There are many challenges that come with the job of driving a school bus, especially when students misbehave and cause distractions. A school bus company and elementary school in Palmer, Massachusetts, have partnered to create a program that encourages and rewards positive behavior from students on the school bus.
Demand is rising on all fronts for the video surveillance systems used to keep an eye on children riding the school bus — among suppliers working to meet customer demand, schools seeking accountability and parents who increasingly call for student monitoring.
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.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended, identifies 13 specific disabilities. They range from autism to orthopedic impairments to visual impairments.
Though recent acts of terrorism here and abroad have many on edge, school security professionals maintain that the more likely threat to children’s safety, particularly aboard yellow buses, is posed by friends and neighbors. This is why school bus drivers need to be vigilant and prepared for these “homegrown” acts of violence from district students and their parents.
Effective Oct. 1, 2010, a new final rule governing alcohol and drug testing for commercial drivers includes guidance on the types of drugs tested as well as the procedures and protocols to be used.
People pass judgment before they know the whole story. For example: A new student is added to one a route, and the driver immediately notice there is something different about him or her. The child may twitch nervously in their seat, or they may blurt out inappropriate comments without cause. What appears to be bad behavior is sometimes something that is uncontrollable, often times a disorder commonly referred to as Tourette’s syndrome.