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  • Mar 21, 2016

    Students Celebrate the Yellow School Bus

    First Student has organized an annual artwork contest for students to express how they associate happiness with riding the school bus. A winner will be selected from each participating district, whose classroom will then receive $1,000 for classroom supplies.
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  • Jan 27, 2016

    Contracting with First Student

    Whether their challenges are related to a changing student population, aging bus fleet, or cost control and resource management, districts are looking for ways to meet those challenges in the most efficient ways while maintaining safety and service standards.
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  • Jan 15, 2016

    If We Contract Transportation, What Happens to Our Buses?

    Get a breakdown of the contracting options available to the district’s current fleet and facilities under privatized service.
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  • Nov 10, 2015

    How to Run Your Shop like a Well-Oiled Machine

    You expect your school buses running smoothly, efficiently and on-time every day throughout the school year. But what about your maintenance shop – does it run like a well-oiled machine?
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  • Oct 15, 2015

    How Much Does a School Bus REALLY Cost?

    To make a fully informed decision when purchasing a new school bus, you need to know more than just the purchase price – you need to know the total cost of ownership. This includes both direct and indirect costs associated with operating a school bus over its life cycle.
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  • Sep 17, 2015

    Showing We Care

    At First Student, our "I Care + We Care = Customer Care" initiative sets general age-appropriate conduct expectations for students and provides positive behavioral-specific reinforcement for safe, appropriate bus behaviors.
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  • Aug 11, 2015

    Shouldering the Safety of Your Child – School Bus Safety Success

    First Student seeks to create the best start and finish to the school day for students and their families. One way we do this is to provide communities with the safest student transportation. The school bus industry is the largest and safest transportation system in the nation and the First Student team of drivers holds a safety record twice as safe as the industry average.
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