Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bus Drivers Work to Strengthen Trespassing Laws on School Buses

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By John Rosales Most trespass violations on a school bus are typically parents boarding the bus to check on their children. “Their intentions are harmless,” says Donna Nielsen, a school bus driver for 27 years. “But anyone entering a school bus can affect the safety of the students on board.” That’s why it is against [...]

NEA Leaders Wrap Up Back-to-School Tour, Salute Education Support Professionals

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By Sara Robertson and Alain Jehlen Education Support Professionals (ESPs) in Orlando, Florida, are being crushed financially, caught between state mandated salary cuts and increased health insurance costs. Yet despite their economic plight, student safety is still a major concern. Those are the messages NEA President Dennis Van Roekel heard from some 60+ Orange County [...]

Gas Prices Tighten the Squeeze on School Budgets

May 12, 2011 by jrosales  
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By John Rosales It’s the latest evidence that rising fuel costs are straining school transportation budgets: fewer field trips – with some paid for by students, no idling of the engine in front of buildings, and definitely no sweetheart stops. “That is an added stop you make for a student’s convenience because their house is [...]