Training School Bus Drivers for City Driving: Five Tips
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by Sonia Mastros
4d ago
As difficult and frustrating as city driving can be in an automobile, the problems are multiplied when driving a school bus. Buses can be up to 45 feet long, which makes maneuvering them around city corners a real challenge. Plus, with a full load of passengers on board, it’s easy for school bus drivers to become stressed out, which can diminish their effectiveness in an emergency. The challenges your drivers face are going to be largely particular to your city. However, with proper training, there are certain strategies which will help mitigate the chances of problems while on city streets ..read more
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Solving the Stranded-Student Problem
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by Sonia Mastros
1w ago
 If you follow school bus safety news at all, it’s hard to avoid headlines about students being accidentally left behind on buses. It happens several times a year, at a minimum, and always causes concern. Sometimes the police are involved. Sometimes, careers are ruined for that one mistake alone ..read more
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Signs School Buses Are Over-Crowded: 12 Points
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by Sonia Mastros
1w ago
Out of all the jobs a school does, there's probably none that's more central or vital than protecting the students in its care. Unfortunately, it seems like there's been a rash of incidents lately with schools running buses that are dangerously overcrowded ..read more
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Reduce School Bus Idling
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by Sonia Mastros
1w ago
When managing a school bus transportation network, there are a lot of factors to keep track of, and sometimes it's easy to let the little things slip by. However, in the case of school bus idling, it's a little thing that adds up to big problems! Your drivers should be trained to avoid idling whenever possible and driving in such a way that minimizes the need for it ..read more
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Reasons to Reduce School Bus Idling
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by Sonia Mastros
3w ago
When managing a school bus transportation network, there are a lot of factors to keep track of, and sometimes it's easy to let the little things slip by. However, in the case of school bus idling, it's a little thing that adds up to big problems! Your drivers should be trained to avoid idling whenever possible and driving in such a way that minimizes the need for it ..read more
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Protecting Disabled Students From Bullying On The School Bus
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by Sonia Mastros
3w ago
Bullying is a hot topic at the moment, with many seeing the proliferation of bullying as one of the biggest problems in modern school districts. Administrators are under pressure to cut down on bullying and, in particular, shield disabled students from attacks which they often cannot defend themselves ..read more
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On-the-Fly Routing: Navigating Challenges When School Buses or Drivers Are Unavailable
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by Sonia Mastros
3w ago
Far too many school districts have difficulty recruiting and keeping bus drivers, often making do with a bare minimum number of drivers. This creates challenges in the best of times but can pose a serious problem if a driver is absent and no backup is available. Similar issues can arise if a bus has a major mechanical issue that can’t be fixed before the next route ..read more
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Timely School Bus Stops: Addressing the Consequences of Inaccurate Stop Time Adjustments
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by Sonia Mastros
1M ago
Most days, school bus passenger loading and unloading is safe and timely. Districts input pickup wait times (3 minutes is average) and drop-off times based on historical data their software provides. But complications including weather and traffic can impact bus routes as well as travel times ..read more
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School Bus Routing Software & Licenses
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by Sonia Mastros
1M ago
One definition of “change management” is that it is the intentional route traveled by an organization – school district or transportation service providers, for example – from where you are to where you want to be. There are few surprises if the change is strategic. But it’s harder when software licensing holds you back ..read more
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Student Data Dilemmas: Integrating SIS for Accurate and Up-to-Date Information in 2024
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by Sonia Mastros
1M ago
Every student record update begins with one person. And therein lies the challenge: If that one person’s pupil-information update within his or her specific records platform doesn’t integrate across all software platforms… Well, you’ve seen the result ..read more
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