Fisher discusses her love of an unpredictable workday, legislation to combat driver shortage, and taking the helm at the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation.
House Bill 351 would require the state superintendent of public instruction to identify school systems with critical shortages and allow them to hire school retirees to drive while keeping their retiree pay.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2019 included strategies for training and staff management, safe practices for loading and unloading the school bus, and tips for driver recruitment.
Olentangy Local School District's student population is growing fast. Getting driver feedback on routing and enhancing training help the district efficiently transport more than 10,000 students to and from school every day.
Why do school bus drivers quit? Here, a veteran driver presents a list of common concerns among his colleagues.
As the hustle and bustle of the new school year ramps up, remember to take a minute to slow down and breathe.
Texas and North Carolina transportation departments fill the gap in drivers’ schedules with work opportunities beyond more routes, such as administrative, cleaning, and technical tasks, and tap other staff to ease driver shortage. Meanwhile, an Illinois contractor offers space for socializing and relaxation.
Some Carmel Clay Schools elementary school teachers are being trained to drive routes before and after the school day this upcoming school year, and will receive $18,000 to do so.
Adam Mayo, transportation director for Maine School Administrative District No. 75, discusses driver shortage, getting involved in the legislation process, and heading up the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation.
From purchasing and operating one school bus company to later establishing another from the ground up, Reliance Student Transportation President and CEO John Polli has proven his dedication and commitment to the school bus industry.
LD 1641 would allow public school bus drivers to collect unemployment benefits during the summer. It also would award training grants to school districts.
More than 30 public and private school bus operators and 25 supplier and manufacturer companies share ideas at the inaugural networking event in Miami.
Pat Schofill, director of pupil transportation for the Georgia Department of Education, describes the state’s school bus drivers as “honest, hardworking, and child-focused.”
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