plans to hold its first annual Safety Summit on Jan. 20., the school transportation agency announced on Friday at the end of National School Bus Safety Week.

The event will be held at the Dallas County Schools Technology and Training Center at 5151 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228.

The Safety Summit will feature various panels with school bus manufacturers and discussions on safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, communications, and the future of pupil transportation.

“Our goal is to share innovations, create open discussions and provide solutions in pupil transportation and safety in the educational environment,” said Larry Duncan, board president of Dallas County Schools. “We’ll be inviting statewide influencers and leaders in transportation and education to share ideas and best practices in keeping students safe.”

Dallas County Schools’ School Bus Safety Program includes stop-arm cameras on every bus, which have reduced passing violations by 35%, according to the agency. Also, the entire Dallas County Schools fleet of more than 2,000 buses is equipped with seat belts, GPS, and interior bus cameras.

Related Topics: conferences, driver training, emergency planning, stop-arm running/illegal passing, Texas, video surveillance

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News

Mother Gets Probation for Assaulting School Bus Driver

Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.

Product

Portable Child Restraint

HSM Transportation Solutions’ C.E. White Portable Child Restraint for school buses, a five-point restraint system, is designed to accommodate children weighing 20 to 90 pounds and up to 57 inches in height.

Product

2-Camera System

The DS2 is a two-camera vehicle event recording system that combines high-definition video recording, fleet telematics, and vehicle operating data on one screen for better incident review and driver coaching.

As Maryland’s new state director of pupil transportation, Gabriel Rose (seen here) replaces Leon Langley, who stepped down from the position in July.
News

New State Director Named in Maryland

Gabriel Rose, who previously served as a security specialist for Talbot County (Md.) Public Schools, replaces Leon Langley as state director.

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!