STN EXPO: Security Expert to Tackle School Bus Violence

Jesus M. Villahermosa, J., founder of Crisis Reality Training and a 30-year career law enforcement officer, says the biggest security facing student transporters is how to train their school bus drivers to respond to on-board violence. Can they protect their students? Themselves? STN EXPO attendees in July will receive specific information as to their rights.

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Bellwether Report Looks at Changing Landscape of School Busing

While recognizing the unparalleled safety record of yellow school buses, Bellwether Education Partners sponsored a panel discussion this month in the nation’s capital to discuss if evolution of the school bus industry can continue through increased collaboration with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)

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Georgia School District Wins Tyler Public Sector Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Newton County School System in Georgia was named winner of the 2017 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award at the Tyler Technologies Connect user conference for the district’s success in using Versatrans Routing and Planning transportation management solution

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Perception of Safety

When I think about safety I always come back to the following definition: Freedom from risk.  Schools are constantly facing the issue of risk as kids are transported on the school bus. And for many school districts, safety comes in the form of driver training or technology to mitigate that risk. All the effort and expense goes toward decreasing the chance of a minor or major accident. But even when measures are taken, bad behaviors and crashes can still occur with a negative outcome.  

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