The new “Securement 101” course covers safety and liability, equipment operation, and securing wheelchairs and occupants.
The securement equipment supplier will annually honor a special-needs driver for exemplary service. The winner will receive $1,000.
The five West Virginia drivers and a school nurse receive certificates from their county board of education for tending to three motorists whose car hydroplaned and rolled over.
A training event at Stafford County (Va.) Public Schools shows drivers the importance of school bus evacuation training. The concept will come to the NAPT conference this fall.
Police in Virginia say that the school bus struck the stopped landscaping truck and a worker from behind.
Jean McKeag uses her recent training to give the Heimlich maneuver to a boy who is choking on a piece of candy. The boy’s mother writes a thank-you note, and gives McKeag flowers and a gift card.
The state directors’ organization details requirements and outlines the history of standards created for driver training. NASDPTS also notes its involvement in initiatives that impact school bus drivers.
The company recognizes several school districts and school bus companies for efforts to enhance safety training.
Two Virginia men reportedly make threats due to dissatisfaction with how the driver handled a situation with students. They are charged with disorderly conduct.
We have a preconceived idea that school employees know how to build relationships, identify struggling students, and de-escalate student behaviors. Now is a good time to re-evaluate those skills.
Although the state doesn’t require them, Henrico County has begun equipping its new buses with lap-shoulder restraints. Director Josh Davis share details on the move, which began with a certain NHTSA leader's speech.
The Florida driver and aide say they were unable to help a student who had a seizure and later died because they had no CPR training. The district says they had a recent refresher course.
The South Carolina driver and aide use their training to report the incident and request assistance, and comfort students when the bus is struck by a tractor-trailer. No one is hurt.