Lash, the executive director of transportation and fleet services at Virginia Beach (Va.) City Public Schools, details adjustments made in the district's school bus shop due to the pandemic and shares advice on taking on a position at a new school district.
Two safe cleaning and disinfecting options at the top of the list for their effectiveness that also have a reduced impact on the user and the environment are UV-C and electrostatic sprayer technology.
High-quality engine oils are key to enhancing a fleet’s efficiency. Best practices include reviewing the vehicle’s OEM manual and consulting lubricant manufacturers for guidance, as well as ensuring the oils used meet required standards.
Communication best practices include partnering with special education department staff to develop plans based on Individualized Education Programs. Story boards and reward systems for mask wearing and social distancing are some recommended steps for reinforcement.
As many school districts use buses as mobile hotspots in communities where a significant number of students are without reliable connectivity, suppliers and school district officials share best practices for optimal service delivery.
The 2020s is the prime decade for hopefuls whose innovations will take center stage as the race towards sustainability rounds a defining corner. The alignment between federal, local, and private initiatives has begun.
Human trafficking — or modern-day slavery — is the exploitation of human beings through force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labor.
Gillis, the transportation director for Everman (Texas) Independent School District, discusses the district’s integration of electric buses, what safety measures his department has deployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and why he wishes more people would consider a bus driving career.