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R.I. Bus Driver Texting Bill Passes House

The school bus is the safest way for children to get to school, yet this can be compromised if the bus driver is texting or focusing on another distraction. April…
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Ohio Districts Receive Grants to Curb Bus Pollution

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded grants to the River Valley Local Schools and Seneca East Local Schools districts in order to help reduce school bus emissions.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:44

Are We There Yet?

As the debate over whether school districts should outsource student transportation services or keep the operations in-house continues, school districts must be aware of the conditions under which outsourcing should be considered in the first place.…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

Thomas Built Buses Donates Money to Schools

School bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses presented five schools across the country with $2,000 each as a prize for their winning entries in the company’s second annual photo contest.
  • Last modified on Monday, 06 April 2015 17:06

Second Chowchilla Kidnapper Granted Parole

A special parole board in San Luis Obispo, California granted a prison release last week to 63-year-old James Schoenfeld, one of three perpetrators in the infamous 1976 school bus kidnapping…
  • Last modified on Monday, 06 April 2015 16:23

Electric, CNG School Buses Showcased at Green Event

School bus dealer First Priority Bus Sales exhibited the eLion electric Type C school bus, the SSTe electric Type A from Trans Tech Bus and the Type C CNG bus…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 17:25

Enriquez Named New Director of Federal Head Start Program

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced the appointment of Dr. Blanca Estela Enriquez as the new director of the Office of Head Start at the 50th National…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:48

Taking a Dr. Seuss Approach to Student Transportation

There are many lessons that student transporters can learn from celebrated children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, said Pete Meslin during a session at the TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas last…
  • Last modified on Friday, 03 April 2015 10:22

Webinar to Discuss Problems of Water in Fuel

Clean Solutions, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. has announced an upcoming interactive webinar titled Water in Diesel Fuel – Best Practices for Getting it Out and Keeping it Out.
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NY School Bus Safety Day Shares Info with Parents

The New York School Bus Contractors Association and Suffolk Region PTA sponsored a demonstration to help parents better understand the safety features on modern school buses and the training requirements…
  • Last modified on Friday, 27 March 2015 15:04

TSD Concludes with Eye on Wheelchair Safety, Bus Behavior

FRISCO, Texas – The Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers National Conference concluded Wednesday with general sessions on wheelchairs and managing behaviors on the school bus.
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

TSD Session Focuses on Limiting Transportation Liability

Legal expert Peggy Burns and Mark Hinson, both of Education Compliance Group, offered tips for student transporters on what can be done to avoid liability at a TSD Conference session…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:01

TSD Session Shares Impact of Mental Illness on Bus Ride

FRISCO, Texas – Everyone has some type of mental psychosis, said TSD Tenured Faculty member Alexandra Robinson, but when it comes to outright mental illnesses student transporters have a responsibility…
  • Last modified on Friday, 27 March 2015 14:01