David George

David George

Total Bus Fatalities Rose in 2017, NHTSA Finds

There were more fatal crashes reported last year that involved all types of buses and motorcoaches, NHTSA officials announced today when it released preliminary figures from its annual Fatality Analysis Reporting System, though school-bus-specific data was not yet available. 

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NYAPT’s Mannella Retires as Executive Director

Former National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) board member Peter Mannella has retired from the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), where he served as executive director.

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6-Year-Old Allowed to Ride School Bus With Cannabis Medicine

A new administrative court ruling requires a Northern California school district to allow a 6-year-old kindergartner with a severe form of epilepsy to ride the school bus with a prescribed cannabis oil-based pharmaceutical. The cannabidiol medicine is exclusively carried and administered by her LVN nurse upon onset of the girls epilepsy symptoms, including on the school bus she rides daily. The ruling could force student transporters nationwide to reevaluate current school district guidelines for transporting students with disabilities and special health care needs.

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