Free Webinar: “Ask the Experts” Q & A on Wheelchair Securement

Safely transporting students with disabilities has long been one of the most difficult, litigious and often overlooked aspects of school transportation. This free webinar from Q’Straint/Sure-Lok, to be held on July 31 at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST, will shed more light on this topic.

School Bus Aide Arrested; Video of Student Assault

A Prince George’s County (Maryland) Schools bus aide was arrested over the weekend and held without bond after school bus video obtained by local police from the school district showed him beat a student with special needs during a route.

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Paper on Best-Practices for Special Needs

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses. 

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — Also, in other news, the AAP board announced on May 24, the departure of Dr. Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP as CEO/Executive VP, as her three-year contract has concluded. A national search is being launched to fill the position, the board noted.

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