This bicycle-bus safety awareness poster and others like it can be ordered from Salem-Keizer Public Schools' auxiliary services department. Go to auxiliary.salkeiz.k12.or.us/repro.html.
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Salem-Keizer launches cyclist safety campaign, cuts idling by 60%

Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Public Schools staff members collaborated with a local cyclist, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Bike Racing Association on a bicycle-bus safety awareness poster to educate bus drivers. Meanwhile, the fleet, safety and facilities team was able to cut idling by nearly two-thirds last year, and the transportation team reduced accidents by 59%.

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Troopers: Man purposely rams bus, attempts to board

Jonathan Modesitt is arrested following last week’s incident, in which Oregon State Police troopers say he dropped his pants after hitting the bus and tried to get on board with a gun. He faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence of intoxicants.

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First Student names area GM of Alaska locations

In the Alaska role, Laura Hansen works closely with local management teams and oversees operations for locations, financial results, safety, and fleet and maintenance. The First Student veteran most recently served as senior location manager for the school transportation provider's Portland, Ore., facility.

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Oregon district adds riders but decreases route buses

Last school year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools added two schools and changed bell times. The district's routing team was able to increase efficiency and reduce the number of large buses by 1% and small buses by 2% compared to the previous year.

The Oregon Pupil Transportation Association partnered with Dr. Allan Beane of Bully Free Systems to create an anti-bullying training video called "What Are You Going To Do?"
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DVD teaches bullying response techniques

The video, called “What Are You Going To Do?,” was created by the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association and Dr. Allan Beane, founder of Bully Free Systems. It depicts various types of bullying, with one situation leading to a student taking a bus hostage. Those involved in developing the video tell SBF the goals were to show a worst-case scenario and provide tools that drivers can use to address bullying.

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