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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...

The Oxygen Dependent Student on the School Bus

From time to time I am asked a series of questions regarding the requirement to transport oxygen on school buses. The...

Picking Your Battles

Recently I received a call from a frantic, newly appointed supervisor of transportation, who was overwhelmed by excessive calls from a parent of a...

March 2019

The March issue of School Transportation News focuses on transporting students with disabilities. The topics focus on proper...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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