Catch up with plans STN has in store for the 20th Anniversary of the EXPO, this July 20-24, in Reno, Nev. Ryan Gray, editor of the magazine, introduces this series by talking about the story Yul Kwon, former winner of the reality series "Survivor" and host of "America Revealed" on PBS, will share with EXPO attendees on how the yellow bus made possible his education and resulting success as an adult. The event on July 22 is sponsored by Blue Bird Corporation.
Gray also shares information on an address from Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association of School Resources Officers, which is scheduled for July 23 during a pre-tradeshow brunch sponsored by Thomas Built Buses.
The EXPO begins on July 20 with two pre-conference seminars that focus on all-important safety and security for students and bus drivers alike. The eight-hour "Child Passenger Safety on School Buses" curriculum approved by NHTSA offers participants who complete the training with continuing education units from Safe Kids Worldwide. Meanwhile, Bret E. Brooks of Gray Ram Tactical, LLC will present the four-hourEmergency Planning and Accident Response for School Bus Drivers."
Our analysts have been inundated with requests to perform school security assessments, keynote presentations, staff training and other services since the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn. last December. Some school districts are spending tens of millions of dollars in response to the incident. Numerous individuals and organizations are making major changes in school security and emergency preparedness.