From school closures to disinfecting school buses and buildings, districts are working to protect their students and staff against COVID-19. State departments of education have also shared guidance on prevention and response.
School bus drivers and other transportation staff members across the U.S. were honored with special meals, cards, and prizes. In addition, longtime pupil transporters received recognition at events.
From driver appreciation meals to decorative posters and special treats from students, pupil transporters felt the love during the festivities in February.
Kansas Central School Bus experiences significant driver and staffing shortage due to the virus and had to combine routes to get all students to and from school.
In honor of our February 2020 special-needs issue, check out these photo submissions and those from previous stories highlighting special-needs transporters and the important aspects of their job.
An educational school bus safety display, snowy school bus yards, and a bus stopping for a moose to cross the road are among the captivating photo submissions from industry personnel and those from the Snapshots department in recent issues of School Bus Fleet.
Olivia Boggs of Texas is honored for helping keep students calm and safe after their school bus driver experienced a medical emergency that caused the bus to crash.
The event, which was held Dec. 6 to 8, in Cypress, Texas, featured 24 competitors from 16 different states.
A video posted on social media shows the Texas driver driving the bus forward while the student stands in front of the bus asking to be let on board.
Alvarado Independent School District installs extended stop arms on four buses that run on routes with multiple illegal passing incidents.
A special driver appreciation breakfast, a ride-along with local law enforcement officers, and a school bus illegal passing technology showcase marked NAPT’s National School Bus Safety Week.
The Texas 3-year-old is found unresponsive and not breathing with a seat belt wrapped around his neck. He is transported to the hospital where he later passes away.
School Bus Fleet learns more about the lives and careers of a handful of successful, accomplished women nationwide who are dedicated to ensuring school buses run safely and efficiently.
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