School Bus Experts Debunk Inflammatory CBS Report

A recent CBS News report, which draws attention to a “stunning lack of oversight” of school bus drivers nationwide by describing several recent incidents of criminals behind the wheel, is incomplete and contains several inaccuracies that could alarm parents to the point of needlessly removing their children from school buses, an industry expert told STN.

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Social Media and School Bus Drivers

Social media has become an integral part of daily life for most individuals. As a result, it is seemingly impossible to go through the day without utilizing it for any given purpose. From employees to employers, social media affects everyone. This article discusses the use of social media as it relates to school transportation contractors. 

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What is the True Meaning of FAPE?

Riding the school bus is largely a privilege and not a right. Many states spell this out in their regulations. However, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates the related service of transportation as a right of certain students to receive a free and appropriate education, or FAPE, based upon their needs as related in their Individualized Education Program. Likewise, Title I and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act mandate that schools provide transportation service for low-income and at-risk students.

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