Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District #1 honors drivers during an annual recognition luncheon and includes students and other transportation staff members. Photo courtesy Florence (Ariz.) Unified School District
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10 Tips for Boosting School Bus Driver Morale

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.

Drivers, attendants and other transportation staff members from Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools decorated a bus and took part in a local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.
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School bus team rolls in MLK parade

Pupil transporters from Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools decorated a bus and took part in a local Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade that drew thousands of onlookers.

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First Student celebrates its employees

The school bus contractor will hold employee appreciation days Tuesday through Thursday this week in recognition of its nearly 60,000 drivers, attendants, technicians, managers and additional staff. Officials say every First Student location will hold an event to honor employees for their hard work and commitment.

Green Brook (N.J.) Township Public Schools Transportation Supervisor Nancy Farinella has been able to achieve annual cost savings ranging from $50,000 to more than $150,000 by making the operation more efficient, while also bringing in revenue for the district.
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New Jersey district focuses on efficiency, staff appreciation

Since joining Green Brook Township Public Schools in 2008, Transportation Supervisor Nancy Farinella has been able to achieve annual cost savings ranging from $50,000 to more than $150,000 by making the operation more efficient while also bringing in an average of $125,000 per year in revenue for the district. She discusses how, along with her passion for her team.

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Kids know good drivers

Surely most children aren’t aware of all the specific requirements. But they do seem to understand that being a school bus driver is a tough job that not everyone is cut out for.

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