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As Another School Year Begins, Preparation Is Key

While many students used to return to class right after Labor Day, some now embark on a new school year as early as late July. That means getting preparation plans solidified even earlier to take the stress out of that school-start kickoff.

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9 Tips for a Smooth School Start

Reviewing the previous year’s performance, getting advance input on route planning, and tackling driver recruitment early in the process are some recommendations from pupil transporters across the U.S. for a successful start to a new school year.

First Student's safety mascot Safety Dog wished students at Calgary (Alberta) Catholic School District a happy first day of school.
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PHOTOS: Back to School 2018

From New York to Arizona to Canada, school bus drivers and students alike received a warm welcome as they embarked on a new school year.

Two recent incidents involved student misbehavior and school bus windows. File photo courtesy NHTSA
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School Bus Drivers Take Heat for Closing Windows

In some parts of the country, school buses are back on the road amid high temperatures. Two recent incidents show what a touchy subject the use of bus windows can be when it comes to student conduct.

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