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In Moves to Protect School Staff, Don’t Forget Bus Drivers

All the media coverage of when and how schools nationwide will reopen, what classrooms will look like, and the risks to teachers is vital. Still, the safety and well-being of the people taking kids to and from school should receive more attention.

5 Questions: Mike LaRocco on Seat Belts, Safety Regulations

Mike LaRocco, president of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, discusses the association’s position on lap-shoulder belts on buses, partnering with other industry associations to address regulations for school reopening, and how much pupil transporters contribute to their communities.

NAPT, Transfinder Webinar Series on Navigating COVID-19 Continues

The next webinar in the series, “Best Practices: COVID-19 - Navigating Uncharted Territory,” will take place on April 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. The National State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services and the National School Transportation Association will co-present.

NTSB: Motorist’s Failure to Stop Caused Fatal Ind. Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board releases the abstract of the final report for its investigation into the fatal 2018 crash in Rochester, Ind. It finds that the crash was caused by motorist Alyssa Shepherd’s failure to stop for the school bus.

Creating a Positive Workplace Boosts Productivity

Maintaining an upbeat spirit helps to engage employees, improve performance, and increase retention, factors that enhance an organization’s image. Measures such as bonding with food and recognizing accomplishments can cultivate happiness at work.