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Walk and Bike to School Day Held Nationwide

Over 5,100 schools and hundred of thousands of students, parents and school officials participated yesterday in National Walk & Bike to School Day, an example of programs that are mostly run separately from school bus transportation.

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6-Year-Old Allowed to Ride School Bus With Cannabis Medicine

A new administrative court ruling requires a Northern California school district to allow a 6-year-old kindergartner with a severe form of epilepsy to ride the school bus with a prescribed cannabis oil-based pharmaceutical. The cannabidiol medicine is exclusively carried and administered by her LVN nurse upon onset of the girls epilepsy symptoms, including on the school bus she rides daily. The ruling could force student transporters nationwide to reevaluate current school district guidelines for transporting students with disabilities and special health care needs.

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How Will New FMCSA Diabetes Rule Affect School Bus Drivers?

Though a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration final rule that now allows commercial drivers who properly manage their diabetes to operate vehicles in interstate commerce does not explicitly apply to school bus drivers, the issue is expected to be a topic of discussion at school bus industry meetings this fall, if not sooner.

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Calif. State Legislature OKs Bill to Start School Later

The California State Assembly has voted to pass the School Start Time Bill, SB 328, which says it would give students more sleep time, by a 41-30 vote. It was then approved by the Senate, 23 to 13, and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. “Now that the 2018 session has concluded, the Governor has until the end of September to sign or veto the bills the Legislature sent to his desk,” explained State Senator John Moorlach, CPA, on his Facebook page.

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