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With Sex-Abuse Liability Claims on the Rise, Experts Recommend Protection — and Prevention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   

shutterstock 185822093 webThe verdict is in: School districts can be held liable for the criminal behavior of bus drivers and aides who abuse students in their charge. In recent news reports about sexual-abuse lawsuits involving the Olympia (Wash.), North Branch (Minn.) and Newburgh (N.Y.) School Districts, the operative terms are “negligent” and “failed to prevent.”

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 09:33
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Talking Shop: Veteran Parts, Inventory Specialist Brings Women's Touch to Garage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   

aneliese-hessekiel-lausdTens of thousands of females nationwide are school bus drivers, routers, dispatchers, trainers, supervisors and directors. But few work in the garage. For the past 30 years, Aneliese Hessekiel has helped grease the wheels of student transportation in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 14:25
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A Day in the Life: Three Women Discuss Their Daily Duties as School Bus Mechanics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Art Gissendaner   

dawn-lair-mechDawn Lair manages a fleet of eight school buses, four vans, three cars and five trucks in the Live Oak Unified School District in northern California. She is one of three women profiled in our March magazine edition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 16:44
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New Programming Options for Bus-Engine Heaters Help Drive Down Costs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   

resized bus imageThis winter’s slew of snowstorms has closed hundreds of schools for days on end, often because their yellow buses would not start or roads were impassable. Many school districts and bus contractors kept buses up and running by using electrical block heaters, and still others implemented new programming technology to maximize efficiency and to save money — not to mention school days.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 13:26
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