With NHTSA, NASDPTS, and now the NTSB calling for seat belts on new school buses, more districts than ever are getting onboard. Whether you’re just beginning to think about adding lap-shoulder belts, you’re on the verge of taking the plunge, or you’ve already upgraded and need a usage policy to get the most out of them, there’s someone you should meet.
Monica Coburn is the former transportation director of Indianapolis Public Schools, Franklin Township Schools, and Bartholomew County Schools, as well as the former president of the School Transportation Association of Indiana. Over her 16-year career, Monica transitioned two districts to belts, and she launched one of the most successful implementation and training programs in the country. Now, Monica works for SafeGuard, where she uses her first-hand knowledge to help other districts launch successful lap-shoulder seat belt programs of their own.
Recently, Monica sat down for a free STN webinar, which you can watch below. In it, she laid out the steps to take to make your transition to three-point belts as easy and painless as possible. From driver training to implementation and usage plans, Monica shares proven advice to make your seat belt program live up to its full potential. She also shares the huge impact seat belts had on improving discipline and reducing bullying on her school buses, and how they got the students to wear them.
During the webinar, look for Monica to explore three options for adding seat belts, so you can determine which path works best financially for your district. Plus, you’ll gain access to sample documents for parents, drivers and board members, as well as a step-by-step implementation guide, a usage policy and more.
Get the facts about seat belts on school buses and see how beneficial they can be to your students, drivers, and district, from someone who knows how to make them work for you. Watch this free STN webinar, below, with SafeGuard’s Monica Coburn today.