Special Needs Transportation

Colorado team wins special-needs roadeo

Posted on March 14, 2013

FRISCO, Texas — School bus drivers and attendants from across the country convened here last weekend to display their skills in the 16th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.

Taking first place were Myra Walstead and Jesse Hill of Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Coming in second were Rhonda Fiddler and Susan Nulph of Cherokee County Schools in Canton, Ga. Fiddler placed third in last year’s roadeo with partner Dale Roberts.

In third place this year were Robelyn Watson and Cynthia Wright of San Diego Unified School District.

In the annual roadeo, participants are judged on such factors as driving a special-needs bus; loading and securing students in wheelchairs; student management; and emergency evacuation. The event also includes training and a written exam.

The roadeo is now co-produced by the National Association for Pupil Transportation and STN Media Group. This year’s competition was held on March 9 at Frisco Independent School District and was sponsored by Q’Straint and Sure-Lok.

Related Topics: aide/monitor, California, Colorado, driver training, Georgia, roadeo, Texas, wheelchairs

Comments ( 2 )
  • Al boyce

     | about 5 years ago

    Myra WALSTEAD SHOULD BE IN THE HALL OF FAME. SHE HAS SHARED HER KNOLEDGE TIME AND TIME AGAIN with out withholding any detail of her craft. Witch is special needs. She could have retired long ago. This is her life, like a good soldier she is in it till the end.

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