March 2019

    The March issue of School Transportation News focuses on transporting students with disabilities. The topics focus on proper securement, fire evacuation drills and video surveillance on the school bus.

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    Cover Story

    Proper Securement & Training Benefit Students
    There is no substitute for hands-on experience and training on the proper use of child safety restraint systems, to make the bus ride smoother for students who have special needs.

    Features

    Suppressing an Evacuation Challenge
    School bus fires are occurring too frequently. The stakes rise when students with disabilities are on board. When seconds matter, could fire suppression systems assist with emergency evacuations?

    2019 TSD Conference Preview

    The Great Communicator
    Meet legal expert Betsey Helfrich, Esq. who uses lessons learned from her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, plus the epidemic of bullying in schools, to share the power of communication with TSD attendees.

    Browse the Full TSD Conference Agenda

    This Month’s Advertisers Exhibiting at the TSD Trade Show

    Special Reports

    The Use of School Bus Video Surveillance
    On board video is an ideal way to record the every-day bus activities and issues. But frequent and proper review of footage is a challenge.

    Contracting for Special Education Transportation
    School districts are increasingly turning to third-party contractors, including rideshare services, as an alternative to the school bus for students who have disabilities and special needs.

    Sections

    Feedback
    Online
    Trends
    Ad Index
    Product Info
    Marketplace

    Columns

    Thought Leader by Robert T. Publewski
    Get the Right Air Conditioning System for Your Bus

    Thought Leader by Linda Bluth
    The Importance of Transportation, Related Service Staff Participation at IEP Meetings

    Editor’s Take by Ryan Gray
    The (Lack of) Data Problem

    Publisher’s Corner by Tony Corpin
    Safety Can be an Optical Illusion