Government

Transportation Taps Fed Funding for Full-Time Head Start

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded roughly $290 million to hundreds of Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand the hours of service for enrolled children and increase essential transportation services. 

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CSRS Decisions During IEP Avoid Seclusion, Restraint Issues

With updated federal guidelines on the limited use of seclusion and restraint for students with disabilities, student transporters need to communicate the use of child safety restraint systems (CSRS) to avoid confusion when applying them for Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

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Arkansas State Director Simmons Announces Retirement

Mike Simmons, senior transportation manager of the Arkansas Department of Education for the last 16 years, announced he is stepping down from his position and retiring from the industry effective Dec. 31.

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Federal Proposal for Connected Vehicles Signals School Bus ‘Sea Change’

It will take a while to see realistic, fully-functional, driverless yellow buses on America’s road, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed rule to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for light-duty vehicles is a step towards that goal, industry insiders told School Transportation News.

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U.S. House Bill Would Fund School Bus 3-Point Seat Belts

Rep. Steve Cohen representing the 9th District of Tennessee introduced legislation that would require federal funding to equip all newly purchased large school buses in the U.S. with lap-shoulder belts, and it would penalize states for not passing school bus illegal passing and driver background laws.

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