Zonar, Child Check-Mate Partner to Comply with Calif. Law

Ahead of a California requirement for the coming school year that all school buses must be equipped with approved child safety alert systems that prompt drivers to check for students at the end of routes, Zonar Systems and Child Check-Mate System finalized an agreement to bring solutions to market.

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Technology to Support Every Student Need

Ask a group of student transportation drivers this question: “How many of you drive students with special needs?” You‘ll see a few hands go up from people who are thinking specifically of their assignment on a vehicle with a wheelchair lift, special restraints, or similar equipment. But then ask the same group, “How many of you drive a student with autism? With peanut allergies? A student who’s experiencing homelessness? A student in a difficult custody situation with pickup restrictions?” Eventually almost every hand will be in the air. When you dig into it, most of the students being transported to school every day have a unique need that the district and drivers must be aware of at all times.

Tornado Preparedness for School Bus Drivers

March 2, 2012 quickly became a more hectic day than usual for Henryville, Indiana school bus driver Angel Perry. Two super-cells, thunderstorms with rotation and a prolonged updraft, bore down on the town located 20 miles north of Louisville, Ky. One of the storms had a history of tornados.

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