If you’re short on funds for fleet technology, get creative. You have options for funding outside the traditional school budget. Download this white paper to learn about what’s available to you.
The safety of your students is your highest priority, and transporting students in wheelchairs requires even greater preparation, attention to detail, and observation of your fl eet in order to ensure these students’ safety.
Battery-electric school buses eliminate tailpipe emissions and can curb operating costs, but incorporating them into a fleet requires careful planning, staff training, and evaluating options. This guide will help you successfully adopt electic school buses to your fleet.
Experts share advice on how to help keep school buses and sites secure, and manage students’ concerns about their safety. Including bus drivers in security plans and reporting suspicious behavior are key.
School bus maintenance veteran Brad Barker provides this preventive maintenance checklist, which is designed to be followed in order for consistent, thorough inspections.
Understanding different budgeting concepts, assessing district growth, and forecasting fuel use are some of the essential steps in developing and maintaining a sound budget.
These specifications for school buses and operational procedures are available for states to consider when establishing their standards, specifications, recommendations, and guidelines.
Who says all school bus news has to be bad news? Take a proactive approach to promoting your department’s successes through social media, newsletters, events and other PR efforts. This white paper is reprinted from a July 2015 SBF article.
Using visuals and short, simple statements can help school bus staff better communicate with students who have hearing, vision and cognitive impairments as well as physical endurance issues. Meanwhile, transportation directors should build a solid communication plan between drivers and aides, teachers, nurses and parents.
Here, we share best practices in tackling school bus driver shortage, from boosting recruiting efforts to addressing absenteeism.