Kimberly Bish, whose daughter Danielle has a seizure assistance dog, discusses her training efforts with Ohio school bus drivers.
State pupil transportation directors will convene in Kansas City, Missouri, next month to discuss such topics as school bus evacuations, stop-arm violations, and service animals.
The American School Bus Council cites the safety record and other benefits of yellow bus transportation.
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.
Over 96,000 school bus drivers in 33 states participated in this year’s one-day count of stop-arm violations.
As Langley takes on the role of assistant director of transportation at Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools, he steps down from his post as president of the state directors association.
In his 20 years of overseeing pupil transportation in the state, Love has worked to standardize school bus driver training and build centralized systems for driver records and bus contracts.
Houser, who has served as executive director of the Wisconsin School Bus Association since 2014, will join NASDPTS as administrative and membership services director.
The state pupil transportation directors association is looking to hire a new administrative and membership services representative following the resignation of Nikki Hughes.
Representatives from the six states that have passed school bus seat belt legislation will share their experiences with NHTSA officials in a meeting next month.
A headline-grabbing statement on seat belts, a man who overcame great odds by learning to walk again, and a creative school bus safety play were among the highlights of the industry conferences in November.
Stories that drew the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com this year addressed issues such as enhancing security, coping with driver shortage and preventing brake problems.
After NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind states that school bus passengers should have three-point belts, the state directors association says that the statement backs their own position.