Government

McKinney-Vento Update, Impact of Every Student Succeeds Acts Depends on the District

Aric Taylor and his colleagues in the Conroe (Texas) Independent School District’s transportation department have already reviewed changes to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act that go into effect on Oct. 1 and beyond. They’re committed to obeying federal provisions designed to help create stability and educational safe harbor for homeless children; they just haven’t determined what, if any, impact these changes will have on how they are currently serving their homeless students.

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Maryland Governor Allots Funds for School Bus Safety

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state will set aside more than a half million dollars to assist local law enforcement agencies with enforcing school bus safety laws, specifically to pay overtime hours to police officers who patrol school bus routes.

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Minnesota Asks FMCSA for Exemption from CDL Skills Test Regs

Minnesota requested a waiver from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be exempted from the test methods for federal CDL skills tests, as the state said its current model already complies with regulations but is more efficient than the federal model. 

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Increased Costs and Savings Tied to New Federal Emissions, Fuel Economy Regs

The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are targeting 24 percent in added reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption for school buses and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles over the next decade with new Phase 2 rules to cut greenhouse gases and improve fuel economy.

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