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.

Francine Furby, the director of transportation for Fairfax County Public Schools, says that the district’s discipline-tracking system “fosters a partnership with the schools and strengthens their support of our drivers.” Photo courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools
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Virginia District Bolsters Driver Support for Success

Fairfax County Public Schools backs its 1,325 drivers with a discipline-tracking system for better follow-up and puts driver supervisors on the road to assist as needed. Additionally, fleet upkeep is boosted with county-employed technicians.

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.

A story about a motorist who was arrested for allegedly failing to stop for a school bus was the most-viewed news item on the SBF website this year. The screenshot above is from bus video posted on Missouri’s Parkway School District’s Facebook page.
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Top 5 Most-Viewed News Stories of 2018

News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered illegal school bus passing, a petition for tougher penalties on stop-arm running, and student and driver fatalities in the danger zone.

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