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Pupil Transportation Safety Institute Introduces Online Academy Training Platform - STN Media  School Transportation News

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Some of PTSI's best-selling industry-leading courses are now being offered via the Online Academy training platform. The Online ...


Revised LED Standards Expected in 2020 National School Bus Specifications - STN Media  School Transportation News

The school transportation industry is seeing the light in instituting new standards that favor light-emitting diode (LED) lighting over incandescent bulbs. States ...


Staunton Hires Assistant City Manager  NBC 29 News

Leslie Beauregard has been named the assistant city manager for the City of Staunton. She will assume her new role with the city on October 7.


Law requires stopping for buses  Newton Kansan

In the 2018-19 school year, 102 drivers in Newton illegally passed stopped school buses, according to USD 373's transportation department.District director of ...


Pasco schools facing bus driver shortage as first day approaches  KEPR 19

Pasco School District is looking for bus drivers, but it's not a problem unique to the Tri-Cities. The shortage is nationwide. According to a study by the National ...


Worsening Weather Patterns Mean Additional Contingency Planning for School Bus Operators - STN Media  School Transportation News

Mother Nature may not always share her intentions in a timely manner, but fleet managers who are experienced with a range of inclement conditions, say ...


School bus traffic laws  WPEC

Back to school means sharing the road! One of the most important reminders on the first day of school is to slow down and stop when you see a school bus ...


Lorain County Avon Lake looks to new law to prosecute bus stop sign violators Joe Pagonakis  News 5 Cleveland

The city of Avon Lake is getting closer to passing an ordinance that would get much tougher on drivers who simply ignore and drive around school bus stop ...


President-Elect for Oregon Association Focuses on Training Opportunities - STN Media  School Transportation News

Sandi Miller started her career in pupil transportation as a bus driver. Since then, she has dedicated her interests to training programs and making sure all bus ...


Safety test bus crash shows results of students not wearing seat-belts  KCCI Des Moines

Transportation directors from around Iowa are saying Iowa school buses need lap-shoulder seat-belts. In a crash test, a bus is shown going 40 mph toward ...


Governor Signs NY School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Bill into Law - STN Media  School Transportation News

School districts across New York are now authorized to install video cameras on their buses to capture footage of motorists illegally passing stops where ...


Kentucky lawmaker proposes school bus safety legislation  WYMT News

As several schools across Kentucky start heading back to class, one lawmaker is pushing for legislation that he hopes will apply the brakes to drivers passing ...


Valley Unified bus drivers most skilled in Maine  fiddleheadfocus.com

The top two most skilled school bus drivers in Maine transport children right here in the St. John Valley, according to the results of the Maine Association for Pupil ...


Superintendent: Bonds would help MPS technology  Mcalester News Capital

Teachers watch a video of technology advances that ends with an artificial intelligent robot opening a door for another.


Facing A Driver Shortage, Pittsburgh Public School District Prepares For Bus Route Changes  90.5 WESA

Shortly after the sun rose on Tuesday morning, Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Anthony Hamlet boarded a school bus on the South Side.


NYC late installing required GPS devices on school buses, report states  SILive.com

New legislation requires GPS devices on all 9500 school buses by the 2019-2020 academic year.


'Check the Door Once More' to Avoid School Bus Dragging Incidents - STN Media  School Transportation News

In the past 10 years, 31 children across North America were dragged by their school bus, including two who were killed. While 29 children survived the physical ...


Knox County Schools had its first day back. How did student transportation go?  Knoxville News Sentinel

An increased flow of traffic and shortage of drivers led to some bus delays on Knox County School's first day of classes.


Unified's new busing contractor began Aug. 1, stood out for safety rating  Journal Times

RACINE — First Student, Racine Unified's new busing contractor, stood out to the district from other companies, in part, because of its safety record.


Avon Lake targets illegal bus passing - Chronicle-Telegram  Chronicle Telegram

AVON LAKE — With the school year starting soon, local police are stepping up enforcement for illegally passing school buses, and Avon Lake officials are ...


New equipment designed to alert drivers to stop for school buses  Biddeford Journal Tribune

WATERBORO – As opening day draws closer for Maine school children, one school district is beefing up their efforts to keep students safe as they get on and off ...


Alex Robinson, Mentor for Student Transportation Professionals - STN Media  School Transportation News

Editor's Note: This profile is part of an ongoing series on women who have made an impact in the school transportation industry. Starting her career as a ...


Clark County police receive $10000 grant to address school bus stop safety  Newsandtribune

CLARK COUNTY — With local schools back in session, Clark County law enforcement will be taking extra steps to protect kids as they are getting on and off ...


Latest NASDPTS Survey Reminds of School Bus Illegal Passing Dangers - STN Media  School Transportation News

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) said the results of its ninth annual illegal passing survey indicate over ...


Prefiled bill looks to require school bus stop sign cameras  WKYT

A prefiled bill in the Kentucky House looks to require all school buses to have stop-arm cameras installed by 2023.


Stertil-Koni notches record growth in first six months of 2019  MassTransitMag.com

Stertil-Koni achieved a record sales volume in the first two quarters of 2019, winning additional market share in both the municipal and public sectors acr...


Help (still) wanted: Cayuga County schools struggle with statewide bus driver shortage  Auburn Citizen

The Southern Cayuga Central School District needs three bus driving positions filled before the 2019-20 school year starts, and Loretta Van Horn said she is not ...


'Deaths are easily preventable': Indiana police get $380K for bus stop enforcement  WSBT-TV

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of Indiana police departments are getting a combined $380000 to boost traffic enforcement at school bus stops and help impose ...


Products, Solutions Displayed at STN EXPO Reno Trade Show - STN Media  School Transportation News

The 26th annual STN EXPO Reno Trade Show was held on July 30, with an informal Networking Extravaganza held the night before. Over 120 vendors ...


Stertil-Koni Posts Record Growth in First 6 Months of 2019 - STN Media  School Transportation News

STEVENSVILLE, Md. — Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni, which is well-known for its award-winning bus lifts and truck lifts, today announced that it ...


Lakewood busing: How a 1967 state law led to a $31 million tax hit  Asbury Park Press

Subscribers Only: When New Jersey mandated free busing for private school kids, no one imagined a district like Lakewood. Is it time to change the law?


Police remind drivers about safety around buses as school starts back up  WHSV

With school starting around the Valley it is important to be more aware of the school buses that will be on the road.


Iowa is One Step Away from Requiring Seatbelts on New School Buses - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Iowa State Board of Education has adopted rules requiring seatbelts on new school buses ordered on or after Oct. 2, 2019. The rules will return to the state's ...


Lakewood school bus deal with township fizzles  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood Mayor Raymond Coles says the school board can contract with a local private school busing consortium without the township getting involved.


Bus crash anniversary: What has Knox County Schools done to improve safety since the 2014 crash?  GoVolsXtra

In the five years since a Knox County school bus collision that killed two young girls and a teachers' aide, What actions has the school district taken to improve ...


Grant to hit school bus scofflaws | Police/Fire | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

The Fort Wayne Police Department is getting about $50000 to increase traffic enforcement at school bus stops, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday. Th ...


Legislation proposed to require cameras on school bus stop arms  Kentucky Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) -- Legislation has been proposed for the 2020 General Assembly that would require cameras on school bus stop arms by Aug. 1, 2023.


School Bus Driver Wins MVP Express Personnel Award - STN Media  School Transportation News

School bus driver Ken Patterson at Western Heights School District in Oklahoma has received the Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Express Personnel Award, ...


School bus drivers also in short supply | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Teachers aren't the only ones in high demand these days. In recent years, school districts across the U.S. have faced a shortage of bus drivers.


FMCSA Announces Partial Delay of Entry-Level Driver Training Rules - STN Media  School Transportation News

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) seeks to extend the compliance date for new entry-level driver training rules by exactly two years.


REI Provided Video Surveillance of the IPTA Crash-Test Demonstration - STN Media  School Transportation News

On July 15, the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association held a controlled bus crash demonstration in Des Moines, Iowa, to address child safety concerns, reported ...


Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. campaign promotes school bus safety  Pine Bluff Commercial

More than 6000 school buses will begin sharing the roadways with motorists, meaning school bus safety will again be a priority, according to a news release.


New State Law Allows School Districts To Install Stop-Arm Cameras On Buses  Daily Voice

A new law may give drivers planning to pass stopped school buses in New York pause, as they will soon be outfitted with stop-arm cameras to record drivers ...


KSDE reminds motorists of school bus stop arm law  The Topeka Capital-Journal

School buses are starting to travel Topeka roads again as drivers practice their routes for next week's first day of classes.The Kansas State Department of ...


Centennial school bus driver shines at international competition  The Intelligencer

Larry Hannon Jr. placed third in the conventional buses division of the 49th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Austin, Texas.


Parents livid after school buses with broken A/C left special-ed kids 'loopy'  New York Post

Staten Island mom Lauren Reinero was stunned when her three-year-old special needs son, Louis, got off the bus from his second day of summer school ...


Finding good bus drivers is a constant challenge for Knox County. Why is it so hard?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Ecco Transportation ran 21 bus routes for Knox County Schools last year, but the company dropped the contract, leaving the district to find new drivers to cover ...


STN EXPO Crowdsources Solutions to Pressing Industry Problems - STN Media  School Transportation News

Amid the tranquil setting of Incline Village in Reno's Lake Tahoe area, Transportation Director Summit participants and sponsor partners discussed how to be ...


Arkansas school bus safety campaign begins  Times Record

LITTLE ROCK — In just a few short weeks, more than 6000 school buses will begin sharing the roadways with motorists, meaning school bus safety will again ...


Iowa group wants seat belts mandatory on all school buses  KCRG

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - Hundreds of transportation directors from around Iowa are getting a better idea of what happens when a school bus crashes.


Durham Drivers And Monitors Of Memphis, Tenn. Ratify Contract With Teamsters Local 667  Yahoo Finance

New Agreement Covers Hundreds of Workers in Shelby County. MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday July 26, Durham School ...


School Bus Logistics Adds Director of Route Logistics - STN Media  School Transportation News

DENVER, Colo. — School Bus Logistics, LLC., the leader in logistics consulting and support to school districts across North America, has added a new staff ...


Grape Creek ISD responds to TEA report card grade  Standard-Times

Grape Creek ISD Superintendent Angie Smetana issued a statement following her school district's C rating from the Texas Education Agency.


School bus crashes prompt calls for seat belts, but will Tennessee ever pass such a law?  GoVolsXtra

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends all new school buses be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts. California, Florida, Louisiana, New ...


'Flashing Red. Kids Ahead' campaign begins  Camden News

CAMDEN — Over the next few days, school will begin throughout the state and the Arkansas Department of Education estimates that more than 6,000 school ...


East Aurora Schools end transportation for unvaccinated students  WKBW-TV

The fight against measles and other diseases is going a step further in East Aurora Schools.


Legislator Prefiles Bill to Put Cameras on School Bus Stop Arms  SurfKY News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/2/19) — Despite a bold red stop sign and flashing lights that illuminate when thousands of Kentucky's schoolchildren get on and off bright ...


How much did each NJ school district spend per student? See the breakdown here  NorthJersey.com

NJ school districts spent an average of $21866 per pupil last year. Who spend more and who spent less? Look up your district here.


Smile! You could soon be on stop-arm cameras  WHEC

August 06, 2019 06:57 PM. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Smile! You could soon be on camera. On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light for ...


Teachers From 5 States Cited As Teachers Of Excellence By National Driver Ed Teachers Association And The National Road Safety Foundation  Yahoo Finance

NEW YORK, July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Five driver education teachers from Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota and Vermont have been ...


Kanawha County working to recruit school bus drivers  WOWK 13 News

The start of a new school year is just around the corner and many school districts are scrambling to make sure they have enough bus drivers to get students to ...


L’Anse Creuse bus driver goes to international competition  The Macomb Daily

School is currently out for local students, but school bus drivers are getting an education in a variety of ways this summer.


Georgia Campaign Reminds Drivers of Back-to-School Driving Safety  Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine

Although alcohol used to be a prominent threat for fatal car accidents, distracted driving has taken the lead as a threat for safety around vehicles. With the school ...


Going the Extra Mile for School Choice: How five cities tackle the challenges of student transportation - Education Next  EducationNext

For families living in neighborhoods with low-performing schools, choice-friendly policies open up an array of options. Students can seek out district or charter ...


Library display raising awareness for children with special needs  The Recorder

GREENFIELD — It's not always clear where to turn to for help when you're parenting children with special needs, says Greenfield resident Jodi Falk.But this ...


North country public school districts face bus driver shortage  NNY360

As a new school year approaches, many north country school districts are struggling to find substitute bus drivers, partly because new state rules make it tougher ...


KSDE: New campaign brings awareness to Kansas school bus stop arm law  Salina Post

TOPEKA — Stop on Red, Kids Ahead is a new campaign launched by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to bring awareness to the Kansas ...


D65 spending to increase 6%  Evanston Now

The Evanston School District 65 School Board Finance Committee is scheduled Monday night to review a tentative budget of $141.6 million, 4% more than last ...


A Centennial Celebration of Suffrage: Josephine Corliss Preston: educator, suffragist, politician  The Seattle Times

Raised on a Minnesota prairie, Washington's first female statewide elected state official was a lifelong voracious reader and a confident, influential State ...


Electors at annual meeting OK $16.3 million Fort schools tax levy  Daily Union

Electors in the School District of Fort Atkinson have adopted a total tax levy of $16.3 million to help operate the schools during the 2019-20 school year.


7/19/2019 Bridger Valley Pioneer legal notices  Bridger Valley Pioneer

INVITATION TO BID. Sealed bids for the exterior remodel of the 1440 sq. ft. office building of the Bridger Valley Water Conservancy District located at 325 West ...


West Hancock's 2019 IASB legislative priorities | News  Mason City Globe Gazette

The West Hancock Community School District School Board has set their legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.


Special needs children left 'drenched in sweat' and 'loopy' after made to travel for hours in school buses wit  MEAWW

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK: Parents of special needs children all over the borough of Staten Island are incensed after they found that the bus company hired ...


Cheers and Jeers, Aug. 13  New Jersey Herald

Cheers ... From the opening rooster crow to the final closing of the gates, the 10-day, 79th edition of the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse ...


Major bus driver shortage in Middle Tennessee ahead of school year  WKRN News 2

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — People driving down Airport Road in Gallatin may see a school bus displayed with a sign advertising bus driver jobs ...


Gatekeeper Reports $4.3M Revenue and $0.6M Net Income in Record-Breaking Third Quarter  Yahoo Finance

Abbotsford, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 23, 2019) - Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (TSXV: GSI) (OTC: GKPRF) (FSE: 1GK) ('Gatekeeper' or the ...


GOOD NEWS: GCPS earns honors in Pupil Transportation Safety Awards  Gwinnettdailypost.com

Gwinnett County Public Schools was one of the 16 Georgia school systems recognized for going above and beyond to ensure safe and efficient student ...


54th Annual Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Conference Took Place at Shanty Creek Wednesday  9&10 News

Bus drivers from around the state took part in the 54th Annual Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Conference at Shanty Creek. The annual event ...


Your Turn, NH: Ann Lane, Pamela Brown and Dennis Senibaldi -- Governor Sununu's budget veto is right on education funding  The Union Leader

FOLLOWING GOV. Chris Sununu's recent veto of the state budget, several school administrators, school board members and the teachers' unions have publicly ...


Gwinnett County Schools Win Pupil Transportation Safety Award  Loganville, GA Patch

Gwinnett Win Pupil Transportation Safety Award - Loganville-Grayson, GA - Gwinnett County Schools requires 55 hours of classroom training and 20 hours of ...


Lakewood's state school aid on trial  Asbury Park Press

Subscribers Only: Arthur Lang, a math teacher at Lakewood High School, has waged a five-year legal fight to save the district's struggling public schools.


Highwood officials want to extend life of downtown taxing district marred by Great Recession  Chicago Tribune

Highwood officials want to extend the life of a downtown TIF district to try and finance more projects that can redevelop an area that includes Highwood City Hall.


Don Jarvis: Can we get taxes right?  Daily Herald

Our legislators have shown courage by stepping into the mine-field of tax reform.


School districts emphasize importance of bus drivers | Education  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

With school beginning this week, the Hardin County and Elizabethtown Independent school districts desperately are trying to recruit bus drivers before the ...


Juniper Ridge starting year in new facility  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Juniper Ridge Community School's new campus is almost ready for students.


Ohio Pupil Transportation Community Mourns Unexpected Death of State Director - STN Media  School Transportation News

Stephen Puchta, who last spring was named the director of field services and pupil transportation for the Ohio Department of Education, died early Wednesday.


WPLN Fact-Checked 31 Claims On Mayoral Campaign Websites. Here's What We Found.  WPLN

In the Nashville mayor's race, multiple claims made by candidates on their campaign websites rely on inaccurate statistics or arrive at simplistic.


Georgia Lawmakers Should Renew Their Commitment to Student Transportation  Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

In House Bill 31, the state of Georgia continues a pattern of shortchanging pupil transportation that triggers safety concerns and significant costs for local school ...


Not Your Parent's Carpool: Growth of Non-School Bus Transportation & Rideshare - STN Media  School Transportation News

Students riding to school in passenger vehicles is nothing new. What has changed is the person and companies that are driving them. As an alternative to taking ...


Local News, Schools receive mental health grant funds  Beloit Daily News

BELOIT - The School District of Beloit will receive $75,000 and the Turner School District will receive $13,122 in mental health grants from the Wisconsin ...


Letter: Sununu rightly prioritizes protecting state's economy | Letters To The Editor  Eagle-Tribune

To the editor: Following Gov. Chris Sununu's recent veto of the state budget, several school administrators, school board members and the teachers' unions ...


Idaho Governor Signs School Bus Safety Year Proclamation - STN Media  School Transportation News

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a proclamation for School Bus Safety Year, which was then presented last month at the Idaho Association of Pupil Transportation ...


New Buses For Portage Division  PortageOnline.com

When school resumes next month, the Portage School Division will be sporting four new buses. Superintendent Todd Cuddington talks about what's happening ...


Tennessee's school vouchers: 6 things we learned from the first draft of program rules  The Commercial Appeal

Correction: A previous version of this story miscalculated an example for household income for those eligible for vouchers in Tennessee. The story's example ...


State Education Board Votes to Move Forward with Requiring Seat Belts on Iowa School Buses  WHO TV Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Board of Education voted to move forward with a proposal to require seat belts in all brand new school buses. The Iowa ...


Exclusive: NYC Schools Chancellor Fires Head Of Pupil Transportation Over Bus Mishaps  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The head of pupil transportation for New York City schools has been fired after a nightmarish string of bus mishaps marred the ...


Texas Legislature Passes New School Bus Funding Formula - STN Media  School Transportation News

An overhaul of public school finance in Texas that could result in increasing the reimbursement for school bus transportation, highlights the three school-related ...


We Can End Racial Segregation in America  Jacobin magazine

For decades, government policy helped make segregation worse. But we can use the power of the government to reverse it in the twenty-first century. The now ...


CCSS wins state award for bus safety  Daily Tribune News

Cartersville City Schools Transportation Supervisor Kim Black accepts a Pupil Transportation Safety Award from State School Superintendent Richard Woods at ...


[From the Loveland School District] November 2019 Levy FAQ  Loveland Magazine

Note: This resource will be updated with answers to additional commonly asked questions. Helpful Resources Directions for accessing the information from your ...


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