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Rural School Districts May Bear Brunt of Midyear 'Trigger' Cuts

Budget forecast for California: gloomy. When the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) announced a $3.7-billion state shortfall last week, school districts across the state, especially in rural counties, braced for midyear…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:37

Kansas to Hold Inaugural Special Needs School Bus Roadeo in 2012

The Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association (KSPTA) will hold its first-ever Special Needs Team Safety Competition in June to increase training opportunities for school bus drivers and aides.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:40

Smith Named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the appointment of Linda K. Smith as deputy assistant secretary and inter-departmental liaison for early childhood development under the U.S. Department of…
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Feds Discuss Transportation in New Fact Sheet on Charter Schools

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) released information earlier this month that seeks to answer commonly asked questions about charter schools, including the responsibility of transportation and…
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Minnesota Bus Driver Awarded For Protecting Students in Her Bus

A school bus driver recently was honored by the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation and her school district for her quick-thinking response to a stop-arm violation that could have endangered…
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Various Reasons Cited for Widespread Bus Driver Shortages

School districts all across the country are facing bus driver shortages for reasons as varied as the states themselves, despite an economy that has millions looking for work.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:08

Ind. School District Pursues Propane School Buses

The Tippecanoe School Corporation in Lafayette, Ind., received approval from the school board to purchase four new propane-powered conventional school buses and to pursue a $500,000 alternative-fuels grant.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:00