Friday, September 24, 2021

Special Reports

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School Buses Rolling Again as Students Head Back to School

According to a recent School Transportation News reader survey, 93 percent of 165 respondents said that their school district is offering full in-person learning...
Electric school bus operated by Ocean View School District in Oxnard, California,

Maintaining the Emerging Fleet of Electric School Buses

If successful, some $20 billion may ultimately come from Washington, D.C. lawmakers to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to...

Florida School District Bucks Governor’s Ban on Mask Mandate

As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, Florida school boards are looking for ways to protect teachers, staff and students from the virus, including...
Students at San Jose Unified School District preparing to board the school bus. The district starts the 2021-2022 year on Aug. 18. (Photo courtesy of Corrin Reynolds.)

New School Year Not Return to Normal California Directors Hoped For

Despite the 2021-2022 school year serving as a beacon of hope for “returning to normal” operations, California transportation directors shared that COVID-19 mitigation strategies...
Coronavirus school reopening concept. A boy student stands in front of school bus wearing a face mask and backpack with stop sign clearly visible.

Masking on School Buses: The Uncertainty Continues

As the school year resumes nationwide, questions related to masking on buses continue to loom.  Should students and drivers be required to wear face coverings?...

Battle Lines Drawn in Fight Over Quebec Consumption of Electric School Buses

While school bus manufacturers are generally on board with the government of Quebec’s plan to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals through the electrification...

September 2021

This issue of School Transportation News contains articles on federal funding for school bus Wi-fi, preparing for cyberthreats, and...

Buyer’s Guide 2021

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

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