SBF - Special Needs
February 1, 2016
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VIDEO: Former opera singer, now school bus driver

Earlier in life, Philip Bologna was an acclaimed singer who regaled opera crowds across the nation. Now, he transports special-needs students in Rochester, Minnesota, but he still sings to his passengers at times, as he demonstrates in this Post-Bulletin video.

School bus aide, driver fired for abusing special-needs student

The aide allegedly threatened to kick the crying student off the bus if he didn’t quiet down and pinned him against the side of the bus for seven minutes, and the driver did not intervene. The two lost an appeal to keep their unemployment benefits.

School bus driver admits slapping special-needs student

School bus video footage shows the driver and a school aide holding down a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, who was in a restraint at the time, and the driver slapping him. The driver has resigned. 

John Goss remembered for dedication to training

Goss, a former school transportation director and a longtime industry expert for Q’Straint, died on Jan. 3. Q’Straint will dedicate its training facility in his name.

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