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Ohio Bill Seeks to Install Protective Barriers for School Bus Drivers

New legislation introduced in Ohio would allow school districts to install a protective barrier around or near the school bus driver compartment to limit...
Crowd inside the train in rush hour

Time to Rethink the Use of Mass Transit in Student Transportation?

COVID-19 is wrecking many state and local budgets, as well as adding to our ever-growing federal deficit. As a major recipient of local funds,...
Montana schools open their doors for the remainder of the 2019-2020, but so far school buses don't appear to be part of those plans.

Some Montana Schools Reopen Doors to Students Following Coronavirus Closures

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced last month that school districts had the option to reopen school buildings for in-person learning. While most schools are...
Roads and highways that are in desperate need of repair.

What Happens to School Transportation When the COVID-19 Dust Settles?

The million-dollar question remains: What does the school experience look like after the coronavirus pandemic, and what will it mean for student transportation? In...

You Don’t Miss Something, Until It’s Taken Away

The coronavirus has quickly taken away so much from our society. It is hard to wrap my head around it. This situation has provided...

Dean Transportation Drivers Deliver Thousands of Meals to Students Statewide

LANSING, Mich. – Dean Transportation bus drivers haven’t been sitting idly during the COVID-19 crisis and school shutdown. Instead, the company announced today its...

Getting Student Transportation Departments Ready for Summer During COVID-19 Era

Don’t you love it when people say, “You must really enjoy your summers?”  I would always smile and answer, “I sure do. It’s the...
School bus driver

Update: COVID-19 Heroes Fund Seeks $25K Pay Increase for ‘Essential Workers’

A proposed plan that congressional Democrats hope to add to a fourth economic stimulus aims to provide premium pay for frontline workers for long...
Dr. Gustavo Balderas speaks to National Conference on Education attendees after accepting the 2020 Superintendent of the Year award on Feb. 13.

Team First

Dr. Gustavo Balderas is all about the “we.” When his name was called as winner of the 2020 National Superintendent of the Year award on...

Experts Share Messages Promoting Mental, Physical Wellness for Student Transporters

Hope, honesty and being prepared to hunker down when needed are the three “H’s” that Dr. Stephen Sroka shared during the opening of a...

May 2020

This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic, the installation of lap/shoulder seatbelts, and mock casualty...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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