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Friday, January 30, 2015
Bus driver accused of tying autistic student to seat

Guardians of the 3-year-old boy claim the Denver Public Schools driver tied the boy to his seat because he learned how to unbuckle his harness. A district spokesperson confirmed that the driver “was using an unapproved seat belt-like device," and the district is investigating the incident.



Bolstering specialized training for school bus drivers

More districts are including cross training among drivers of both general-education and special-needs students. This will enable them to step into a different bus situation and transport all students in their care safely.



Special-needs student dragged by bus

A 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was dragged about 15 feet as he was deboarding, possibly due to his jacket getting caught in a groove in the bus’ bottom step. The bus driver was distracted when the incident happened, according to a sheriff’s report.


More special-needs conferences to be held in California

The Office of School Transportation events, slated for April 14-15 and Nov. 17-18, will focus on when and how to transport children with special needs.


Collins names Kelli Kepler regional sales manager

Kepler has been with the Type A school bus manufacturer’s sales department for the last six years and has been working directly with Collins dealers.

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