Tuesday, August 11, 2020

(STN Podcast E19) COVID-19 & School Bus Driver Retention: Getting Back to School & Work Requires Care

As the discussion on whether schools should reopen to in-person instruction continues, learn about what the Republican proposal for COVID-19 federal funding and unemployment...

(STN Podcast E18) Local Solutions to a National Problem: Student Transporters Focus on Health & Safety

As federal, state and local guidance varies on reopening schools amid the coronavirus, two school districts—one in central Florida and one in southern Alberta,...

(STN Podcast E17) Transporting With Care: Guidance on School Re-opening & Student Mental Health

As some medical experts urge a return to in-person classes this fall, the STARTS Task Force released guidance to drive student transportation decisions during...

(STN Podcast E16) Ready to Transport: Indiana Transportation Director Shares Approved Back-to-School Plan

Efforts at the federal and state government levels are encouraging a return to school, but what does that mean for student transporters? Katrina Falk, director...

(STN Podcast E15) Are You Ready? Fall School Transportation Plans Being Finalized

School administration and transportation departments are cooperating to finalize guidelines and processes for when schools reopen and yellow buses start rolling. Parents are likewise...

(STN Podcast E14) – Leading in Uncertainty: Transportation Director Shares Post-Coronavirus Plan & Encouragement

With operational costs rising due to COVID-19 precautions and with budget dollars dropping, school district transportation departments are facing many questions about how to...

(STN Podcast E13) – Adapting to COVID-19: Students Wearing Masks & Physically Distancing on the Bus?

Transportation directors must balance many concerns—including state guidelines, health expert advice, district administration decisions, and parental anxiety—to run school bus routes during the new...

(STN Podcast E12) – Tool of Equity: Educational Access for all Students Amid COVID-19

As states release plans on school reopening after coronavirus closures, student transporters must ensure they can stay funded and compliant with health guidelines. Consultant Alexandra...

(STN Podcast E11) – Prep & Budget Smart: A Contractor Perspective on Post-Coronavirus School Startup

The June 15 school budget deadline is approaching. States are releasing guidance on what needs to happen to safely reopen schools after coronavirus. And...

(STN Podcast E10) – Moving Forward: Transportation Directors Share 2020-2021 School Bus Plans

School districts are getting creative with new bus technology and bell-time schedules for the upcoming school year. Hear from a rural Wisconsin school district...

August 2020

This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as well as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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

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