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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...
Albin Weiler started driving a school bus in 2001 at Cobb County School District in Georgia. He is a is now a self-published author, who tells the story of his daily school bus driving career near Cleveland.

The 19-Year Journey of an Ohio School Bus Driver

Almost two decades as a school bus driver has kept Albin Weiler young at heart, and the students he normally transports have provided fodder...
School bus inspections are one of the transportation related items Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provided flexibility to in his Executive Order 20-20 relating to the COVID-19 closures. Image courtesy of Stertil Koni.

Indiana Governor Provides Student Transportation Departments with Flexibility

An executive order issued by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provides flexibility to school districts in how they conduct school bus drills, inspections and driver...
Three Wetzel County Schools employees saved a woman from a burning house while on their meal delivery route.

West Virginia School District Transportation Team Rescues Woman from House Fire

While en route to deliver meals to students in Wetzel Country, retired teacher’s aide Eva Rogalski, school nurse Tiffany Heinzman and school bus driver...
Tim Purvis, director of transportation for Poway Unified School District in California, has seen his share of industry changes throughout his 36-year career.

California Transportation Director Demonstrates Passion for Mentoring

Tim Purvis has nearly seen it all when it comes to school transportation operations in the Golden State. Purvis was a struggling college student...

Pennsylvania Law Seeks Continued Pay for Student Transporters During COVID-19 Closures

Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania announced on Thursday that all public K-12 schools are to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic...

Good to Great – What’s Preventing Your System from Being Great?

In his book “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … And Others Don’t,” James Collins states that “Good is the enemy...
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Update: COVID-19 Heroes Fund Seeks $25K Pay Increase for ‘Essential Workers’

A proposed plan that congressional Democrats hope to add to a fourth economic stimulus aims to provide premium pay for frontline workers for long...

Round Up: School Bus Drivers Test Positive for COVID-19 

Two school bus drivers in Ferguson-Florissant school district in Missouri died this past weekend after showing coronavirus symptoms, reported Riverfront Times. Both drivers reportedly...

June 2020

June Cover 2020
This month's issue of STN discusses the coronavirus pandemic and how transportation directors are preparing to transport...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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