In the last 10 days, I’ve become aware of decisions and deliberations that have important implications. These newsworthy items provoked considerable thought on my part – I knew they were important...but were they important to school transportation professionals?
From time to time I am asked a series of questions regarding the requirement to transport oxygen on school buses.
In one of the most recent bursts of education reform in our nation, charter schools have become a common topic of conversation among educators. Proponents of charter schools and supporters of traditional public education vocally support or oppose the charter school movement. Regardless of your personal opinion about charter schools, 41 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico currently have charter school statutes. When it comes to charter schools, discussions about student transportation oftentimes is an afterthought.
Recently I received a call from a frantic, newly appointed supervisor of transportation, who was overwhelmed by excessive calls from a parent of a child with disabilities.
This article introduces technical information about the relationship between Medicaid Eligibility and Billing for Transportation Services. It is presented in a question answer format.
Familiarizing oneself with the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) final regulations is no simple matter.
Editor's note -- This article is the second in a two-part series discussing the definition of the related service transportation, discipline, behavior, alternative educational settings and expulsion from the school bus. In part two, the author focuses on Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, personnel training, transportation to charter schools and private school placements made by parents, multiple educational program sites and procedural safeguards and due process hearings.