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TSD Conference Session Discusses Transportation Adaptive Athlete Needs

FRISCO, Texas — A breakout session during the TSD Conference discussed options for removing barriers to transporting adaptive student-athletes. They compete in sports that...
Patrick Mulick, autism and behavior specialist for Auburn School District in Washington state, presented a heartwarming message to TSD Conference attendees on March 19, 2019.

TSD Attendees Get to the Heart of Service for Children with Disabilities

FRISCO, Texas — Patrick Mulick warned everyone. Mulick kicked off the last full day of training at the TSD Conference with the morning keynote...
TSD Conference keynote speaker Betsey Helfrich, an attorney for Mickes O’Toole, LLC., explained important legal issues on Sunday, March 17, 2019, with her workshop on cases that are impacting special needs transporters.

Legal Issues Draw Standing Room Only Crowds at TSD Conference

FRISCO, Texas — Workshops that discussed legal issues affecting transportation of students with disabilities proved to be a continuing strength of the annual TSD...
Pictured from left are: Bud Fears, central states regional sales manager for TSD Roadeo sponsor Q'STRAINT/Sure-Lok, with Logan Heckathorn and Stuart Stutzman of Plano ISD, who came in first place at the 2019 TSD Roadeo competition.

TSD: Texas Team Takes Home First Place in National TSD Roadeo

FRISCO, Texas — Logan Heckathorn and Stuart Stutzman tallied 881 out of a possible 972 points to capture their first TSD Roadeo championship. And...
Attendees meet and greet each other during the TSD Conference orientation session on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

TSD Conference Discusses Collaboration, Communication as Trust Building Tools

FRISCO, Texas — A recurrent theme during day two of the 2019 TSD Conference was how attendees can build trust in their own knowledge,...

Nominations Sought for Special-Needs Driver of the Year Award

The second annual “Special-Needs School Bus Driver of the Year” award opened Jan. 1, as AMF-Bruns is seeking bus drivers who have distinguished themselves...
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Feds Refocus on Inappropriate Seclusion & Restraint of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is rolling out a new initiative to address the possible inappropriate use of seclusion and restraint in the nation’s schools, but...
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Experts Advise Hard Stance to Prevent School Bus Crossing Deaths

Are more vigorous training and harsher penalties enough to prevent school bus stop incidents that are resulting in near misses, injuries and even death...

Child Seats That are Easier to Use Correctly are Safer Choices

KANSAS CITY — At the NASDPTS and NAPT meeting, Dr. Joseph O’Neil, a pediatrician from Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University School of...

Calif. Law Addresses School Buses Without 3-Point Seat Belts

California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation that requires all remaining school buses in operation statewide that are not equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts,...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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