SBF - Special Needs
March 5, 2018
Parent Questions Past Use of Zip Ties to Secure Student Harnesses

A California father seeks an investigation into past use of zip ties on harnesses to restrain his son and other students. The district has ended the practice and now uses new safety vests. 

VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Special-Needs School Bus Driver

KVIE shares this snapshot of the career of Karen Sweet, a California driver who transports special-needs students. Sweet talks about the bond she has developed with the students and with their families over the last 29 years.

Help Special-Needs Students Strive for Success Through Mainstreaming

Transportation directors are legally required to accommodate students with disabilities to ensure access to education, but each case is different. Look for opportunities to include them with their able-bodied peers.

Indiana District Sees Success With Thomas Built Buses’ S.T.A.R.S. System

Hamilton Southeastern Schools reports that Thomas Built’s seat mounting system for special-needs buses helps keep floors clean and organized, and is easy to remove and install.

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