Friday, September 18, 2020

Special Needs

Coronavirus school reopening concept. A boy student stands in front of school bus wearing a face mask and backpack with stop sign clearly visible.

Experts Share COVID-19 Best Practices for School-Bus Child Safety Restraint Systems

One of the most popular School Transportation News webinars to date featured three school bus child passenger safety experts, who provided recommendations on balancing...
As school districts remain closed around the nation in response to the coronavirus, students are being forced to learn in a different way and in a different environment. This change is especially challenging for students with disabilities. Facebook/Auburn School District 408

Student Transporters Discuss What COVID-19 Means to Students with Disabilities

With nearly all school districts across the nation closed due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, many students are forced to learn remotely...
School bus drivers at Dean Transportation in Michigan wear blindfolds as one of their coworkers drives the school bus. The empathy training helps the drivers to understand the challenges that students with disabilities might be facing while in the school bus environment. (Photo courtesy of Fred Doelker)

School Bus Driver Training Focuses on Empathy for Students with Disabilities

Picture yourself sitting in the dentist’s chair. You recline and the dentist shoves as many cotton balls and tissues inside your mouth as possible....
Special needs driver Freddie Phillips received this year’s AMF-Bruns 2nd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year Award. Steve Barker (right), sales manager of AMF-Bruns presented Phillips with a check, along with Donna Broussard-Martin (left), transportation supervisor for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.

Nominations Open for Annual AMF-Bruns Special Needs Driver of Year Award

AMF-Bruns is seeking distinguished special needs school bus drivers that have significant accomplishments, heroic acts and innovations with its annual call for nominations. “Safety...
Photo by Camilo Jimenez, Unsplash.

Strangulation Death of 3-Year-Old School Bus Rider Ruled Accidental

The death of 3-year-old special needs passenger, who was reportedly found unconscious and not breathing on his Texas school bus before being pronounced dead...
Special needs driver Freddie Phillips received this year’s AMF-Bruns 2nd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year Award. Steve Barker (right), sales manager of AMF-Bruns presented Phillips with a check, along with Donna Broussard-Martin (left), transportation supervisor for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools.

AMF-Bruns Announces its Special-Needs School Bus Driver of Year Award

Freddie Phillips in Louisiana is the 2nd annual AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year. Phillips, who has been driving special needs...

September 2020

This month’s issue features articles on school bus technology and how it plays a role amid the new coronavirus...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information for state,...

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