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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...

States Consider School Buses in Plans for Volkswagen Funds

School Transportation News has reviewed information from all 50 U.S. states to determine how much each one planned to spend on school bus replacements with...

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,...

Shutrump Humbled By Grandolfo Special Needs Award at STN EXPO

Three weeks after receiving the Peter J. Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence at the STN EXPO in Reno, Nevada, for her service to students...

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...
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Special-Ed Attorney Jacobs Victim of Apparent Murder-Suicide

The body of special education attorney and frequent expert speaker Melinda Jacobs was found by local law enforcement officers on May 12 in an apparent...

Video Shows 8-Year-Old Autistic Girl Dragged Off School Bus

In Vacaville, California, an 8-year-old autistic girl was allegedly taunted and dragged off of a school bus, news outlets reported. A February 2018 video of...

March 2019

The March issue of School Transportation News focuses on transporting students with disabilities. The topics focus on proper...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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