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Ohio School Bus Driver Saves Choking Kid

Up-to-date safety training quickly put into action by a school bus driver ensured that one of her young student riders was alive to greet her the next day.
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2018 Hurricane Season Better than 2017

While weather models show that a normal to above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is likely, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), student transporters along the U.S. coasts might…
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School Bus Associations Respond to NTSB Recommendations

National school transportation industry associations issued both supporting and dissenting responses to a new National Transportation Safety Board report examining two fatal school bus crashes. The report recommended, among other…
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Ohio School Bus Legend Sontag, Jr. Retiring

Not many people in their lifetime get to have an annual award named after them, but George Sontag, Jr., supervisor of transportation at Centerville City Schools in Ohio, has been honored that…
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NSTA Capitol Hill Testimony on FAST Act

Former National School Transportation Association President Dale Krapf recommended that the House Transportation Committee direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not move forward with implementing a hike in…
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Lawyers Discuss NJ Bus Crash

UPDATE — JUNE 8 — On May 31, the USA Today Network reported that the New Jersey Department of Education “told the Paramus schools superintendent in December that a school bus…
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NJ Mourns Student-Teacher School Bus Deaths

Paramus Public Schools in N.J. issued a statement on last week’s fatal crash involving one of its school buses that was engaged in a field trip and a dump truck.
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Extended School Bus Stop Arm Cuts Illegal Passing

Three school districts have found that extended stop arms help prevent motorists from illegally passing school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off students.
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‘School Bus Driver’ Inadequately Describes Duties

A new white paper published by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) concludes that the term “school bus driver” is insufficient in describing the profession…
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Alabama Student Honored for Stopping Drunk Driver

The Baldwin County Board of Education near Mobile, Ala., commended a 16-year-old high school student for convincing his inebriated school bus driver to pull over to the side of the…
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Erupting Hawaiian Volcano Disrupts Schools

Eruptions and fissures near the Kilauea Volcano produced conditions resulting in governmental alerts, school closures and school bus route modifications on the Big Island.
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Paper on Best-Practices for Special Needs

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses.  UPDATE — JUNE 8 — Also,…
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