Safety & Security

Change Management

Your staff has been complaining about the arrival of “Big Brother.” Your announcement about the GPS on the buses this year was not met with technological enthusiasm.

NHTSA Looks to Bus Emergency Exits with NPRM

exitUpdate: Right before the start of the new year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that responded to a petition from the School Bus Manufacturers’ Technical Council concerning school bus emergency exits.

Getting the LED In

Drive no further than your local elementary school to be flashed with the latest in safety lighting: LEDs.

The technology has been around for more than 100 years, and today it can be seen in everything from building displays to televisions. And more and more school districts across the United States and Canada are turning to LEDs to light the way for children and motorists alike to navigate busy school zones. They flash on stop signs and speed limit markers, and they even automatically detect the presence of pedestrians and light up crosswalks.

LAUSD Honors Safe Drivers

LOS ANGELES — In the 30 years that Clarence Hutchison has been the transportation services manager for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), he cannot remember when they have not held annual awards to honor their safest drivers. “We used to belong to the National Safety Council, but that became too expensive to maintain. So we continued on our own, keeping the basic premise of preventable and non-preventable accidents,” said Hutchison.

Replanting the Seeds of Success

In the two years since Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, efforts to rebuild have been aided by a combination of community strength and strong leadership. School districts in these affected areas have pulled together to rejuvenate their buildings, programs and morale.