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STN EXPO Session: Healthcare Deadline Extension Gives Time to Plan and Prepare, Learn the Law PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sylvia Arroyo   
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:02

This session reminded attendees that, like businesses, school districts have one more year — until Jan. 1, 2015 — under Obamacare to provide health insurance to part-time employees who work 30 hours or more. It also stressed that transportation directors should use this extended time to calmly and effectively analyze their workforce in order to retain their services.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 14:18
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STN EXPO Session: Head Start is Collateral Casualty of Sequestration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Art Gissendaner   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:51

A session held last week at the 20th annual STN EXPO sought to suggest ways student transporters in Head Start programs could stop the hemorrhaging caused by the 5.27 percent sequestration reduction, and redistribute resources to mitigate the impact on the families participating in their programs.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:48
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Deadline Looms for Submitted Papers to Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ryan Gray   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:26

Paper submissions are due this Thursday for the TRB 93rd annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 12-16 in Washington, D.C, which features a section on school transportation.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:30
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Kentucky State Police Find Bus Driver at Fault in Crash that Killed 2 Preschoolers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michelle Fisher   
Monday, 29 July 2013 12:51

Last Wednesday Kentucky State Police released the cause of a 2012 Carroll County, Ky., school bus crash that took the lives of two preschool students in a Head Start program. 

Investigators said it was operator error on the part of the bus driver.

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Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 12:58
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STN EXPO Presenters Note Disaster Drills Are Group Activities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Art Gissendaner   
Monday, 29 July 2013 11:27

Entire communities respond to serious school bus crashes, so entire communities should be included in exercises designed to coordinate community resources during real events. This was the theme last week during a presentation titled “Developing a Mock Casualty Exercise” at the 20th annual STN EXPO in Reno.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:16
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