Transporting Hope: Empowering Student Transporters Amid COVID-19

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Julius Cesar, Ryan Hahn, Steve Miller, Dr. Adam Saenz & Dr. Stephen Sroka

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There is a lot of fear and uncertainty right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Some student transporters are remaining on the job, delivering food to students or medical supplies. Others are out of work and not getting paid. Regardless of their situation, industry professionals are feeling anxiety about the change, whether temporary or long-term, to our societal way of life. The economy is freefalling. Thoughts of mortality are increasing. Some people are literally going stir crazy by being pent up at home. But with every challenge come opportunities through hope. Join a discussion between a medical doctor, psychologist, student transporters and HR staff on what school districts and companies can do to continue providing service to their employees during this confusing and scary time. Health and wellness are top of mind right now. What resources are available for both physical and mental health? How can remote employees continue to hone their skills? What can the industry despite this crisis to recruit new school bus drivers? This webinar will take virtual questions from the audience and provide as many answers as possible.

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