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
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
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
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
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
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
Honolulu Advertiser Share
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
WHAT: STATE ASSOCIATION ROUNDTABLE
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
TIME: 1:00 PM EASTERN
NAPT Executive Director, Michael Martin
ILAPT Executive Director, Cheryl Douglas
NYAPT Executive Director, Peter Mannella
CASTO President, Pam McDonald
WHAT: CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS WEBINAR
Natural Hazards Center
University of Colorado at Boulder
WHEN: February 16, 2010
TIME: 2:00 PM EASTERN
WHAT: TECHNOLOGY WEBINAR
President of Rep Connection, Inc.
Speaker, Author, Consultant
Webinar Title: Social Media, Part I
WHEN: March 17, 2010
TIME: 2:00 PM EASTERN
Please visit the NCST Web site, www.ncstonline.org, 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 Spence@ucmo.edu 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.