Amid all the talk of school violence in the news, it is not if but when a student will ask, "Am I safe on this school bus?" You may only have a second or two to answer. What are you going to say and how do you say it?
NEW YORK -- The New York School Bus Contractors Association is renewing its call for budget initiatives that will help taxpayers and school districts save millions of dollars each year, along with the passage of school bus safety legislation that will make the ride safer for children who ride a yellow school bus to school and back each day.
A number of gun-related incidents on or around school buses prompted a question to one of the nation's pre-imminent school security experts: What can and should school bus drivers do to deter such cases?
Children with disabilities, like cerebral palsy, are more likely than other kids to be victims of bullying. The school bus is a place where these children are especially vulnerable. School transportation workers have an important role to play in keeping kids safe every day, and that extends to protecting the vulnerable from bullying. Along with teachers, administrators and parents, bus drivers can contribute to preventing harmful bullying.
Realizing the challenges faced by students who have to walk to school in the winter, an organization in Vermont arranged for the Winooski School District to receive school bus services as part of a winter transportation pilot program.