More than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide will conduct extra patrols to safeguard students as they get on and off the school bus this fall.
The three associations that joined to form the Student Transportation Aligned for Return To School Task Force will host five webinars covering critical transportation issues as schools reopen.
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services conference has been pushed back to November 2021. The association may host an alternative virtual conference later this year.
This year’s seminar was a free online version of the wheelchair securement supplier’s in-person seminar, which it has typically hosted at its facility in Florida.
All the media coverage of when and how schools nationwide will reopen, what classrooms will look like, and the risks to teachers is vital. Still, the safety and well-being of the people taking kids to and from school should receive more attention.
On tap to assist are ultraviolet light, fogging, and tracking systems, disinfectant sprayers, and an app and digital solution that help track cleaning and conduct contact tracing.
Mike Martucci, who is running for the state Senate, says state funds for political campaigns should be used to help schools pay for COVID-19-related health and safety protocols and address driver shortage.
Known for his people skills, hard work, and uncanny ability to build effective teams, the senior vice president of National Express has played a key role in growing and improving school bus companies.
The number of districts starting school with online learning only rises as COVID-19 numbers increase. Pupil transporters are still having to deal with driver health concerns, student mask monitoring, and extra costs.
The studies would assess motorists’ knowledge of laws that prohibit passing stopped school buses and stop-arm camera effectiveness.
Winning entries in the 16th edition of School Bus Fleet’s Photo Contest showcase an appreciation for stunning natural scenery many aren’t seeing as buses have been idled. These shots were selected from 100 total entries by SBF staff.
McDonald, the director of transportation for Orange (Calif.) Unified School District, has devoted her career to improving pupil transportation at the local, state, and national levels.
Oliver, a transportation programs consultant for the California Department of Education, discusses the importance of a plan outlining details for identifying COVID-19 symptoms, considerations for special-needs students, and the state’s new online training.
The Student Transportation Aligned for Return To School Task Force will share information to help pupil transporters assess health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
School districts and bus companies focus on social distancing, PPE, and disinfecting plans while awaiting details on school restart as the pandemic continues.