District Makes Changes After Drop-Off Mishaps

A ridership drop during the Fourth of July holiday for a summer program has one student dropped off at her stop 20 minutes early and another dropped off at the wrong stop. Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools instructs drivers to maintain stop times and set routing system safeguards.

Representing the family of Hunter Pitt, who was run over by his school bus, led law firm Schultz & Myers to create a campaign called "Wait, Wait, Wait — 3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe.”

Law firm launches school bus safety campaign

Representing the family of Hunter Pitt, a 6-year-old who was run over by his school bus, led a personal injury law firm to create "Wait, Wait, Wait — 3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe.”


First Student retains contracts, adds propane buses

The company will replace the fleet of Council Rock School District in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with 150 of the alternative-fuel buses and will continue to provide service to two Missouri school districts.

Set in an urban area, the Raytown Quality Schools transportation department buses approximately 5,750 students. It recently adopted an approach to student behavior management that has drastically reduced poor conduct and bullying incidents.

Department Boosts Behavior Training, Improves Bus Environment

Raytown (Mo.) Quality Schools practices Positive Behavior Support, which drastically reduced write-ups for minor infractions and bullying. The approach refocuses the spotlight on students who follow the bus rules instead of those who cause trouble to get attention, and emphasizes teaching students how to meet behavior expectations.

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