SBF's May 13 webinar,  “Getting Paid, Staying Afloat: How Contractors Can Cope With the COVID Shutdown” will cover how contractors can convince districts that they do have a right to be paid during school closures. It will also provide advice on protecting workers, how insurers can help, and preparing for when classes eventually resume. File photo

SBF's May 13 webinar,  “Getting Paid, Staying Afloat: How Contractors Can Cope With the COVID Shutdown” will cover how contractors can convince districts that they do have a right to be paid during school closures. It will also provide advice on protecting workers, how insurers can help, and preparing for when classes eventually resume. File photo

Bobit Business Media, the largest fleet media, marketing services, and business intelligence provider, and parent company of School Bus Fleet, is hosting a new webinar: “Getting Paid, Staying Afloat: How Contractors Can Cope With the COVID Shutdown.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drastically upend pupil transportation and small businesses, school bus contractors are struggling to keep employees on the payroll as buses stop rolling and many school districts withhold pay. Meanwhile, numerous contractors need support just to stay afloat for the duration of the crisis so they can come out on the other end of it ready to get the buses up and running when schools do reopen. 

The webinar will cover how contractors can convince districts that they do have a right to be paid during school closures. It will also provide advice on protecting workers, how insurers can help, and preparing for when classes eventually resume. 
 
The discussion will address topics such as:

•    Creative counter-arguments contractors can use when districts won’t pay.
•    Tips to help contractors work with insurers to protect their business.  
•    Clarification on employers’ responsibilities regarding safety.
•    Guidance on preparing operations for when schools reopen: protecting workers and communicating with schools and parents.
•    How one industry association is working with lawmakers to get more support for contractors.

The webinar panelists are Curt Macysyn, executive director of the National School Transportation Association; Corey Muirhead, president of the New York School Bus Contractors Association and executive vice president of Logan Bus and Affiliates in Ozone Park, N.Y.; and Michelle Wiltgen, national marketing manager for National Interstate Insurance Co.  

The one-hour webinar will take place on Wed., May 13 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time/12 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, go here.

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