The onboard technology not only enables students to complete their homework during the ride, but can reportedly be considered an instructional expense. Additionally, the router can accommodate other technologies such as GPS and connectivity for the driver’s tablet.
Behavior on the bus, autism, and bullying prevention are among the topics covered in an OPTA training event.
At CUSD 300 in Illinois, the transportation and special-education departments have joined forces to develop new training tools for drivers and aides and to provide a consistent experience for students.
Kentucky driver Jennifer Ward and monitor Diana Becker find that students enjoy singing together more than listening to the radio and that it helps alleviate anxiety for some.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered stop-arm cameras, electric school buses, and student behavior management, among other topics.
I’ve been reluctant to write about this topic, but I felt that our story would provide valuable insights into the experience of a special-needs student, the importance of retaining good drivers, and the difficult decisions parents often face.
The black back seat covers for SynTec’s S3B and S3C school bus seats can help reduce vandalism, according to the supplier.
Selah (Wash.) School District’s Selah Pride Patrol has middle and high school students mentor primary school students on proper bus etiquette and behavior. The program has significantly reduced write-ups.
The contractor’s “Bully-Free Buses” campaign is led by Blue Shirt Day. Drivers, mechanics, and others wear blue shirts to show solidarity against bullying.
All school bus drivers and aides in the state have to go through the training program, which was mandated by a bill passed last year.
In Texas, a 14-year-old boy unbuckles his seat belt, moves quickly to the front of the bus, and jumps off as the bus travels down a freeway. He is found safe walking down another freeway one hour later.
The Peaceful School Bus program at two Connecticut schools brings drivers and students together to discuss rules for behavior on the bus, aiming to create a cooperative relationship between them.
Des Moines Public Schools’ seat belt study will involve two Thomas Built C2 buses equipped with SynTec’s S3C seats.