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Seating Is Believing

While the yellow bus is the safest way for students to get to school, students with disabilities may in some cases require additional support to ensure their full safety, such…
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'Bodies Were Ricocheting' During Indiana School Bus Crash

A horrific rollover of a school bus transporting high school basketball players to a playoff game miraculously resulted in no life-threatening injuries but the incident provided the most recent sparks…
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TSD: Necessity of Direct Interactions, Broad Compassion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Collaboration, training and dignity are themes that dominated the discussions during this year's  25th Annual TSD Conference's training sessions on transporting students with disabilities and preschoolers.
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Defusing Violence in Students Requires Empathy, Consistency

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A session at the TSD Conference explored how young children exposed to violence at home can act out on school buses, and how student transporters can recognize…
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Bluth Closes TSD Career with Lessons Learned

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — TSD Conference attendees heard from transportation compliance expert Dr. Linda F. Bluth for a final time, as she discussed the topic of Individual Education Programs, or IEPs,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:16

Communication, Innovation Needed for Specialized Transport

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Student transporters need to not only think outside the box but do so smartly by communicating with school staff, parents and students when determining and executing specialized…
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Coping with Student Emergencies and Employee Relations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The third day of the TSD Conference covered an array of topics — some to the benefit of transportation departments busing special needs students, while others worked…
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Texas Team Wins 2016 Special Needs Roadeo Crown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 20th National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo is scheduled for next March in Frisco, Texas, outside of Dallas, and fittingly two locals prepared for the event in…
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Collaborating With Physical Therapists

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Saturday session at the Transporting Students with Disabilities Conference focused on physical therapy and transportation services, specifically how the two groups can better work together for…
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How to Better Serve Families of Children with Autism

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With one in 110 children diagnosed with a spectrum disorder, the growing number of parents who are struggling to deal with the issues of autism provides student…
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Successfully Transporting Students with Special Needs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The pathway to success for serving special needs students starts on the school bus. The groundwork to skillfully achieve this success was circulated during two sessions as…
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NJ Motion Sensor Law Recognized at Ceremony

New Jersey Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno recognized the passage of a law at a Tuesday ceremony, that will require all newly manufactured school buses in the state to be equipped…
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Video Has Drivers' Backs

Once considered a means to modify student behavior, at best, or capture proof of unruly conduct, onboard video systems are delivering a gold mine of data. Still, as more school…
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Webinar Discusses Propane's Low Cost of Ownership

There’s a reason why propane autogas has been the most popular choice of late to power school buses, namely the lower cost of ownership compared to any other available alt-fuel…
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