Pam McDonald, director of transportation for Orange (Calif.) Unified School District, shown second row wearing purple, is in the midst of succession planning. She expects all staff members to mentor promising employees.
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Districts Help School Bus Drivers Climb the Career Ladder

As Baby Boomers leave the workforce, other pupil transportation staff will have more opportunities to advance. Many school districts provide education, training, and mentorship — investments that pay off in employee retention and satisfaction.

Door prizes were also given at the event by organizers Derek Graham (shown left in red), and David Murphy of HSM.
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PHOTOS: Love the Bus 2019

School districts and contractors across the U.S. treated pupil transporters to breakfasts and presented awards. Special guests included dignitaries and mascots.

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Student Killed in School Bus-Train Crash

The Texas bus, which had two students on board, came to a stop, then continued across the tracks in front of the train, police said. One student died and the other was hospitalized in critical condition.

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