Analysis on and strategies for safely getting kids to and from school
Children deserve a quality education, and this means they need to be able to get to and from school ready to learn. The School Transportation Network aims to provide possible solutions and strategies to overcoming the challenges society faces when attempting to provide safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation for the nation's school children. It is presented by School Transportation News, a monthly news and feature magazine that reports on current events affecting school districts, school transporters, educators, parents, public policymakers, and the private enterprise that support them.
Mobile Resource Management Solutions Drive Safety & EfficiencyJohn Moscatelli (AT&T), Pat Mitchell (Mobile County, Ala., PS) and Craig Radtke (Boerne, Texas, ISD)Learn how AT&T's mobile solutions with GPS technology are helping to make school transportation more efficient and safer during this free webinar. AT&T’s mobile resource management solutions go beyond basic vehicle tracking to include vehicle diagnostic reporting, driver-to-dispatch communication via Enhanced Push-to-Talk devices, driver time management, and more. Join Mobile County Public Schools' Pat Mitchell and Boerne (Texas) ISD's Craig Radtke as they discuss transportation communication solutions with John Moscatelli, AT&T's director of transportation and AVL solutions.Read more >
Learn how AT&T's mobile solutions with GPS technology are helping to make school transportation more efficient and safer during this free webinar. AT&T’s mobile resource management solutions go beyond basic vehicle tracking to include vehicle diagnostic reporting, driver-to-dispatch communication via Enhanced Push-to-Talk devices, driver time management, and more. Join Mobile County Public Schools' Pat Mitchell and Boerne (Texas) ISD's Craig Radtke as they discuss transportation communication solutions with John Moscatelli, AT&T's director of transportation and AVL solutions.
School buses provides students with disabilities valuable travel training opportunities. Federal law requires that these students be provided with rides to and from school, and the yellow school bus is a vital part of educating those same children on how to rely on public, mass-transit services. The school bus teaches lessons on independence, self reliance and safety that can benefit students with disabilities for the rest of their lives. Join school transportation consultant Ted Finlayson-Schueler, owner of Safety Rules!, as he discusses how and why student transporters must understand the concept of travel training and offers suggestions on how to develop and implement concepts into their operations. He is scheduled to be joined by two special education teachers and a school psychologist from Clarkstown (N.Y.) Central School District.
In one year, school districts and bus companies must have two-way radio systems that comply with an FCC requirement for a minimum narrowband of 12.5 kHz from the current requirement of 25 kHz. Learn why it is imperative to ensure compliance in advance of the Jan. 1, 2013 deadline and what student transporters can expect in terms of coverage and infrastructure. This webinar is sponsored by Motorola.
Student transportation personnel are likely to see changes in the children under their watch. They see children when they are happy and excited, as well as when they are sick, hurt or upset. More than 100,000 children are missing and exploited, and 700,000 children are abused and neglected each year. Join Dr. Duane L. Dobbert, professor of forensic studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, to learn the nature and behavioral patterns of stranger child predators as well as the behavioral changes seen in children who may be abused. Dobbert will also discuss the critical role school bus drivers play in identifying child sexual predators and children who are being abused, and how drivers and student transportation departments should be involved with Amber Alert systems.
TSA conducts security exercises with various highway modal industry stakeholders each year. This Webcast will discuss the best practices and the lessons learned over six school transportation security exercises conducted since 2009. These exercises have included school transportation operators that operate from rural to large inner city areas, school districts, as well as federal, state and local first responder and law enforcement agencies.
Do you love the bus? Of course you do! But do you know how to set up a "Love the Bus" event for 2011? Are you ready to get the word out to your community AND encourage parents, teachers and school administrators to celebrate "Love the Bus?" This STN webcast will give you the ideas, tools and motivation needed to get an event going in your area. "Love the Bus 2011" is your chance to help create a local education campaign designed to raise awareness about school transportation and an opportunity to thank the hundreds of thousand of people who make the ride to school safe for more than 25 million school children daily. Join us and learn how to make "Love the Bus 2011" work for you!
Part I of this webinar series explains the theory behind why school bus safety begins and ends with the driver. This week's event will present the actions to take to persuade drivers to change their behaviors to avoid unsafe acts. If only the Missouri school bus drivers had been four seconds back and looking ahead, the accident would not have happened.
What can you do to prevent this happening in your district?
Almost every crash is caused by unsafe driver behaviors. The first of a two-part webinar concluding on Oct. 5, listen to two pupil transportation consultants discuss how school bus drivers can make school buses even safer for the students they transport. Learn the logic and theory of how to raise safety practices and reduce accidents, setting the stage for the practical steps necessary to raise safety practices to the next level.