The director of transportation at Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Southern California won’t disappoint at this year’s TSD Conference. He is among our most popular speakers, year after year, because of the innovative and challenging ideas he brings to his sessions.
In March, HR expert Grace Kelly will speak to TSD Conference attendees about the intricacies of hiring and its unpleasant cousin, firing. The waters for both have become muddied amid the worsening of driver shortages nationwide.
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A member of the TSD Conference Tenured Faculty, Alexandra Robinson returns in March to share her insights from her 25-plus years of experience working with students with disabilities as a counselor and as a teacher of students with severe Autism.
Cheryl Wolf, one of TSD Conference’s Tenured Faculty members, may be soft-spoken, but has a passion for special needs transportation like no other. Which is why she is returning to the TSD Conference to lend her expertise from her years at the Lafayette School Corporation in Indiana.
Checking for students after a bus ride is an ongoing issue that garnered national attention in September after the tragic death of Hun Joon “Paul” Lee, a 19-year-old autistic student in Whittier, California. Lee died after being left behind on a school bus at the end of its route. He remained inside that bus for several hours during a heat wave until his body was discovered. As a result of this tragedy, many transportation operations, including the Pupil Transportation Cooperative, which operated the bus Lee rode, have re-evaluated and reformed their policies and procedures for driver post-trip inspections for students.