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STN Expo: The Inaugural Leadership with Propane Autogas Awards
This summer, School Transportation News, along with the Propane Education & Research Council, presented the first annual Leadership with Propane Autogas Awards to three seperate school districts.

Indiana gets a grant for stop-arm cameras
Indiana is now leading the way in the push to increase school bus safety with stop-arm cameras. The East Noble School Corporation (ENSC) in Indiana has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the state's Department of Homeland Security specifically for the purpose of adding both back and forward facing stop-arm cameras to their entire school bus fleet.

California bill to mandate the use of child check technology
Introduced by California State Senator Tony Mendoza, the Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law was developed after the death of a 19-year-old special needs student who was left on a school bus during a dangerously hot day. This new school bus safety law, scheduled to go into effect prior to the 2018-2019 school year, will require child reminder systems to be installed on all California school buses.

Trivia Question

Question:What is the fastest animal on earth that runs on two legs?

Answer: The ostrich
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Driving students to greater success on the school bus
School Transportation News
Tom Korth believes that bus drivers can play a bigger role in the lives of the students they transport. In fact, Korth has staked his academic career on this conviction. Korth, 61, has been a school bus driver in eastern Michigan for 11 years and recently completed graduate work focusing on the idea that drivers could be “assets in the academic development of students,” he said.

VIDEO: NTSB highlights school bus safety
School Bus Fleet
The seven-minute spot explains school bus occupant protection and examines three recent crashes that the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated.


Hauling kids in a 'haunted' school bus
Cathy Marvin is in her element at the Adams County Health Center. For eight hours a day Cathy works alone in the lab, surrounded by blood. But she's OK with that. Because the lab, like Frankenstein, the blood, like Dracula, it all helps connect Cathy to her favorite holiday. "Halloween. Overall, Halloween," said Cathy. As if her choice of attire and office adornment doesn't give it away.

Teensy animals wearing teensy little sweaters to help brighten your day
Sunny Skyz
If this doesn't make you happy, I'm not sure what will... These pet owners decided to lighten things up by dressing their little friends up. Each one looks like their ready for winter with their new sweaters.

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Facts about the month of November
  • In Old English November was ‘Windmonath’ (wind month) or ‘Blotmonath’ (blood or sacrifice month).
  • The Dutch called it ‘slachtmaand’ (slaughter month); in Welsh it is ‘Tachwedd’, also meaning ‘slaughter’ referring to the killing of animals.
  • The name ‘November’ comes from the Latin for nine (novem), as it was the ninth month of the Roman calendar.
  • November is the only month used to represent a letter in the phonetic alphabet.
  • There is no mention of the month of November in any of Shakespeare's plays or sonnets.
  • November 2 is the only date on which two US presidents were born: Warren Harding (born 1865) and James Polk (1795).
  • “If there’s ice in November to bear a duck, There’ll be nothing after but sludge and muck,” (Old weather saying).
  • November has been designated National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month.
  • The birthstone for November is the topaz. The flower is the chrysanthemum.
  • November is National Pomegranate Month in the USA.

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