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10 Phenomenal Women in Pupil Transportation

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.

The team also kicked off the school year with a cheerful group photo in front of the district’s buses. Photo courtesy Allen ISD
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PHOTOS: Back to School 2019

From Arizona to Texas to New York, school bus drivers and students alike receive a warm welcome as they embark on a new school year.

In Iowa, lap-shoulder belts will be required on all new school buses ordered as of Oct. 2. File photo courtesy Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools
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Iowa to Require Seat Belts on All New School Buses

Lap-shoulder belts will be required on all new school buses ordered as of Oct. 2. Safety equipment such as a second stop arm, hand rails, exterior boarding lights, and fire-resistant crash barriers are also required.

The State Board of Education adopted rules to require lap-shoulder belts and other safety equipment in all new school buses purchased by school districts and state-accredited non-public schools. File photo courtesy Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools
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Iowa Moves Closer to Requiring Seat Belts on New School Buses

The State Board of Education adopts rules to require lap-shoulder belts and other safety equipment in all new school buses purchased by school districts and state-accredited non-public schools. The rules are subject to legislative review before taking effect.

The 56th annual Iowa Pupil Transportation Association (IPTA) conference drew a total of 235 attendees. Attendees heard from a variety of experts including authors, accident investigators, and experts on federal and state laws. They also reviewed bus crash test data and video, and viewed demonstrations of disc brakes, evacuation drills, and school bus crashes. Shown here, attendees prepare to watch a school bus crash demonstration. Photo courtesy April Darling
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PHOTOS: Iowa Pupil Transportation Association Conference

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.

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Schools supplied and wrapped 72 of its buses, each intended to represent 50 of the 3,600 children who are trafficked in the state each year.
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The Problem Too Big to Ignore

Pupil transportation's commitment to raise awareness of trafficking is a good reminder of how connected drivers are to their communities, and how crucial they can be to stopping or even preventing these crimes.

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