New, Convertible Seating Solution from Blue Bird and HSM Offers Easy Transition to Seat Belts

FRISCO, Texas - In an announcement made at the Transporting Students with Disabilities (TSD) Conferencein Frisco, Texas, Blue Bird and supplier partner, HSM, announced an exclusive seating option that will be available for order for all Blue Bird and Micro Bird school buses in summer of 2017. This convertible solution allows the customer to change the seat back frame to have a three point or child-restraint seat without having to purchase all new seats for reinstallation into the bus.

Keynote Highlights Legalities of Transporting Students with Disabilities

FRISCO, Texas — Transporting students with special needs carries with it many regulations and procedures. Aside from the extended list of requirements, those involved with the transportation must fully comprehend the legal principals that are the motives for the procedures implemented.  That was the goal of general session on day five of the TSD Conference here.

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TSD Conference Keynote Davidson Delivers 'Precious Cargo'

FRISCO, Texas – After spending a year driving a special needs school bus, Craig Davidson wrote about his evolving relationship with each student who struggled physically, emotionally and socially, and how the “precious cargo” in his care changed his life.

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Attendee Perspective on TSD Conference: Monday

We sat down again today with Tony Pollard, transportation supervisor for Baldwin County Board of Education in Alabama to get his perspective on Monday’s sessions. Here’s what he had to say:

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Burns: When Student Behavior Is Not an IEP Issue

The title of the TSD Conference Sunday session, “Not All Behavior is an IEP Matter: The Case for Pushback,” certainly leaves us wondering what the rule really is. If behavior that’s at issue is not addressed in the IEP, then isn’t finding a way to minimize disruptive behavior a matter of discretion rather than mandate?

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