10 Keys to Success in School Transportation Budgeting
September 28, 2015
Understanding different budgeting concepts, assessing district growth and forecasting fuel use are some of the essential steps in developing and...
Is a shared transportation director good for your operation?
March 27, 2014
as reasonably possible for your shared director. Good health and low stress can help ensure your shared program has long-term success. Michael Dallessandro is supervisor of transportation at Livonia (N.Y.) Central School District and an SBF editorial advisory board member. He can be reached
Who Are You Again?
February 1, 2009
Have you ever heard a conversation at your transportation department similar to this one?
Dispatcher at 3:10 p.m.: Base to bus 239.
Driver: 239. Go ahead.
Dispatcher: Do you have Madeline Dallessandro on your bus?
Driver: No, I don’t.
Dispatcher: Her mom is on the phone, and she says she was in school today.
Driver: Well, she is not on my
6 Questions to Ask When Considering Joint Transportation
June 1, 2010
discussions about this topic, hand them your copy of SBF and ask them to review this article. It may cause some adjustments to be made to the next meeting’s agenda.
I welcome your feedback. Send comments to [email protected]
Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake
Raising Morale: The Trickle-Down Approach
March 1, 2009
to be valued and included.
I would like to thank Transportation Director Shea Schreiber from the Alexander (N.Y.) Central School District for giving me the inspiration to write this article. If you have a topic you would like addressed in a future article or would like to comment on this one, e-mail me at [email protected]
Defensive Driving Requires Attention to Detail
August 1, 2007
are an indicator of larger incidents to come if we do not intervene and remind our drivers to think about what they are doing.
Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore (N.Y.) Central School District and a frequent contributor to SCHOOL BUS FLEET Magazine.
Smith System safety principles
The widely known Smith System safety
Do You Suffer From POSD?
July 1, 2008
Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, N.Y., and a frequent contributor to SCHOOL BUS FLEET.
Best Practices in Driver Dress
April 1, 2008
of individual employees as you notice them, you can often head off problems before they spread through the department and become a major headache.
Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, N.Y., and a frequent contributor to SCHOOL BUS FLEET.
Stimulate Staff With Novel Training Techniques
November 1, 2008
block,” where you have already done every idea you have for training.
Do you have a great training idea? E-mail it to me with any photos at [email protected], and you might see your idea featured in a future issue of SBF.
Michael Dallessandro is transportation supervisor at Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, N.Y., and a frequent
Pre-Licensing Driver Training: Ensuring Success One Session at a Time
April 1, 2009
Most people who have worked in pupil transportation for at least a few years know that to become a school bus driver, one must obtain a commercial ...
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