FRISCO, Texas — The first keynote speaker of the 2019 TSD Conference, legal expert Betsey Helfrich, started the morning off with a discussion on recent laws impacting special needs transporters.
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Other workshops throughout the day focused on such topics as crisis planning for special needs operations, pre-trip school bus inspections, FERPA compliance and information sharing, policies for reviewing school bus video, sensitivity training for student disabilities, and enhancing leadership in operations.
The annual OT/PT/Transporter Forum also discussed resources that are necessary to make better decisions for student riders and overcoming perplexing challenges in transporting students with disabilities.