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American Academy of Pediatrics Says Students Need In-Person Instruction

Despite recommendations from other health experts that K-12 public school districts only send students to school on certain days if at all because of...
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Oregon ODE Guidance Requires PPE, Visual Screening of Students

Oregon student transportation directors are attempting to make sense of newly issued state requirements that drivers wear face masks, social distancing is maintained on...

North Carolina Reallocates $14M from School Bus Replacement Fund

Three separate bills were signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper in June to appropriate almost $14 million from the School Bus Replacement Fund...

BUS Act of 2020 Renews Nationwide Call for Seatbelts in School...

Democrat lawmakers continue their focus on seeking a national requirement for school bus lap/shoulder seatbelts with new legislation introduced in the House of Representatives....
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The Industry Needs to Rise Up to Challenges Presented by COVID-19

Dear school bus industry, it is time to wake up and realize what we have been doing won’t work. Times aren’t changing. They have...

New Jersey High School Utilizes School Buses for Graduation Ceremony

Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey recognized its graduating seniors with a modified celebration, due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced districts to cancel...

Thomas Built Buses Launches Delayed Warranty Start Program

PORTLAND, Ore. — Thomas Built Buses Inc. (TBB) announced today the “Delayed Warranty Start” program to assist customers with the effects of the COVID-19...
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Architectural Firm Considers School Buses as Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites

A team of architects at Perkins and Will’s New York City office developed a plan to retrofit school buses into mobile COVID-19 testing units...
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Texas Advises School Districts That Barriers Are Prohibited on School Buses

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding all state school districts that installing shields or barriers that separate the bus driver from the...
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Communication, Compassion And Trust

Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth, Mike Tyson famously said. Most of us have been directly impacted by COVID-19...

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...