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Extension for Calif. School Bus Child Alert Systems Up in Air

New emergency legislation to allow school districts an additional year to install electronic child alert systems to prompt school bus drivers to check for students at the end of routes…
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Fire Claims One-Fourth of Pa. District’s School Buses

Parkland School District near Allentown, Pennsylvania, was forced to cancel classes Friday after a fire destroyed 16 school buses and the bus barn, while also damaging almost a dozen more…
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Iowa Lawmakers Mull School Bus Funding, Ride Times

Iowa legislators differ on two bills, one of which would provide more state funding for student transportation costs while the other would increase the time limit for school bus rides.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 13:27

NASRO Prefers Trained SROs in Schools Over Armed Teachers

Following President Trump’s proposal of arming teachers with guns to prevent school attacks, the National Association of School Resource Officers advocated instead for trained school resource officers (SROs).
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Teen Brings Gun on School Bus, Shoots Self in Restroom

A seventh-grader of Jackson local school district died Tuesday morning at the hospital after bringing a gun on a school bus and shooting himself on school grounds.
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Schools, Law Enforcement Respond to Student Gun Threats

Just days after a deadly Florida school shooting that resulted in 17 fatalities and 14 wounded, school officials and law enforcement officers underscored the need for parental involvement and proper…
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Shooting Creates Somber Mood at Florida School Bus Meeting

Discussions around the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a recent Florida Association for Pupil Transportation directors meeting centered on the mental health of students as members struggled to…
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DOJ Told More Funding Needed for School Resource Officers

The National Association of School Resource Officers told the U.S. Department of Justice that more federal money is needed to carefully select and properly train law enforcement experts for every…
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Webinar Shares Updates, Strategies to Secure VW Funding

A webinar produced in association with the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo reviewed the current standing of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund and recommended next steps for parties wanting to make…
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Calif. Bill Seeks Delay of School Bus Child Check Requirement

State Sen. Tony Mendoza introduced a new bill that would grant school districts another year to implement electronic child reminder alarms in all of the state’s approximately 30,000 school buses.
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