OSI Observer
Aug. 29, 2016

Pupil transportation: Costs versus savings of going green with propane

It's no secret that school districts across North America are looking into alternative fuels for their pupil transportation, not only to minimize negative impact on the environment, but also to save money. While a majority of school buses are still powered by diesel, more and more districts are shifting to propane.More

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Question: When did the month of August receive its name?

Answer: In 8BC, after the first Roman Emperor Augustus who ruled from 27BC until his death in AD14More

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Back-to-school bus safety tips
The East Hartford Police Department issued some back-to-school bus safety tips. Police want to remind drivers to stop as they approach a bus with lights that are flashing red. Failure to stop would be disobeying the law and could result in fines for motorists starting at $465 for the first offense.More

Feds finalize standards for greenhouse gas, fuel efficiency
School Bus Fleet
Two federal agencies on Monday finalized the next round of standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles — including school buses — that aim to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon pollution. The final Phase 2 standards, issued by the U.S. EPA and the NHTSA, were called for by President Obama's Climate Action Plan.More

Top 10 ways to stretch your back-to-school budget
Whether we want to admit it or not, it's back to school season. That means that parents and students alike are all gearing up to spend a ton of money gearing up for class with laptops, school supplies, clothing and accessories. Here's how to save where you can and keep the cash in your wallet.More

21 hilarious comics that sum up back-to-school season
The Huffington Post
Summer vacation is coming to an end (and in some places, is already a distant memory). 'Tis the season for school supplies, new schedules and the return of homework. While sending the kids back to school is heart-wrenching for some parents, it's euphoric for many others. And in all cases, it can offer a source of comedic relief.More

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Facts about the month of August

  • The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx
  • The month of August is National Golf Month
  • August was the 55th most common name given to a baby boy in Sweden in 2014
  • The Anglo-Saxon called August "Weodmonath" meaning "weed month"
  • The hottest days of the year often fall in August
  • August 26 is Women's Equality Day
  • The birth flowers for August are the gladiolus and the poppy
  • August in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to February in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Many cultures call this month the harvest month or the time of harvest
  • Warren Harding was the only US President to have died in the month of August