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.”
Enhancing driver satisfaction is key to developing a more cohesive and supportive workplace. Here, we share 10 tips for promoting positive driver engagement, from team-building activities to training resources that can help drivers do their job more effectively.
The director of transportation at Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District #1 shares some of her transportation department's best practices.
Posts on the many tasks involved in being a school bus driver and a petition to make stop-arm running against federal law with steeper penalties drew the most attention on SBF’s blog and social media.
A Colorado transportation director discusses with attendees the key leadership skills for keeping drivers on board.
State Sen. Carl Marcellino is honored for supporting safe student transportation and sponsoring a bill on pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing of school bus drivers, which recently became law.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools boosts pay for all of its school bus drivers to $15 an hour, and drivers currently earning more get an increase of 50 cents per hour, amid a driver shortage.
With limited time to acquire buses and recruit drivers, Louis Gomes and his team worked quickly to launch service for Maui students before a new school year began.
Polk County Public Schools plans to boost starting pay and drop its requirement for a high school or GED diploma as it struggles with a significant driver shortage.
Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and evacuations.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction study finds that some school systems offer drivers work in other departments to get them full-time hours and pay.
Polk County (Fla.) Public Schools recommends parents transport their children if possible as the district struggles with bus delays. Sixty-two driver positions are still open as school starts.