After a bus driver is caught on video texting while driving students, Prince George’s County (Md.) Public Schools adds to its policy an amendment that would lead to a driver being suspended, demoted or terminated for the offense.
The state’s board of education approved policy revisions requiring bus drivers to use hand signals to help students safely cross the street and for student safety training to be documented.
The state Department of Education is considering a rule next year that would prohibit school bus drivers from having unopened containers of alcohol in their vehicles after students found their driver's unopened beer on the bus. Currently, there is no state law that prohibits this.
How do you, as transportation professionals, prepare your staff for situations that are not explained in your policies and procedures manual?
EL PASO, Texas — Socorro Independent School District is scheduled to implement a new bus pickup policy today for its special-needs students and child...
When parents aren't present to receive their children, pupil transporters face a predicament. Instead of bringing students to the depot, drivers should take them back to school. Here's why.
Consistency, documentation and progressive discipline are the keys to 'successful' termination of drivers and others.
California officials have often been asked questions regarding school transportation to which there were no concrete answers and no “best practices” manual to which they could refer.
Lawsuits are nearly inevitable. Transportation managers can avoid a courtroom disaster by focusing on driver and student training and documentation and by staying abreast of the industry's 'hot topics.'
Before the start of the school year, Harford County Public Schools sets up an elaborate range of obstacles to test its bus drivers. Learning from past accidents and mastering difficult maneuvers are key steps to maximizing safety.
As an increasing number of students are being diagnosed with latex allergies, school bus operators must learn to minimize triggers, while at the same time gearing up for potential reactions.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools officials have seen increased efficiency and improved communication as a result of modeling their district after the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001 quality management system....
School bus drivers should not need to worry about being attacked on the job, especially by parents. After all, these drivers are paid to protect their...