Nearly half of respondents reported that the percentage of their passengers who have special needs increased compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, nearly one-quarter of survey participants said driver and aide shortage is their top challenge.
Provides a breakdown of information for each of the 50 states, including the number of K-12 public and private school students transported daily, the number of school buses in each state and the total state aid paid for pupil transportation.
This survey is sent to directors and managers at school district transportation departments. Topics covered in this survey include starting driver pay and director salary, bus-to-dispatcher ratio and driver shortage.
SBF’s Maintenance Survey finds that more than half of respondents have shop staff driving often or even daily. Meanwhile, average starting pay for school bus technicians jumps to $19.70 per hour.
SBF’s Special-Needs Survey finds that child-check devices are common, but student tracking systems aren’t. Meanwhile, many operations are transporting more special-needs students this year.