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Speaker Amy Scopac posing at the STN EXPO Reno 2019.

STN EXPO Reno Moves to November

As the world turns during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the STN EXPO Reno Conference & Trade Show has been rescheduled again for the first...
An entry-level school bus driver performs behind-the-wheel training. (Image courtesy of FMCSA.)

California Approves Virtual Training for School Bus Driver Certifications

As school districts grapple with bus driver training needs amid ongoing COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the California Department of Education’s Office of School Transportation...
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...

Using School Bus WiFi to Support Distance Learning

As many districts transition to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019–2020 school year, digital equity for students has become more imperative than...

Recorded Webinar: Rolling Out School Bus Wi-Fi Hotspots to Support Distance...

As schools remained closed due to COVID-19, many districts have transitioned to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. With this...
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.

School Bus Wi-Fi Hotspots Aide Student Learning During COVID-19 Closures

School buses are delivering broadband internet access in areas with limited or no internet access, to help students complete their school assignments while at...
School bus driving a rigorous road course

NSTA Cancels Summer Meeting, International School Bus Driver Competition

The National School Transportation Association announced that it is “deeply dismayed” that the novel coronavirus outbreak has resulted in the cancellation of the 2020...
Girl with Down Syndrome works with her teacher at home

District Support of Parental eLearning Development Vital for Students with Disabilities

As parents are learning to adapt to the challenges of homeschooling their children, several student transportation industry experts shared advice on how to utilize...
Industry experts discuss the importance of school officials regularly communicating with students and their families, even if it is virtually, during school closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Facebook/Evergreen Public Schools

Update: School District Employees Provide Community Connections During COVID-19 Closures

While some school districts have closed all school buildings for the remainder of the year and canceled in-person instruction, moving to an online distance...

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...