As school districts across the U.S. prepare for a return to classrooms this fall, the CDC updates its guidance for K-12 schools by urging them to reopen for in-person learning and maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students, combined with indoor mask wearing.
Hotspots on school buses and devices for students who lack connectivity are eligible. As of June 29, schools and libraries eligible for funding from the E-rate program can apply and the deadline for the first round of funds is August 13.
Identifying traumatic after-effects, establishing common ground, and providing holistic support services are just some of the ways pupil transporters can care for their mental health needs and those of the students they transport.
Guidelines have been released, the online application portal is open, and the deadline to apply is July 19. Here’s what to know about eligibility and what to include with your application.
The 2020-21 school year underwent constant shifts and challenges courtesy of COVID-19. Although surveys reflect worsening driver shortage, respondents also said CARES Act funds have helped them hang on.
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services reassesses details, will change location. The National Association for Pupil Transportation pivots to a series of events, starting in Texas in October.
The National School Transportation Association supports states that end enhanced unemployment benefits and a proposed bill to redirect the benefits to signing bonuses for new hires to incentivize employment.
Toronto Student Transportation Group is working with Gatekeeper Systems Inc. and United Safety and Survivability Corp. to install safety solutions, including internal and stop-arm cameras, on some of its school buses.
Marietta City Schools, which was recently included in a CDC study on COVID-19 transmission in a school environment, is now using the Bus Guardian platform.
Terry, the director of transportation at Orangeburg County (S.C.) School District, discusses providing material and emotional support during the pandemic, and frustration with motorists passing stopped school buses even with the presence of stop-arm cameras.