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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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Cartersville City Schools Win Pupil Transportation Safety Award  Cartersville, GA Patch

Cartersville Wins Transportation Safety Award - Cartersville, GA - Cartersville City Schools keeps the focus on bus and student safety by requiring all drivers to ...


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.


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?


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 ...


Iowa Debating Lap-Shoulder Belts as School Bus Directors Witness Test Crash - STN Media  School Transportation News

Student transporters from across Iowa gathered in Des Moines this week to witness a test crash. Meanwhile, the State Board of Education is debating whether or ...


Judge signs order releasing 2020 education funding  webcenter11

Attorney General Kevin Clarkson today issued the following statement after Superior Court Judge Daniel Shally signed an order submitted jointly by attorneys ...


UPDATE: Legislature and Governor agree to fund schools until lawsuit is settled  KTUU.com

The Alaska Legislature has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Michael Dunleavy over a K-12 education funding dispute.


Dechand recognized for work as KSD Transportation Director  Shoshone News Press

KELLOGG – It's not everyday that someone from the Silver Valley gets state level recognition for the work they.


School Bus driver overtime pay over budget  Chesterfield Observer

Chronic issues with bus driver retention contributed to delays getting students to and from school this past year, frustrating many Chesterfield parents and school ...


Extended stop arms for school buses need testing  Daily Journal

(Fort Wayne) News-SentinelWhen a 9-year-old girl and her 6-year-old twin brothers were killed and a fourth student injured when struck by a pickup while ...


Skills Contest Yields Loudoun Winners  Loudoun Now

Two Loudoun school district mechanics have placed in the top 10 of a skills competition hosted by the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation. Mechanic II ...


VAPT Holds Mock School Bus Crash During Virginia Annual Conference - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Richmond Ambulance Authority, in conjunction with other safety partners and the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT), held a mock school ...


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 ...


Greener School Buses Highlighted at Texas School Transportation Expo  PRNewswire

DALLAS, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the weekend, the Propane Council of Texas partnered with its national counterpart, the Propane Education ...


Gwinnett schools honored for school bus safety  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Getting 130,000 students to and from school is no easy task. Gwinnett County Public Schools proved its commitment to safety when it received state recognition.


Trooper counts blessings, pushes seat belts  Valley News Live

A State Patrol sergeant returns to the streets after a long recovery from a devastating head-on collision.


Notice of Public Hearing - 2019-2020 Budget BCSD  Bennett County Booster

Notice of Public Hearing. Notice is hereby given that the School Board of the Bennett County School District 3-1 will conduct a public hearing in the Library ...


Forms for leaves and absences | United Federation of Teachers  United Federation of Teachers

Most of the forms below are PDF files. If you encounter any problems viewing PDFs on your computer, you may need to install the free Adobe Reader software.


State honoring Cartersville schools for training bus drivers to respond to medical and fire issues  MDJOnline.com

Cartersville City Schools' drivers are trained in how to deal with bus fires and some emergency medical issues — in addition to best ways to maneuver an 11-ton ...


Investigators say a fatal Iowa school bus fire was preventable; here's how Iowa may improve bus safety  Des Moines Register

Federal investigators this week said a fatal Iowa school bus fire in 2017 could have been prevented by stricter safety standards, including a fire suppression ...


Longtime school district transportation staff retire | Local News  Cody Enterprise

Two of the people who have coordinated the Cody School District transportation department over the years have retired.


Notice of Hearing: TCSD Proposed Budget 2019-2020  Todd County Tribune

Notice of Hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING BY TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 66-1. Notice is hereby given that the School Board of the Todd County School ...


Iowa Gives Preliminary OK to Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts in New School Buses - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Iowa Board of Education has approved a preliminary requirement for lap/shoulder seatbelts to be included in the purchase of all new school buses.


Richmond, Chesterfield crews simulate rollover school bus rescue  WWBT NBC12 News

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Emergency crews from Richmond and Chesterfield were busy Wednesday preparing for a worst-case scenario: a school bus rollover ...


District 181 looks at saving $132,000 with the elimination of bus routes to Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills middle s  Chicago Tribune

Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 is considering the elimination of three of its school bus routes for the 2019-20 school year, a move that could ...


Hanover Area will try to recover more than $47K in overpayments  Citizens Voice

The Hanover Area School District will try to recover more than $47,000 in overpayments from two van-*service* providers, Solicitor Jack Dean said Friday.


Tennessee Highway Patrol inspecting all school buses to ensure student safety this fall  WRCB-TV

Every bus gets inspected yearly. However, throughout the year, troopers will do random inspections to make sure the buses still run properly.


Port Angeles first-grader wins bus safety poster contest  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District has announced that Veronica Schaefermeyer has won its 2019 School Bus Safety Poster Contest.


Mock school bus crash prepares Virginia schools for ‘worst-case scenario’  8News

A school bus crash was simulated in Wednesday to prepare Virginia schools for the 'worst-case scenario.'


Betsy DeVos, U.S. education secretary, promotes school choice during Taylors visit  Greenville News

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be in Greenville to promote a new federal school choice program to subsidize private school education.


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.


Gov. John Carney signs $4.4 billion 2020 budget  Delaware Business Times

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday signed a $4.4 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget plan.


Sharon-Mutual bond vote July 9 | News  WoodwardNews.net

The Sharon-Mutual school bond is coming to a vote on July 9 and school officials are asking the community to not only consider what the improvements could do ...


UPS: Instructors don't need 2 years of CDL experience  Supply Chain Dive

UPS says its driving instructors don't need two years of CDL experience to train new UPS drivers, according to an exemption request the logistics company filed ...


Longer school bus stop arms not in plans for FWCS | Schools | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Cost and effectiveness are factoring into Fort Wayne Community Schools' decision to hold off on equipping school buses with extended stop arms to prevent ...


Industry Responses Trickle in on NTSB School Bus Fire Recommendations - STN Media  School Transportation News

Aside from calling for universal school bus fire suppression systems and improved oversight on drivers with medical issues, the National Transportation Safety ...


Hastings bus driver wins state competition  Hastings Star Gazette

After an array of test questions, safety checks on a school bus and road course assessments, Hastings bus driver Denise Becker took home first place at an ...


Kalamazoo Public Schools getting electric school bus  MLive.com

The district will receive a 2020 71-passenger electric school bus.


Warrensburg school buses score 97% in state inspections | Education  The Daily Star-Journal

Almost 12000 school buses across across the state of Missouri were inspected by Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel during the Driver & Vehicle Safety ...


White Pigeon school board approves budget - News  Sturgis Journal

White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education approved the final amendment to the 2018-19 budget.


DPI distributes aid to Wisconsin schools  Hub City Times

For the City Times. MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction distributed funding to schools from numerous programs, totaling $1.8 billion, ...


Alexandria School Board sends operating levy to voters  Alexandria Echo Press

After discussions involving budget deficits this past year and into the future, the Alexandria School Board unanimously chose Monday night to send a ballot ...


Wayne School Board hires new high school volleyball coach; four seats up for fall election on board  Corydon Times

During the June 24 Wayne Community School Board meeting, Superintendent Dave Daughton asked the board to offer a coaching contract for the position of ...


Bus driver training held in Bessemer  Your Daily Globe.com

By TOM LAVENTURE tlaventure@yourdailyglobe.com BESSEMER — Northern Michigan has a perfent safety rating for busing kids to and from school, and.


School districts dispute residency requirements | News  Richmond Register

LLOYD Greenup County and Raceland Independent school officials will meet today with a state-appointed hearing officer to resolve a dispute about enrolling ...


D200 board wrestles with rising transportation costs | Articles | News | OakPark.com  Wednesday Journal

Members of the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education are urging district administrators to look more closely at the performance ...


Veto Day Analysis  MacIverInstitute

2019-21 Budget, Gov. Evers, Gov. Tony Evers, K-12 Funding, Transportation Funding, Veto, Vetoes, Welfare Reform. 105. MacIver News *Service* | July 3, 2019.


Joppa-Maple Grove Community Unit School District 38 Board of Education met March 25  Southwest Illinois News

Joppa-Maple Grove Community Unit School District 38 Board of Education met March 25. Here is the minutes provided by the board: Presidnet Reames called ...


Road plans offers model for education success | Opinion  Edmond Sun

I was intrigued when an attendee at a recent legislative town hall suggested Oklahoma should have an eight-year funding plan for education modeled after the ...


Lakewood's explosive growth is hurting us. We want a say in land development, board says.  NJ.com

The school board will vote on a resolution expressing their concern with the township's growth and requesting notification of development applications.


Sartell-St. Stephen to ask voters for $1.8 million levy in November  St. Cloud Times

Sartell-St. Stephen school board voted Monday night to include operating levy question on the November ballot. Voters rejected this levy in 2018.


Special education report sees rise in out-of-district-placements  Montclair Local

A special education report for the Montclair school districts found a decrease in overall enrollment, but a rise in out-of-district placements.


School leaders worry about budget's effects on Impact Aid  Arizona Education News Service

As the Oct. 1st Congressional budget deadline nears, public school leaders are concerned about how it will effect Impact Aid they receive from the federal ...


Suburban "Pushback" Feared On Magnets  New Haven Independent

The last time New Haven tried to charge tuition for its inter-district magnet schools, state lawmakers told the city, “Nice try.” This time, school officials are treading ...


Wold receives pupil transportation award - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal  Fergus Falls Daily Journal

You have read 1 of 10 articles. Log In or Subscribe. The Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation awarded Donna Wold of Underwood School an ...


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.


Debunking MaST rumors | Letters To Editor  Carolinacoastonline

Morehead City, N.C.. July 12, 2019. TO THE EDITOR: Our Board did not illegally close MaST. We did not vote to close MaST on June 20. With a limited amount ...


Understanding the 2019-20 Akron School budget  Akron News-reporter

Akron School District's 2019-20 budget is up and ready for viewing. The school district always posts their final budget on their website and includes a guide to ...


Boylston and West Boylston calendars - The Item  Worcester Telegram

BOYLSTON Library Children's Programs: Boylston Public Library, 695 Main St. For information or to register, call (508) 869-2371. Tour of the Worcester Art ...


Sedgwick County Health Center partners with HealthONE to provide telemedicine neurology and psychiatry services  Julesburg Advocate

HealthONE's HealthONE Virtual Network (H1VN) is now providing telemedicine stroke-neurology, acute-neurology, and psychiatry services to Sedgwick County ...


Little Silver superintendent: Extraordinary aid would be appreciated  centraljersey.com

The superintendent of the Borough of Little Silver's school district is hoping an increase in extraordinary aid will help support the cost of sending some special ...


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 ...


Berlin and Bolton calendars - The Item  Worcester Telegram

BERLIN Library Programs: Berlin Public Library, 23 Carter St. For information or to register, email sfoster@cwmars.org or call (978) 838-2812. Story Time, 10:30 ...


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 ...


Public Notices  Massapequa Post

Notice is hereby given thatan order granted by theSupreme Court, NassauCounty, on the 29th day ofJune, 2019, bearing IndexNo. 604004/2019, a copy ofwhich ...


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 ...


Unified drops bus provider Durham after more than 20 years  Journal Times

RACINE — After more than 20 years with busing provided by Durham School Services, the Racine Unified School Board has decided to go with a different ...


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 ...


I Can See You, Now - STN Media  School Transportation News

When Winter Storm Avery struck New York City last November, the flurries weren't strictly snow and ice. The storm immobilized traffic, including thousands of ...


Career of School Bus Industry Stalwart Carlisle Beasley Spanned 6 Decades - STN Media  School Transportation News

Carlisle Beasley, a former member of the School Transportation News editorial board and a National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Hall of Fame ...


Facing his first crisis, Carranza fired a top official. But can he fix New York City's yellow bus system?  Chalkbeat New York

Just days after responding to the city's school bus crisis by firing a top official and reassigning another, schools Chancellor Richard Carranza put his staff on ...


Transportation director: Illegal passes on school buses down but needs to be zero - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. — Any number of illegal passes on school buses does not make Kanawha County Schools Transportation Director Brette Fraley ...


Study Claims $200M Can be Cut from NJ School Transportation Budget - STN Media  School Transportation News

A provocative new study claims New Jersey could cut $200 million in its annual school transportation costs. “The percentage of special needs students proved to ...


Texas Districts Confirm Safety Vision's Dedication to School Bus Industry - STN Media  School Transportation News

For the last three years, we here at Safety Vision have been dedicated to growing our business in the pupil transportation industry. As we've delved into the ins ...


Arkansas school bus drivers report increase in illegal passing  KATV

According to the Arkansas Department of Education, local school bus drivers recently reported 884 instances of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses ...


See per-pupil spending, revenues for 2017-18 for any Michigan school district, charter school  MLive.com

Michigan public schools spent an average of $10548 per student in 2017-18, up 3.3% from $10209 in 2016-17.


DOE's transportation chief fired after week from hell  New York Post

Goldstein was fired after an embarrassing slew of busing mishaps marred the start of the school year.


Communications, Tracking Devices Required for all NYC School Buses - STN Media  School Transportation News

The Student Transportation Oversight Package (STOP) was designed to avoid the back to school “nightmares” and give more transparency to parents in New ...


After Parent's 'Gut-Wrenching' Testimony, Next Step in City Council School Bus Reform  Gotham Gazette

Council Member Justin Brannan (photo: John McCarten\City Council). Sally Kabel was diagnosed with infant leukemia at ten months old, the treatment for which ...


City Council passes bill to track school buses with GPS  PIX11 New York

NEW YORK -- Next school year, NYC parents will be able to track their child's school bus like you can do with Uber right now. The new legislation is part of a ...


Top DOE official reassigned amid transportation crisis resigns  New York Post

Embattled top Department of Education administrator Elizabeth Rose has resigned, The Post has learned.


Feds open probe into city contracts awarded to NYC's private school bus companies: sources  New York Daily News

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into city contracts awarded to private companies that operate New York City's massive yellow school bus ...


Shortage Of School Bus Drivers Sparks Concern In New York  Daily Voice

The wheels on the bus go round and round, but they require someone behind the wheel to drive them.New York school districts are facing a shortage of bus ...


Video: A Seaman School District bus driver proves her expertise behind the wheel  WIBW

School bus driver Kristine Abernathy takes home second place in this year's annual Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association's school bus safety ...


End the School Bus Nightmares for New York Families  New York Times

New York City must build a school bus system that works for the students it is intended to serve.


Ex-MNPS employee responsible for heading 1971 desegregation plan, dies at 83  The Tennessean

Ezra Carlisle Beasley was responsible for implementing school desegregation in Nashville, one of the country's earliest. Beasley died Monday at 83.


Most New York districts cite shortage of school bus drivers  CNYcentral.com

New York school districts say they need more bus drivers. A report released Thursday says a shortage of drivers is the top concern of 60 percent of school ...


DOE probing alleged school bus driver approval fraud  New York Post

The Department of Education is investigating allegations that more than 100 people were fraudulently approved to work as city school-bus drivers when their ...


Ameren Illinois eager to add electric school buses to its territory  Energy News Network

The utility has been hosting webinars and meetings to promote electric school buses and funding opportunities.


Staten Islander to oversee city's school transportation  SILive.com

Kevin Moran was appointed to oversee the Office of Pupil Transportation.


Is NJ's $1.2B School Transportation System Ripe for Savings?  NJ Spotlight

School districts spend more each year ferrying pupils than on school administration and capital improvements. A new report suggests big economies are ...


Wirelessly Improving School Bus Efficiency and Communication - STN Media  School Transportation News

A problem that is often echoed in the pupil transportation industry is the lack of communication when it comes to school bus issues. This issue can be combated ...


City Council passes bills to increase oversight of school bus services  SILive.com

The package of bills comes after reports of bus mishaps at the start of the school year.


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