Emma Green, Author at School BUSRide


Lee’s Summit Adapts and Evolves to New Challenges

Just southeast of Kansas City, Lee’s Summit School District spans 117 square miles serving nearly 19,000 students, with 14,000 utilizing school transportation services on a daily basis. The district accommodates anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 field trips and sporting events a year, covering approximately 2 million miles, and operating with a staff of just 220, […]

Q&A: Elisa Hanley, Kentucky Department of Education

School BUSRide spoke with Elisa Hanley, branch manager with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), about the most pressing issues in her state; how the Kentucky Department of Education responded to 2020’s challenges, and her thoughts regarding the best path forward. What are the most pressing issues facing student transportation in Kentucky? The number one […]

Special-Needs Training and Standardization Remains a Priority

Teena Mitchell of Greenville County Schools (https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/) says that hands-on, face-to-face training is critical, even in the wake of a pandemic With nearly 250 special needs drivers, aides, and administrators, all working to safely transport more than 1,200 special-needs students daily, Greenville County Schools understands the importance of effectively training and testing its special-needs personnel. […]

Nassau County School District upgrades its routing to the next generation

The Nassau County School District (NCSD) (https://www.nassau.k12.fl.us/) is comprised of 16 fully accredited schools covering five geographic areas across Northeast Florida and serving nearly 12,000 students with over 50 percent utilizing student transportation services on a daily basis. “We have close to 2,000 bus stops that we make every day, running typically 75 routes,” said […]

Industry Associations Step Up

Curt Macysyn, executive director of the National School Transportation Association, details why collaboration between associations is critical for the industry’s post-COVID recovery As the country prepared itself for the impact of an international pandemic, student transportation became adversely impacted, as parents and education officials alike became concerned over their children’s exposure to contagion and public […]

NAPT® is launching NAPT ACTS!

By Emma Green The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is co-launching an educational streaming service with the Center for Effective School Operations’ (CESO) Rethink EDU platform. The new web portal will provide school transportation and education-related content created to help manage the current and future challenges of K-12 transportation. Over the next 40 weeks, […]