The student falls out of the Alquippa (Pa.) School District bus after another student apparently pulls the lever on the bus’s back door. The student is taken to the hospital and is later released.
Approximately 300 drivers and bus monitors from four of the state’s school districts participate in a training designed to help pupil transporters respond to challenging student behavior on the bus using trauma-informed practices.
While many students used to return to class right after Labor Day, some now embark on a new school year as early as late July. That means getting preparation plans solidified even earlier to take the stress out of that school-start kickoff.
Knowing which responses to difficult behaviors are escalators of the situation and which are de-escalators is the key to crisis intervention and conflict management.
Wausau (Wis.) School District and First Student work together to bring Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports to the school bus. Driver-student relationships improve considerably as well as communication between the district and bus company.
Drivers can use a few simple strategies to increase student compliance. However, focusing on adult behavior is just as important as that of the students.
Minnesota-based Voyageur Bus Co. agrees to a settlement with the mother of a boy whose school bus driver grabbed his shoulders and shirt to make him sit up in his seat to make room for another student.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2018 included tips on school bus safety, electric school buses, and student behavior management.
The boy’s parents sued a Missouri school district, claiming that their son was injured when another student punched him on the bus.
A police presentation on active shooters was among issues covered in Shenendehowa Central Schools’ safety meeting for transportation staff.
In some parts of the country, school buses are back on the road amid high temperatures. Two recent incidents show what a touchy subject the use of bus windows can be when it comes to student conduct.
Fayette County (Ky.) Public Schools launches “Books on Board” on some buses on the first day of school. Elementary school students can borrow books when they board and return them when they exit.
With five rotating bus monitors, Dickson County Schools is working to improve student behavior, boosting safety for drivers and passengers.