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Students Inspire School Bus Driver to Go Back to School

A Massachusetts school bus driver said the students on his route inspired him to go back to school and complete his associate’s degree so...
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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...
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Nebraska Stuff the Bus Program Goes Virtual 

While the mission of Stuff the Bus, a United Way of Western Nebraska program, will remain the same with the goal to provide supplies...

It Takes a Pandemic to Prove The Power of Yellow

In lockstep with U.S. Department of Education requirements, an FAQ posted on the Maryland State Department of Education website points out that amid COVID-19...

STN Podcast Episode 13 – Adapting to COVID-19: Students Wearing Masks...

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...
A school bus driver at Diversified Transportation BC wears a face mask and shield, as British Columbia students load and unload the bus. The driver can not where the shield when they are driving. (Photo courtesy of Donna Holmgren.)

Screening Student Health Prior to Boarding School Bus Rife with Complexities

Among the biggest questions facing the industry as it proceeds into the new school year are how to determine if students have COVID-19 symptoms...
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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...

No ‘Easy Button’ Available to Student Transporters in Response to Coronavirus

As more state guidance becomes available and some school districts start transporting students again for summer school, health experts express concern regarding school transportation...
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Rethinking School Startup for Students with Special Needs

Getting vulnerable kids to school has always been challenging, but the spread of COVID-19 brings a whole new set of problems. How do you...
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.

Making Sense of the ‘New Normal’

It’s safe to say COVID-19 is the largest international disruptive force of the young 21st Century. Larger than the 9/11 attacks and the Great...

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...