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Don’t Be an IEP Afterthought—Transportation Is More Than a ‘Related Service’

It’s been three grueling hours. Accusations have been lobbed, tears have been shed, and brutal fights have played out over 15 minutes about more...

Transportation and Related-Service Staff Participation is Important at IEP Meetings

Transportation for children with disabilities requires thoughtful planning prior to initiating the school bus ride for the first time, and thereafter. Unequivocally, transportation is...

Paper Shares Best-Practices of Transporting Children with Special Needs

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses. A...
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Legal Advice Presented at TSD Conference on Avoiding Legal Minefields

FRISCO, TEXAS—Special needs attorney Julie Weatherly reviewed some common areas of confusion related to school bus services for students with disabilities and clarified issues...

#TSD2018 Kicks Off with Hands-On Training

FRISCO, TEXAS — The 2018 TSD Conference opened on Friday with several hands-on training sessions for transporters of students with disabilities and preschoolers for...

#TSD2018: Bus Training Aims for Special Needs Independence

The Individuals with Disabilities Act prescribes that students in special education programs who utilize school bus service as part of their Individualized Education Program...
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CSRS Decisions During IEP Avoid Seclusion, Restraint Issues

With updated federal guidelines on the limited use of seclusion and restraint for students with disabilities, student transporters need to communicate the use of...

The Guts to Keep Pushing

We've all been there. We make a suggestion that we're certain will make things better. Instead of being greeted with support or acceptance we're...

Having the Guts to Make Fewer Commitments

I did it again. I said the words "If I can help. . ." without thinking through the implications.  This time,...

Why Managing Food Allergies is a Complex Matter

Here are some facts about why it can be a complex matter to manage food allergy exposures, based on my personal experiences managing food...

May 2019

New school bus technology addresses illegal passing, child detection systems, student behavior on the bus and more....

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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