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Larry Thorton, safety training specialist for Education Services Center Region 6 in Huntsville, Texas, shows a Klein ISD school bus driver how to operate the high-tech simulator. (Photo courtesy of Klein ISD)

Update: NHTSA Moves School Bus Driver In-service Curriculum Online

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has followed the lead of school districts nationwide that are providing distance learning to students during COVID-19 closures...
Wisconsin school bus driver Rick Krause with student Arianna Peggs. Krause said he loves developing caring relationship with his students and their parents. Facebook/Parenting the Principal.

Wisconsin School Bus Driver Develops Mutual Respect With Student Riders

A Wisconsin school bus driver is developing caring relationships with his student riders and parents and gaining their respect, all while having fun. One of...
Amy Tiedens of Intermediate District #287 in Plymouth, Minnesota, returns to the TSD Conference to teach a session on How to Incorporate Positive Behavior Intervention and Support into a School Bus Environment. The session is one of several planned for this year to address student behavioral outbursts.

TSD Conference: On Your (Special Needs Student’s) Best Behavior

Behavior challenges on board school buses are nothing new, but they certainly seem to be worsening in recent years. And that’s on general routes. School...

Iowa Transportation Directors Say Seatbelts are a Step in Right Direction

As student transportation directors across Iowa are purchasing school buses with lap/shoulder seatbelts to comply with a new state law, many are in favor...
Stock photo of someone holding pepper spray.

Pepper Spray Incident on Connecticut School Bus Sends Children to Hospital

Some students were taken to the hospital after a Hartford (Connecticut) Public Schools bus was pepper-sprayed, the Hartford Courant reported. The pepper spray was...
Stock photo of student bullying on a school bus.

Lessons in Managing Student Behavior on the School Bus

It’s a great responsibility for school bus drivers to navigate the roads on a mission to safely deliver students to their schools and homes....
Speaker Patrick Mulick at the 2019 TSD Conference.

TSD Keynote Speaker Addresses Important Link Between Special Education, Transportation

Board-certified behavior analyst Patrick Mulick was a recent guest-star on a podcast, “The Autism Helper,” which aired on Nov. 18. Mulick discussed connecting the...
Interior of a school bus.

Behavior Program Launched After Student Fell Out of a Pennsylvania School...

The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania school board has announced a new positive behavior program to use on school buses that are carrying elementary students, with plans...
A student's mother fights with a school bus employee on Sept. 19, 2019. (Photo courtesy of CBS Denver.)

Watch: Denver Public Schools Transportation Employees Involved in Altercation with Parent

CBS Denver reported that a school bus driver, a paraprofessional and a 32-year-old mother of a child on the bus got into a physical...

Iowa Becomes Fifth State to Require Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts In School Buses

A new rule in Iowa will require that lap/shoulder seatbelts are installed in all new school buses ordered on or after Oct. 2, 2019....

July 2020

July 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on school bell times and...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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