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DeKalb schools face major shortfall
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Like the Georgia legislature, the DeKalb County school system is expected to face a large budget shortfall and is attempting to cut costs. Schools superintendent Crawford Lewis told reporters at a recent news conference that the school system is expecting a $55 million to $60 million budget shortfall. More

South Carolina education superintendent calls for cutting unfunded mandates
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South Carolina Superintendent of Education Jim Rex says he will ask state legislators to remove some unfunded mandates to help schools survive the budget crisis. More

States roll back red-light camera usage
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Some U.S. states, responding to residents' complaints traffic cameras are being used as revenue generators, are removing red-light cameras. More

Monongalia County teachers may sit out summer school
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West Virginia's Monongalia County school administrators have notified teachers they may have more free time this summer. They may not have to teach summer school. In the past, summer school students sat in classrooms, receiving instruction for a full morning, with additional help available from teachers after. The board of education is now looking at options for computer-based classes. More

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All in one room: OTs, PTs, CDPTs CPSTs, Ph.Ds, MSEs and Product Developers. This 90-minute session looks at shoulder lap belts and booster seats and integrated bus seats. 19th National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers. MORE

Sacramento's Twin Rivers district reaches out to parents
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Four days into the new semester, the Sacramento, Ca., teachers and administrators at F.C. Joyce Elementary School held a rally to get kids excited about learning. Some 50 parents lined the walls for a 9 a.m. rally. Two new laws making California schools eligible for federal Race to the Top money also count on parent involvement. More

Bus company on state 'watch list' after violations
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The company that operates the school bus involved in a recent fatal accident is on a DMV watch list because of chronic problems with its buses, and officials said the company knowingly used a bus with faulty emergency equipment last year after they ordered it to take the bus out of service. More

New car technology - unsafe distractions for motorists?
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Much to the dismay of safety advocates, technology giants such as Google and Intel have started focusing their attention on installing sophisticated Internet-connected computers in the dashboards of cars. The first wave of the new technology, coined "infotainment systems", is expected to hit the market this year. More

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School bus service may be cut
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12-million dollars - that's how much the Department of Education has to come up with to cover transportation services. Nearly 40,000 students across the state ride the bus to and from school. The current plan could lead to drastic cuts, which has parents concerned. More

New group will fight cell phone use by drivers
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Safety advocates credit Mothers Against Drunk Driving with helping to change attitudes about getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. They hope a new organization will similarly dissuade people from driving while talking or texting on a cell phone. More

School bus seat belts - who's footing the bill?
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In the wake of a terrible accident that killed a Connecticut star student of Rocky Hill High School, state legislators are proposing a law requiring the use of seat belts on school buses. More

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Victims' familes unite to form support and advocacy group
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The National Safety Council announced it will provide financial support to a new organization consisting of family members of those who died in traffic collisions resulting from distracted driving. More

Student Transportation of America, Greenwich school community come together to support Haitian bus drivers working in Greenwich
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Employees of Student Transportation of America, the local school bus company serving the Greenwich, Conn., public and private schools, are partnering with the school community to support Haitian-American bus drivers and monitors caught in the emotional turmoil surrounding the recent massive earthquake in Haiti. More

The four most dangerous products marketed to drivers
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The Seattle Weekly recently featured companies distinguishing themselves in the world of "in-car entertainment." Including new technology that reads aloud Twitter posts. But they're hardly the only people helping distract drivers from the important business of keeping their eyes, and brains, on the road ahead. Here are the four most dangerous products marketed to drivers. More

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Korea creating more safe spaces for women
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Ladies come first in many parts of the Korean society. But with an increase in awareness about women's safety, spurred by a series of crimes against women in the last year, state and local governments have initiated their own campaigns to make the city safer for women. The campaigns create spaces for women at bus stops, on buses, in parking lots and on taxis and are identified by the color pink. More




Join leaders of NAPT's State Association (members) in a roundtable discussion about the things that matter most to state pupil transportation associations nationwide.

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NAPT Executive Director, Michael Martin
ILAPT Executive Director, Cheryl Douglas
NYAPT Executive Director, Peter Mannella
CASTO President, Pam McDonald


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