Special Needs

Missouri Districts Cope with Low School Bus Funding

Missouri districts are discussing running school bus operations amid low funding levels, even as the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education asked the state legislature for increased levels of school bus funding. Their goal is to cover 75 percent of district transportation costs within five years.

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6-Year-Old Allowed to Ride School Bus With Cannabis Medicine

A new administrative court ruling requires a Northern California school district to allow a 6-year-old kindergartner with a severe form of epilepsy to ride the school bus with a prescribed cannabis oil-based pharmaceutical. The cannabidiol medicine is exclusively carried and administered by her LVN nurse upon onset of the girls epilepsy symptoms, including on the school bus she rides daily. The ruling could force student transporters nationwide to reevaluate current school district guidelines for transporting students with disabilities and special health care needs.

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School Bus Wheelchair Securement Webinar Addresses FAQs

A free webinar by School Transportation News and bus wheelchair securement manufacturer Q’Straint/Sure-Lok provided answers to commonly-asked questions about safely transporting students in wheelchairs on school buses.

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