School bus officials, transportation directors, mechanics, and other student transportation employees from across the state gathered in Des Moines from July 15 to 17 to attend the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association’s annual conference.
The state Department of Education recognizes 16 school districts for their commitment to ensuring safe and efficient student transportation.
Harris County (Ga.) School District staff members practice evacuation procedures for students with various special needs.
Missouri firefighters and NAPT staff show how quickly a school bus can catch fire and how long evacuation can take as the association kicks off its annual conference.
A training exercise for the School District of La Crosse (Wis.) shows transportation staff and students the importance of school bus evacuation training.
After a threat is called in, the driver pulls over, and a bomb squad clears the bus. Massachusetts police say a student will be charged.
Fourteen students are on board when fire breaks out. The bus team begins the evacuation, and neighbors step in to help.
As a teen, Teresa Hartley had to take action after a school bus crash. Now as a transportation director, she’s working to ensure every student is on board with emergency preparedness.
The state superintendent presents Georgia’s first Pupil Transportation Safety Awards to eight school districts of various sizes.
A training event at Stafford County (Va.) Public Schools shows drivers the importance of school bus evacuation training. The concept will come to the NAPT conference this fall.
Although the state doesn’t require them, Henrico County has begun equipping its new buses with lap-shoulder restraints. Director Josh Davis share details on the move, which began with a certain NHTSA leader's speech.
The students and adults, returning from a field trip, evacuated and were not injured. The bus was equipped with lap-shoulder belts.
The agency issues a preliminary report on the fatal fire, but why the school bus driver and student couldn’t escape remains unclear.