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Flexibility Important When Transporting Head Start Students During Pandemic

The U.S. Office of Heard Start shared best practices during a webinar attended by 1,650 people on Wednesday, with the goal of alleviating some...
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Rethinking School Startup for Students with Special Needs

Getting vulnerable kids to school has always been challenging, but the spread of COVID-19 brings a whole new set of problems. How do you...
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Bob Rubin, Early Pioneer of School Bus Crash Safety, Dies

Following 45 years in the student transportation business, Bob Rubin passed away on May 22. He was the sales director for Easy Way Safety...
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...

From Transportation Noncompliance to Compliance: Collaboration for Success

In my position as a transportation consultant at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI...
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TSD Conference Postponed

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and evolving ramifications for student transporters nationwide, STN Media Group and School Transportation News has postponed the TSD...
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...

TSD Conference to Highlight Fundamentals of Special Needs Transportation

A special session planned for March 21 at the TSD Conference in Frisco, Texas, will provide attendees who transport students with disabilities and special...
Patrick Mulick, shown here speaking to TSD Conference attendees in 2019, returns to keynote in 2020.

Expert Speakers, Hands-On Training Coming to 2020 TSD Conference

Registration is now open for the 2020 Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs Conference and Trade Show. Register before Dec. 13 to receive...

August 2020

August 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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