The second full day of instruction at the STN EXPO featured the presentation of the Grandolfo award to Sue Shutrump, and a keynote talk from former Microsoft executive and author Dave Jaworski. In addition, panels and presentations focused on school bus security and student safety.
Bill and Colette Paul, the founders and owners of School Transportation News magazine and the STN EXPO, joined STN Publisher Tony Corpin on stage and said a few words to open the day.
“Twenty-five years go by so fast,” Bill Paul commented. “Thanks for being here; thanks for taking care of America’s children.”
After the morning keynote, a panel of experts with law enforcement and consulting experience tackled the topic of school bus security. The afternoon included sessions on real-world experiences with lap/shoulder belts, the connected bus, making school bus fuel choices, Head Start and OSHA regulations, the basics of wheelchair securement, and how to avoid leaving students on the bus.
Sue Shutrump, OT/PT supervisor for Trumbull County ESC in Ohio, won the 2018 Peter Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence for her dedication to #specialneeds transportation. Thanks to Lisa Nippolt, right of sponsor @qstraint and Linda Grandolfo, left. #STNEXPO2018 pic.twitter.com/3jw2VupJ9q— SchoolTransportNews (@STNMagazine) July 15, 2018