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Roundup: The Return of The Magic School Bus

An entirely new generation of kids will soon be introduced to the hijinks of Ms. Frizzle when new episodes of "The Magic School Bus," a popular animated television show of…
  • Last modified on Monday, 29 September 2014 12:15

Lessons To Be Learned from Contracted School Bus Service?

During these difficult economic times, school boards and school executives are faced with tough decisions to supply services with limited resources. Our counterparts in the private school transportation companies have…
  • Last modified on Friday, 20 June 2014 15:21

The Road to Hope Paved by the School Bus

On Christmas I received a gift from my brother. It was a picture on a stand that had a phrase superimposed over it that read, "The road to education is…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Observations from a Dependent Home-Owner

Just as I'm willing to acknowledge my skills and accomplishments, I am comfortable admitting my short suits and failures. From time to time I've shared that I've always worked outside…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

The Reality of a Disaster

We were so excited to step outside after the rain, to smell the fresh air that only a rain can bring. Earth washed clean, trees and vegetation sparkling. But, there…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Happy Anniversary

Clearance Lights has just passed its 2nd anniversary. We'd like to take this moment to consider where we are and where we might go in the future. First, thanks to…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Reconnecting ... and Recharging

There are some days I wonder why I continue to be a school transportation director. There's certainly not a long line of applicants for the job. I usually quickly put…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Safety When Washing Your Buses

How safe are you washing your buses? While most would like to wash at their own facilities, there are many barriers, primarily the cost and availability of space at their…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Hasty Choices

I learned a lesson this week about making hasty choices. I'm in a book club – it has nothing to do with pupil transportation or the law, and I just…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Stop-Arm Violation Education and Enforcement

Studies show that surveillance cameras can help reduce crime in some cases. Police have had some success. But will stop-arm cameras and the enforcement of the stop-arm law reduce the…
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 September 2014 15:00

Technology Ensures School Bus Drivers Are Sober Behind the Wheel

Recently, I attended a presentation at the Rochester Area Transportation Supervisor's Association in New York State on Drug and Alcohol awareness to meet U.S. federal requirements as stated in law…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

The Guts to Really Be Fair, Firm and Consistent

One of the workshop sessions I particularly enjoy teaching is a class for new supervisors/directors. Usually attendees are eager and even anxious to learn the "tips of the trade." There…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42

Roundup: Planning a 'Bus Targeting' Exercise

It was nearly one year ago that school bus driver Chuck Poland was shot and killed aboard his Alabama school bus as 21 students watched in horror.
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 April 2014 05:42