SPECIALIZED TRAINING

NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training

Friday, March 20
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(65 participant limit.)

This training session approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration teaches the proper securement of pre-school aged children in appropriate child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school bus seats. It provides the basic rules of proper CSRS usage and illustrates the most common mistakes made when installing CSRS in school buses. Continuing education units (5.5 CEUs) are approved by Safe Kids Worldwide for all registered attendees who complete the course work. This class is taught by certified instructors: Kathy Anneken of Easy Way Safety Services, Fred Doelker of Dean Transportation, Denise Donaldson of Safe Ride News, Sue Shutrump of Trumbull County (Ohio) ESC, and Charles Vits of IMMI/SafeGuard.

Register only for this course or add it to your main conference attendee registration. Fee: $149 through 2/14/20; $199 beginning 2/15/20

Dispatch — The Pulse of Special Needs Transportation

Friday, March 20
1 to 5 p.m.
(50 participant limit.)

This workshop will check the pulse of your operation’s dispatch to determine what is needed, life support or simply a bandage. Being a transportation dispatcher can be a stressful job, however, it sets the stage for organizational health or catastrophe. This interactive, four-hour workshop is built around the concept of the dispatcher as the pulse of your organization—the life blood of what you do. Dispatch controls information to and from the front-line staff who transport students with special needs. The case studies used in this workshop will allow the participant to practice what they have learned, network with other Dispatch professionals and walk away with real world considerations and techniques to improve the health of your organization through effective dispatch practices.

Add this course to your main conference attendee registration. Fee: $149 through 2/14/20; $199 beginning 2/15/20

Hands-on Emergency Evacuation Drill of a Special Needs Bus

Saturday, March 21
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(32 participant limit. Transportation to and from Frisco ISD as well as lunch are provided.)

Join student transportation experts in a classroom setting to review best practices for a successful emergency evacuation of students with disabilities and preschooler, followed by an exercise on a school bus that mimics a real-life route that is servicing students with various physical disabilities as well as younger riders. Complicating the exercise will then be the introduction of fake smoke on the bus to hinder the visibility of attendees as the practice evacuating the “children” during a fire. The instructors will time the participants on how quickly they can evacuate the bus. The seminar will provide instruction on the proper evacuation of students who ride in wheelchairs and who use various child safety restraint systems. Tools used by participants will include evacuation and fire blankets, belt cutters and more.

Add this course to your main conference attendee registration. Fee: $149 through 2/14/20; $199 beginning 2/15/20