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Getting Back to Full Speed: What Do You Need?

Momentum is growing to return to full operation. For pupil transporters, that means addressing potentially greater driver shortage, factoring in the added responsibilities of sanitizing the buses — possibly as a permanent practice — and returning to managing more staff members in person.

7 Steps to Greater Flexibility in Responding to Pandemic Changes

Contending with COVID-spurred challenges such as conflicting and constantly changing policies that upend schedules can amplify stress. Measures such as clearly defining responsibilities, establishing a central communication hub, and regular meetings can help staff members adjust.

6 Takeaways on the State of School Transportation

Child ridesharing company HopSkipDrive’s recent survey of pupil transporters and education professionals shows that COVID-19 is worsening driver shortage. Other pain points include school bus utilization and funding constraints.