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Final Rule on CDL Improvements

By the National School Transportation Association On July 31, 2002 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published new rules affecting commercial drivers and the CDL licensing program. The significance…
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School Bus Safety Data

The following information from the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the school transportation industry reflect and represent safety data at a glance regarding yellow school…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 18:05

School Transportation Safety Data

The following information from the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the school transportation industry reflect and represent safety data at a glance regarding yellow school…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 June 2018 12:01

IDEA Part B Final Regulations - Discipline Procedures

One of the difficult aspects of providing transportation service to students with disabilities is proper discipline on the bus. In Part B of the 1997 amendments to IDEA, the U.S.…
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Impact of Head Start

On Sept. 1, 2016, the Office of Head Start and the Administration for Children and Families published a new final rule, the first update of its kind since 1998, that relects best practices,…
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American Indian Head Start Program

American Indian Head Start supports a rich, diverse and unique Indian language, heritage and legacy. Programs are encouraged to integrate language and culture into their curriculum and program goals. There…
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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start

One of the major changes to the Head Start Reauthorization Act in October 1998 was the addition of services to Seasonal Farmworkers, their families and children.The program is designed to…
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Safety & Security Web Resources

"The Safety of School Transportation"By Derek Graham, North Carolina State Director & NASPDTS Past-PresidentFor SEEN Magazine (SouthEast Education Network) "Dear Colleague Guidance on Bullying and Harassment" and Fact Sheet Office…
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Safety & Security Federal Actions

The federal government of the United States has slowly begun to pay attention to the security of school bus transportation. Listed here are links to the federal initiatives taken to…
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Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

Pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (S.C. 1993, c. 16), the Canadian Federal government has created a number of motor vehicle safety regulations. Many of these regulations are patterned…
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School Transportation in Canada

An estimated 36,800 yellow school buses provide transportation daily to 2.5 million students, about 55% of Canada's K-12 student population.
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U.S. Federal Agencies

In the United States, state, national and local governments are entwined in the warp and woof of school bus service. Because of the overriding concern for the safety of the…
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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Altogether the U.S. Federal government has created 60 federal motor vehicle safety standards. Of these 37 apply to school buses. Of the 37, several were written specifically for the yellow…
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