Missouri districts are discussing running school bus operations amid low funding levels, even as the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education asked the state legislature for increased levels of school bus funding. Their goal is to cover 75 percent of district transportation costs within five years.
First Student has been Fairfield, Connecticut’s Public Schools’ student transportation provider for more than 20 years. While the district performs its own bus routing, in the summer of 2017, Fairfield hired First Student’s Planning Solutions group, a dedicated team of routing experts, to conduct a comprehensive study of its route plan.
During today’s STN webinar, Transfinder shared how routing is crucial to any school transportation operation, and how its solutions, including the company's soon-to-be-released Routefinder PLUS, can assist.
Independent School District 2142 (ISD 2142), known as St. Louis County Schools, is geographically the largest school district in the state of Minnesota. The district covers 4,200 square miles and its fleet drives over a million miles a year. As a rural district, located approximately 350 miles north of the capital and 50 miles from the Canadian border, staff struggled to find technology that met their needs.
The California State Assembly has voted to pass the School Start Time Bill, SB 328, which says it would give students more sleep time, by a 41-30 vote. It was then approved by the Senate, 23 to 13, and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. “Now that the 2018 session has concluded, the Governor has until the end of September to sign or veto the bills the Legislature sent to his desk,” explained State Senator John Moorlach, CPA, on his Facebook page.
Zonar Systems, a Seattle-based provider of school bus fleet management systems and services, shared how its year has consisted of encouraging company and industry collaboration.