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ASBC Names Burns a School Bus Champion at TSD

FRISCO, Texas — Peggy A. Burns, Esq. received a School Bus Champion Award from the American School Bus Council in recognition of 20 years of service to the industry. Burns is retiring at the end of this year.

Charlie Hood, the executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services and a member of the ASBC board, presented the bronze school bus trophy at the start of the Monday morning general session at the Transporting Students with Disabilities and Preschoolers National Conference.

Burns, a TSD Tenured Faculty member, then began her scheduled address “Things I Hope I’ve Taught You” that covered legal and compliance issues and best-practices to reduce liability and to increase the quality of service. She also thanked the several of the people who she’s worked with over the years in the industry as well as at her company Education Compliance Group. She also thanked husband Mike for his support as well as one of her sons, Steve, who was in attendance with his wife and young son.

Burns was then joined by Pete Meslin, the director of transportation at Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Southern California and her partner on the blog ClearanceLights.net. The two co-presented “The Guts of Leadership,” a title taken from the blog on developing the fortitude for taking on the toughest challenges in student transportation and using the situations to educate and motivate co-workers as well as parents, students and school administrators.

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