Special Needs

EXPO Kicks off With Safety-Focused Sessions

RENO, Nev. — As the 22nd annual STN EXPO kicked off Saturday at the Grand Sierra Resort, child safety came to the forefront with two pre-conference workshops, the NHTSA Child Passenger Safety on School Buses and Writing a School Bus Evacuation Plan.

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Baltimore Riots Impact Student Transportation

School districts in the Baltimore area had to alter their transportation operations due to the unrest in the city this week related to protests that devolved into looting and clashes with police over the death of Freddie Gray.

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Pa. House Passes School Bus Driver EpiPen Bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would protect school bus drivers who administer epinephrine auto-injectors, or Epi-Pens, to students.

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Maine Team Crowned Special Needs Roadeo Champs

FRISCO, Texas — Maine took home the top prize Saturday night at the 18th Annual National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo, co-sponsored by School Transportation News and the National Association for Pupil Transportation. Drivers Lisa Gadway and Gregg McGoff from the Maine School Administrative District #49 earned first place for their performance in the competition.

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Student Transporter Shares About Living With a Disability

Ben Cockram's career trajectory is no different than many others in student transportation. He started out as a school bus driver and worked his way up the ranks to transportation manager. Yet Ben is different because he has lived with a minor case of cerebral palsy his entire life, a disability that has actually enabled him to have an adjunct career as motivational speaker.