Edmond Public Schools consolidates some bus stops and cuts courtesy service to neighborhoods within 1 mile of a school.
The online assessment, developed with The Dash Group, is designed to measure a current or prospective school bus driver's decision-making ability.
Muncie Community Schools canceled the first two days of school due to transportation delays, no-show buses, and incorrect routes.
As the school year starts, the Hawaii State Department of Education temporarily consolidates and suspends routes for four schools on Maui due to a shortage of qualified drivers.
The school bus industry needs more young people, not fewer, to carry on the work of safely transporting our nation’s future.
Many Top 50 survey respondents offer bonuses or other monetary incentives. Nearly half ramp up their advertising to recruit drivers as shortages continue to be a challenge.
The North Carolina school system makes driving a bus a requirement for new custodians, cafeteria workers, and teaching assistants to deal with an ongoing driver shortage.
There are other commercial driving jobs that pay more than driving a school bus, but they don’t involve transporting students. The opportunity to contribute to children’s education and safety could spark interest in the job.
The company will now provide safety compliance audits and conduct on-site driver file reviews and safety training leadership programs.
In the first of a new series, SBF poses five pertinent questions to Keith Henry, NAPT president and director of transportation for Lee’s Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District.
A new state law aims to accelerate the process of getting a commercial driver’s license by enabling private vendors to conduct the knowledge and skills tests.
Half of the state’s 5,582 school buses are more than 15 years old. The state superintendent asks legislators to fund bus replacement as well as driver and technician pay increases.
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools starts a pilot that pays school bus drivers and assistants a $200 bonus for every pay period they come to work every day to address driver shortage and absenteeism.