North American school districts can now get Stopfinder Communication free of charge through the end of 2020 instead of the end of this school year.
The proposed ordinance, which was approved in a 4-0 vote by the council’s transportation and airport committee last week, would require bus companies to register with the city, and would allow the city to fine those firms if their buses are poorly maintained, according to the news source.
In addition, the ordinance would require school bus companies to complete bus inspections, to inform city officials of where their buses will be stored, and to have at least $1 million in liability insurance for their buses. The ordinance would also require drivers to wear identification tags and undergo background checks. The full council is expected to vote on the regulations at their meeting on Thursday, according to NOLA.com.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell, whose administration initiated the regulations, told KTBS that the ordinance is intended to crack down on buses that have been parked illegally in private lots or have been operating under unsafe conditions.
If the legislation is passed by the full council, officials would issue permits to each bus in the company’s fleet, and to each driver of a bus or van that transports students, KTBS reports. Companies would receive the initial bus permit at no charge but would pay $150 annually to renew the permit and $50 each for the two annual inspections associated with the permit, according to the news source.
MyView is designed to provide parents and caregivers details and real-time location information for their children’s school buses. The app’s dispatcher portal can also help school districts manage general school bus communications.
The proposed federal legislation aims to bolster support to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 pandemic with measures such as eliminating restrictions on non-payroll expenses and extending the rehiring deadline.
CalAmp and Synovia’s Here Comes the Bus allows pupil transporters to create designated stops in the app without using routing software.
Drivers from more than 150 of the school bus company’s locations deliver meals and instructional materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some also transport medical workers.
The paper details the reasons for the association’s support for seat belts, common objections to adding them to school buses, and guidance on making the decision to require lap-shoulder belts in new buses.
Two winners will each receive a $50 cash prize. Entries must be received by June 11.
The Michigan-based school bus company partners with Schuler Books to present the Dean Transportation Story Time Series. Bus drivers read children’s books in videos on the school bus company’s Facebook page.
Conducted by School Bus Fleet, findings include adjusting personnel duties, some downsizing due to school closures, and significantly boosted cleaning routines. Respondents anticipate major routing changes as schools reopen.
Crucial practices include educating and negotiating with districts to continue compensation while buses aren’t running, following safety procedures consistently, and keeping abreast of loan and legal resources, experts say.
A researcher’s study finds that the difference between bus drivers who experience bullying often and those who don’t is the relationship between drivers and school administrators.
Because COVID-19 forced Kent (Wash.) School District to end its school year early, bus drivers missed the chance to say goodbye to students and congratulate graduating seniors. They make up for that in this touching video.
The recommendations include seating one student every other row, increased cleaning and disinfecting of buses, and drivers wearing cloth masks.
The proposed legislation aims to bolster support to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the Paycheck Protection Program with measures such as eliminating restrictions on non-payroll expenses and extending the rehiring deadline.
The director of transportation for the School District of Manatee County (Fla.) discusses springing into action at the onset of the pandemic to provide meals, mobile devices, and connectivity to students and potential long-term impacts on student transportation brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.
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