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STN’s 2021 School Bus Technology Super Users

We recently learned about more student transporters nationwide who are using technology in a new or innovative way for their school bus operations. A full list of nominations is found below. Stay tuned for the September issue of School Transportation News and profiles on six of these individuals.

Ann Arbor and Birmingham districts
Ann Arbor and Birmingham (Mich.)
Technology used:

  • Child Detection Systems
  • Communications Systems
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Transportation Routing Software

Pete Bucholtz
Grand Ledge Public Schools (Mich.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Lighting & LEDs
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Stop-Arm Video Systems
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems

David Burgess
Prince George’s County Public Schools (D.C.)
Technology used:

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (Collision Mitigation)
  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Stop-Arm Video Systems
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

Shannon Carter
Weld County SD RE-3J (Colo.)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Transportation Routing Software

Arby Creach
Osceola District School (Fla.)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Health & Wellness Tech
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Stop-Arm Video Systems
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems
  • Wi-Fi/Onboard Student Connectivity

Malissa Duran
Orchard Farm (Mo.)
Technology used:

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (Collision Mitigation)
  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Stop-Arm Video Systems
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems

Katrina Falk
Shelby Eastern Schools (Ind.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Transportation Routing Software

Puya Goudarzi
Atlanta Public Schools (Ga.)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking

Mike Hardesty
Carroll County Public Schools (Md.)
Technology used:

  • Child Detection Systems
  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Stop-Arm Video Systems
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems

Thomasine Hassell
Craven County (N.C.)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Stop-Arm Video Systems
  • Video Security Systems

Ron Johnson
Indian Prairie SD (Ill.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

John Kerr
Central School District (Oreg.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • Transportation Routing Software

James Lynch
Charleston County School District (S.C.)
Technology used:

  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

Tim Lyons
Benton Community Schools (Iowa)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Health & Wellness Tech
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

Reaghan Mahaffey
Aspen School District (Colo.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Health & Wellness Tech
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems
  • Wi-Fi/Onboard Student Connectivity

Joe McMullen
Camden County Educational Services Commission (N.J.)
Technology used:

  • Transportation Routing Software

Tim Moore
Lauderdale County SD (Miss.)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems
  • Wi-Fi/Onboard Student Connectivity

Buck Myers
Union Local School District (Ohio)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems
  • Wi-Fi/Onboard Student Connectivity

John Pipkin
Round Rock ISD Transportation (Texas)
Technology used:

  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps

Matthew Plourde
Routr, LLC (N.Y.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

Tim Purvis
Poway USD (Calif.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

Lisa Riveros
Wichita Public Schools (Kans.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps

Gilbert Rosas
Stockton Unified School District (Calif.)
Technology used:

  • Health & Wellness Tech
  • Transportation Routing Software

Dr. Rudolph Saunders
Prince George’s County Public Schools (Md.)
Technology used:

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (Collision Mitigation)
  • Child Detection Systems
  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Stop-Arm Video Systems
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems

Avery Sponsler
Agua Fria Union High School District (Ariz.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

Brice Sunderland
Chaffey Joint Union HS District (Calif.)
Technology used:

  • Communications Systems
  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Health & Wellness Tech
  • Onboard Tablets/Mobile Data Terminals
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software
  • Video Security Systems

Forrest Tarver
Upper Darby School District (Pa.)
Technology used:

  • GPS/GIS/Vehicle Tracking
  • Student Tracking/RFID/Parent Communication Apps
  • Transportation Routing Software

Andy Turgeon
Knox County R1 School District (Mo.)
Technology used:

  • Health & Wellness Tech

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