SBF - Newsline Thursday Edition
June 23, 2017
School System Recruits Support Staff as Bus Drivers

The North Carolina school system makes driving a bus a requirement for new custodians, cafeteria workers, and teaching assistants to deal with an ongoing driver shortage.

What Do Kids Talk About on the Bus? Former Driver Tells All in New Book

Tom Brandon, a retired school bus driver and teacher, shares insightful and humorous conversations from children who rode his bus over the years.

Leadership Program Provides Path for Advancement

A new initiative helps Jefferson County Public Schools attract, retain, and grow potential managers from within.

Texas District Awarded for Video on School Bus Rules

The San Antonio ISD wins a Bronze Telly for the spot, in which an animated trainer teaches students how to safely ride the bus.

Coaches Fired for Reportedly Taking School Bus on ‘Beer Run’

A store clerk reports the two high school basketball coaches for taking a school bus during a three-day camp on an alcohol free college campus to buy beer. High school officials fire them.

Mayor Tours Durham School Bus Facility in Iowa

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart says that the visit “enlightened me about all the work that goes into getting our students to school safely.”

Titan Bus Adds National Bus Sales as Newest Dealer

National Bus Sales will cover six states as a distributor for the new Type A school bus manufacturer.

Electric Bus Manufacturer to Tour School Bus in California

GreenPower Motor Co. demonstrates its Synapse 72 all-electric Type D school bus to 18 districts and charter schools that have received state grants for electric school buses. 

Driver Location, Behavior App

Fleetio Drive uses the built-in sensors in drivers’ smartphones to track trip distance, location, and the duration of driving events such as phone usage, speeding, aggressive acceleration, and hard braking.

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