Teena Mitchell Wins NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award

The NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award, which is sponsored by Q’Straint, was awarded during the NAPT Summit to Teena Mitchell, special needs coordinator for the transportation department at Greenville County Schools located in northwestern South Carolina.

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Peggy Stone Wins NAPT Continuing Education Leadership Award

Sponsor Thomas Built Buses awarded Peggy Stone, supervisor of transportation at the Elkview bus terminal for West Virginia’s Kanawha County Schools, with the NAPT Continuing Education Leadership Award in honor of eight years of industry professional development. 

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Photos: Sunday Presentations at NASDPTS Annual Conference

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services spent time on Sunday discussing some pressing issues currently surrounded by controversy, accusations and questions, including lap-shoulder belts and mobile data terminals aboard school buses as well as how federal school reform and criminal behavior by bus drivers affect the industry.

Webinar Presents a New Lease on School Bus Replacement

Leasing is a key ingredient in a formula for satisfying the fiscal appetites of school districts struggling to keep their fleets current in a time of continuing financial hardship, according to an industry analyst during a recent STN Webinar.

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Humble ISD School Teachers Receive $5,000 Donation from Propane Council

HUMBLE, Texas  – The national nonprofit Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) surprised teachers at River Pines Elementary School today with a $5,000 donation in recognition of Humble Independent School District’s efforts to maintain good stewardship of its economic and environmental resources by adding propane buses to its school transportation fleet. The donation is part of PERC’s nationwide campaign to educate parents, teachers and school officials about the benefits of using an alternative fuel like propane.