The Keystone Local Schools District in LaGrange, Ohio recently acquired a used school bus purchased through unconventional fundraising methods sparked by a mechanic's joke. The transportation department teamed up with their local community to raise funds in unique ways including a can drive and a Zumba class.
James Czyz, a transportation manager for Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, Pa., was randomly selected last week from 220 participants in the Play2Win Games as the winner of an all-expenses-paid trip to the STN EXPO this month in Reno, Nev.
Earlene Scott has been a school bus driver for the Richland School District One in South Carolina for 34 years, and her career has culminated in much dedication, success and recognition. She is representative of the half-million school bus drivers nationwide who rise early in the morning and sometimes drive well into the evening to provide safe transport for students in their care.
The nation's third largest school bus contractor announced it recently completed negotiations for three school district conversions to contracted transportation service in Idaho, Pennsylvania and Vermont. The new long-term contracts will add more than 290 vehicles to STI's fleet and up revenue by $11 million for the current fiscal year, according to the company.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 1312, which amends Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to permit school buses to be 45 feet in length. Sen. Elder Vogel said he introduced the legislation to give school districts and school bus contractors the option to choose the most appropriate school buses based on their needs.