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Senator proposes ads on public school buses
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State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow public school districts to raise money by selling advertising on school buses. More

Educators tout school bus safety bill
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Local school leaders are thrilled with proposed legislation. Dist. 42 Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, Mo., has introduced the "Nathan's Law" bill that would impose harsher penalties for vehicles that illegally pass school buses, as well as tighter guidelines for bus drivers. More

Shared Services & Collaboration: Ideas Ripe for the Times at TSD&P Conference
Learn more about how teaming can save you money during Workshop A at the 19th National Conference on Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers. Tim Ammon of Management Partnership Services presents a "lesson-leaned session" based on his analysis of 19 sites using shared services. MORE

Protecting children from harmful school bus diesel emissions
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Millions of school children across the nation ride on buses every day that use diesel fuel, exposing them to dangerous pollutants and serious health hazards. Part of Jim Blubaugh's job as head of the Environmental Protection Agency's National Clean Diesel Campaign is to clear the air by reducing emissions from thousands of diesel-fueled school buses. More

Bus driver union's GPS request rejected by School Board
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Florida's Marion County School Board rejected a union request to forbid administrators from punishing, or even warning, school bus drivers for speeding based solely on information obtained from onboard GPS systems. More

Law change allows some money for special-ed kids to be funneled elsewhere
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Ohio school districts are spending money meant for disabled students to stabilize their shaky budgets, and the state has made it easier for them to do so. More

Oklahoma School Districts unify administrative systems
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Two districts in Oklahoma are turning to ERP to help overhaul their administrative processes. Union Public Schools and Muskogee Public Schools this week went public with plans to deploy the Munis Enterprise Resource Planning suite from Tyler Technologies. More

Specialized Trip Software Maximizes Efficiency
EasyBus is the only software company in the industry focused primarily on software for managing field trips and charters, and now offers a special discount for educational institutions. If you need trip or charter software written "Just For You," you can learn more about our products, sign up for a personal demo, and get pricing at MORE

States go after texting drivers
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The fight against distracted driving may be at a tipping point as 23 states debate legislation to ban texting while driving, a practice 19 states already prohibit. More

New hybrid school bus yellow on outside, green on inside
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The newest school bus for North Kitsap in the state of Washington is green in almost every way except color. Though its outer shell is traditional bright yellow, the bus houses new hybrid technology that converts energy from frequent braking into power for its engine. More

Zonar's ZPass™
Zonar's ZPass™ is a patented, web-based, passive RFID card-based system for student tracking. It delivers unprecedented performance and accuracy without impeding the normal loading and unloading process. ZPass improves the safety and efficiency of pupil transportation, enabling parents and school officials to quickly and easily track students entering and leaving the bus. more

Installing safety belts on school buses: The debates
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While numerous studies have confirmed this statement, "school bus transportation is one of the safest forms of transportation in the United States," school buses are not immune to accidents. Though far fewer children die in school bus crashes than in car crashes, the high rate of school-bus-related injuries begs the question: should safety belts be installed in school buses? More

Hawaii school bus service being cut back as costs soar
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The Department of Education plans to eliminate more school bus routes on O'ahu next school year by increasing the distance students will be required to walk to school. More

Schools spending millions on tutors
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Not meeting federal accountability standards can mean a lot of hard work for school officials. But for private tutoring companies, it means big business. More

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

WHEN: January 27, 2010

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



Jeannette Sutton
Research Associate
Natural Hazards Center
University of Colorado at Boulder

WHEN: February 16, 2010



Gregg Marshall
President of Rep Connection, Inc.
Speaker, Author, Consultant
Webinar Title: Social Media, Part I

WHEN: March 17, 2010


Other Announcments

Delegates, Alternate Delegates, Writing Committee Chairpersons, and Interested Parties:

Please visit the NCST Web site,, to register for the 15th NCST, May 16-19, 2010. On the main internet page click on 'Click Here for Registration'.

Registration is a two step process, registration and method of payment. Once the registration page is completed click the submit button which will open the method of payment window. There are three payment options available: purchase order, pay online or pay at conference. Online payments include credit/debit cards and online check payments. Selecting the credit card or electronic check option will connect to a secure server.

For assistance with registration matters please contact Ms. LaGena Spence, University of Central Missouri at or (660) 543-4391.

As a reminder February 19, 2010 is the closing date for comments to the writing committee drafts. To view the proposed changes click on 'Writing Committees'. All comments, request for additional changes, modification, or consideration of new proposals are submitted to the respective Steering Committee Coordinator shown on the website. Coordinators are responsible for forwarding comments to the appropriate writing committee chairperson.

To view information on the tentative schedule of activities for the 15th NCST click the link 'Congress Activities'. Here you will find the tentative Congress agenda and information on lodging in the Warrensburg and surrounding communities.

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