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School Bus Routing: From Hard Copy to Digital
If a school district were looking for a single piece of software which would do the most to streamline its operations and potentially cut costs, school bus routing software is easily one of the best options. It's an affordable all-in-one package that will take a lot of burdens off your shoulders, while creating better maps that will almost certainly save you money on every bus route going forward. Here are just a few ways that school bus routing software pays for itself.

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  Students Who Know School Bus Safety Make the Bus Safer
School Transportation News
Battle Ground Public School students in Washington state are rewarded weekly with tickets for following the district's basic school bus rules, as part of the district's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The five rules are: Be respectful to everyone; sit facing forward; keep feet and body out of the aisle; food and drinks stay in backpacks and lunch boxes; and use inside voices and zero voices at railroad crossings.

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  New Jersey Governor Signs 4 School Bus Safety Bills Into Law
School Bus Fleet
Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law four bills designed to raise safety standards for schools buses and school bus operators in New Jersey. "Thanks to our actions in partnership with the Legislature, parents will be able to send their children to school knowing that school buses and school bus drivers are being held to extremely high standards designed to ensure the safety of students," Murphy said.

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  NHTSA Awards $100K Drug-Impaired Driving Grant
School Transportation News
In the ongoing campaign to combat drug-impaired driving on our roads, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it has awarded over $100,000 in grants to states through the Governors Highway Safety Association. The funds will boost the quantity of officers who are trained to recognize drivers who are impaired by drugs, including opioids and marijuana.

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  School Bus Driver Saves Up Money to Purchase Christmas Gifts for Every Kid on His Route
A school bus driver saved up his own money this holiday season, to make sure his students had a very, Merry Christmas. Curtis Jenkins is a school bus driver for Lake Highlands Elementary in Dallas, Texas. This holiday season he asked every student on his bus what they wanted for Christmas, and then he purchased the gifts for them, KXAS reported.

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  Lunchbox Express Delivers Lunches for Roseburg Students
The News-Review
When kids in the Roseburg School District see the Lunchbox Express roll into their area, it means food is on the way. Hungry youngsters are able to pick up a nutritious hot or cold meal from the retrofitted mini school bus when it makes one of its stops in the Roseburg area. The bus ran over the Christmas break to make sure the kids in the district had enough to eat.

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  Meet This Family of Nine that Lives in a Self-Converted School Bus
Meet the family of nine who packed up their entire lives in order to travel across the United States in a self-converted bus. Michelle and Steve Lawson, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, love traveling with their seven children so they decided to buy a school bus and convert it into their new home-on-wheels.

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