Browse nearly three dozen workshops and sessions that are planned for July 26-31.
The STN EXPO Reno, now in its 26th year, features discussions and strategies on implementing policies for:
- Lap-and-shoulder seat belt usage
- Dealing with the school bus driver and technician shortages
- Addressing security training needs
- Unlocking the value of onboard technologies
- Avoiding student dragging incidents
- And more
Attendees will also learn more about what the federal entry-level school bus driver training rules that go into effect next February will mean to their operations. Attendees will also hear about the impacts of charter schools and school choice, and understanding and embracing a multi-generational workforce.
Another timely session centers on the confusion many school bus drivers have about CBD oil that is derived from marijuana, but that does not contain THC. CBD is being heavily marketed, especially in states with laws that allow for medical or recreational marijuana use, as a nonintoxicating pain and stress reliever, as well as a sleep agent. But federal law prohibits commercial drivers from using any marijuana-based products, and drivers who mistakenly or otherwise take CBD oil are testing positive.
This summer’s STN EXPO also features keynote addresses by technology disruption expert Jim Harris, school security consultant Michael Dorn, and child safety advocate Les Nichols, who is the former executive vice president of the Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of America.
The STN EXPO Trade Show starts at 12:30 p.m. on July 30.
The EXPO starts the afternoon of July 26 with Day 1 of the Transportation Director Summit. The schedule continues the following day in Incline Village at Lake Tahoe.
Meanwhile, back in Reno, Saturday special training seminars include the NHTSA Child Passenger Safety on School Buses eight-hour workshop, full-day National School Bus Inspector training, half-day seminars on addressing behaviors on the school bus, taught by Patrick Mulick, and the return of “So, You Want to be a Transportation Supervisor?”
The early-bird registration price of $399 is valid through June 28.
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