The partnership between Safe Fleet and student-led organization Be Strong aims to stop bullying.
The company selects 35 school districts and community organizations to receive United Against Bullying Grant funding this year, with awards ranging from $100 to $3,500.
Behavior on the bus, autism, and bullying prevention are among the topics covered in an OPTA training event.
The company will award a total of $50,000 to the most inspiring and detailed proposals to help address bullying. The grant application deadline is March 31.
The Cyr Foundation for Excellence in School Transportation now offers a program designed to increase awareness and sensitivity of school bus drivers, attendants, and monitors to gender-related issues.
School transportation departments, public transit agencies, and the public can share a photo or video of an act of kindness on their Facebook and Twitter pages to win a prize.
Winning entries come from students in Minnesota, Kentucky, and British Columbia. Honorable mentions are also selected this year.
Colton (Calif.) Joint Unified School District students decorate a school bus with slogans and pictures depicting kindness, and district team members ride the bus to various sites to spread the message.
The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
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.
More than two dozen school districts and nonprofit agencies win grants from Safe Fleet for their strategies to prevent bullying in their communities.
“United Against Bullying” will offer up to $55,000 in grant funding for anti-bullying education and awareness initiatives to school communities and other organizations working on bullying prevention.
The company launches an in-vehicle mobile data terminal, a cloud-based service and an online portal for real-time bus arrival notifications. It also names anti-bullying grant program and coloring contest winners.