The American School Bus Council and the industry's national associations participated in a Civil Rights Bus Ride ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Education to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Bob Riley closed the latest chapter of his professional career in student transportation with a letter to members of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation. Riley announced he would retire in December but stay on as executive director until his replacement, Charlie Hood, can take over.
School bus drivers have long relied on rearview mirrors, and more recently video cameras, to maximize safety, with some enjoying combination mirror/monitor camera systems. Now, Rosco Inc. has partnered with Thomas Built Buses to install its MOR-Vision on the Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus platform at the assembly line.
Some school districts have unusually high transportation costs because of varying student needs or sheer geography, with rural schools particularly challenged by scant resources. This week Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction announced it would provide financial aid to the tune of $5 million to 128 districts with above-average student transportation costs.
A group of students from the Buffalo City School District (BCSD) recently put together a public service announcement encouraging fellow students who ride the school bus to “Buckle Up!” with three-point, lap-shoulder seat belts.