Passengers can easily capture drivers’ actions on smartphones and post them online for anyone to see. That’s all the more reason to maintain a professional manner and follow proper procedures at all times.
Maryland bus driver Reneita Smith is hailed for getting her elementary school passengers to safety before the bus becomes fully engulfed.
Shenendehowa Central School District’s safety refresher covers such issues as hazard communication, transporting special-needs students, and how to prevent dragging incidents.
Real-time GPS tracking, video integration, and driver behavior algorithms are used to create tools such as driver score cards, reports, and alerts that help drivers and managers correct unsafe habits and reinforce safe ones.
Jones, who began his pupil transportation career as a school bus driver nearly 40 years ago, will step down as state director at the end of September.
Hillsborough County Public Schools’ back-to-school training event covers such topics as customer service and “How Not to Be Confined by Your Title.”
The new offering from School Bus Safety Co. is available online or in hard copy with CDs, guides, and practice tests.
In response to a safety review, Knox County (Tenn.) Schools directs funds to hire a safety manager, install surveillance cameras in new school buses, and ensure that spare buses have a radio system.
The company partners with Scenario Learning to offer the Driver Training Course through the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System.
A Virginia district is conducting a two-day training on verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques and appropriate restraint methods intended to be used as a last resort for unruly students.
A school bus driver and attendant allegedly left a 13-year-old boy on their bus twice, but the charges against them were ultimately dropped. The attendant says the boy “intentionally hid.” But is that a valid excuse?
If FMCSA decides to include the “S” endorsement requirements in a new federal mandate for entry-level commercial drivers, NAPT asks that states already meeting or exceeding the proposed requirements be exempt.
Kari Anderson of Oakdale Joint Unified School District is named one of six Classified School Employees of the Year in California.