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Texas School Districts Discuss CDC Guidelines for Transportation After Coronavirus

Two Texas transportation directors have developed plans and scenarios for operating their school buses at a reduced passenger capacity due to the recommendations issued...
A South Bend Community school corporation school bus parked in the community to serve as a hotspot for students who don't have access to internet during COVID-19 school closures. Photo courtesy of South Bend Community School Corporation.

Making Sense of the ‘New Normal’

It’s safe to say COVID-19 is the largest international disruptive force of the young 21st Century. Larger than the 9/11 attacks and the Great...
Crowd inside the train in rush hour

Time to Rethink the Use of Mass Transit in Student Transportation?

COVID-19 is wrecking many state and local budgets, as well as adding to our ever-growing federal deficit. As a major recipient of local funds,...
What physical distancing guidelines for students could look like on a school bus. Photo courtesy of Bob Morse.

Colorado Districts Piece Together COVID-19 Puzzle for New School Year

As summer approaches, directors have their end-of-school routines in place. Normally, they transport their last group of students and then send their bus drivers...

Missoula, Montana, County Public Schools Delivered Flowers for Mother’s Day

In addition to delivering meals to students during COVID-19 school closures, Missoula County Public School bus drivers in Montana delivered flowers on Friday in...
Ariel shot of a school bus yard

Virginia School District Furloughs Part-Time Workers

Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia furloughed its part-time school employees this week in response to closures forced by COVID-19, reported The Virginian Pilot. It...
A new program at West Clark Community Schools in Indiana encourages school bus drivers and aides to read to students. Photo courtesy of Karie Kahafer.

Indiana School Bus Drivers Read to Students During COVID-19 School Closures

An Indiana school district has gotten creative in finding ways to continue to foster the relationship between school bus drivers and student riders. While...
School bus driver at Knox Community School Corporation

School Bus Driver, Grandson Save Family from Gas Leak During Meal...

Gerald Shadrix and grandson Landen have been delivering meals to students in Starke County, Indiana since schools closed in-person learning a month ago. Little...
An employee of Suffolk Public Schools in Virginia organizes meals to be delivered to students during COVID-19 school closures. Facebook/Suffolk Public Schools

Coronavirus Pay: What About the School Bus Drivers?

Since the coronavirus took its grip, many school bus drivers have been getting paid, and are working to deliver meals as well as information...
Fronline workers at San Diego Unified in California, including school bus drivers and mechanics, are being paid time and half for helping with the district's COVID-19 response plan. Facebook/San Diego Unified School District

San Diego Unified Offers Hazard Pay to Frontline School Transportation Workers

In addition to ensuring its staff continues to draw paychecks during COVID-19 school closures, San Diego Unified School District in Southern California is paying...

May 2020

This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic, the installation of lap/shoulder seatbelts, and mock casualty...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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