Hinesville, GA– The Liberty County School System Transportation Department is using a mobile text service and social media postings to alert families to any potential bus delays during the morning and afternoon commutes.
FRISCO, Texas — Transporting students with special needs carries with it many regulations and procedures. Aside from the extended list of requirements, those involved with the transportation must fully comprehend the legal principals that are the motives for the procedures implemented. That was the goal of general session on day five of the TSD Conference here.
FRISCO, Texas – After spending a year driving a special needs school bus, Craig Davidson wrote about his evolving relationship with each student who struggled physically, emotionally and socially, and how the “precious cargo” in his care changed his life.
The title of the Sunday session, “Not All Behavior is an IEP Matter: The Case for Pushback,” certainly leaves us wondering what the rule really is. If behavior that’s at issue is not addressed in the IEP, then isn’t finding a way to minimize disruptive behavior a matter of discretion rather than mandate?
FRISCO, Texas – Special needs transporters need a lot of empathy as well as thick skin to be effective in their jobs, especially when that includes providing service for students with autism.
The school bus driver who left a 19-year-old student with severe autism on a Southern California bus during a heatwave pleaded guilty for the role he played in the student’s death.