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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.

NASDPTS Releases New Position Paper on 3-Point Belts

The paper details the reasons for the association’s support for seat belts, common objections to adding them to school buses, and guidance on making the decision to require lap-shoulder belts in new buses.