Illuminated safety products, driver training solutions, a video surveillance system, and an artificial intelligence-powered stop arm are just some of the options to look for in the new year.
The survey covers such topics as student ridership, driver pay, and special-needs bus equipment.
Tammy Cummings, a bus driver and safety trainer for Greenville County (S.C.) Schools, is the winner of the first AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year Award.
Gary Mompher of Ohio creates the cardboard Halloween costume, which fits over 5-year-old Blake Mompher’s wheelchair. It includes custom lettering and four red lights.
Dee Dee Whitman, a mayoral candidate for Providence, Rhode Island, sees a story about a student who uses a wheelchair having to miss school due to a driver strike. She pays for a van to take him to school the following day.
Fourteen students are on board when fire breaks out. The bus team begins the evacuation, and neighbors step in to help.
The new “Securement 101” course covers safety and liability, equipment operation, and securing wheelchairs and occupants.
The securement equipment supplier will annually honor a special-needs driver for exemplary service. The winner will receive $1,000.
Assigned to transport a student who uses a wheelchair to his graduation events, Jennifer Collins of Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools goes out of her way to provide a special ride.
The policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses creating IEPs, proper use of restraint systems, and care administered by aides and nurses.
The sessions provide guidance on securing bus passengers who use wheelchairs.
Todd Hawks joins the wheelchair and occupant securement supplier.
The event, held every two years, will take place in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sessions will cover such topics as school bus technology, emissions standards, and the changing labor market.