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  • Jul 31, 2015

    Building Routes that Work: 5 Tips to Get Students to School on Time

    First Planning Solutions has put together 5 tips that will help position your district for success in the upcoming school year by ensuring your students arrive on time and ready to learn. First Planning Solutions is the industry-leading expert in student transportation routing and consulting with over 150 years of collective experience.
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  • Jul 23, 2015

    School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

    Once a year the top school bus drivers from across North America participate in the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. Hosted by the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), this is one of the most important events in the school bus industry where drivers have the opportunity to demonstrate their professionalism, skill, and dedication to pupil transportation.
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  • Jun 1, 2015

    Happiness Starts with Yellow.®

    The big yellow bus - it’s not just a big vehicle; it’s the beginning of so much: the school day, friendships and the future. The yellow bus is the vehicle by which First Student employees and drivers care for students, today, tomorrow, together.
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  • May 11, 2015

    Celebrating the First Student Way

    We recently celebrated Employee Appreciation Day at all of our locations throughout North America. This was a wonderful opportunity to thank our team for delivering on our promise — Caring for students today, tomorrow, together.®
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  • Mar 12, 2015

    Being a School Bus Driver is More Than a Part-Time Job

    Being a school bus driver is a part-time job, but it carries full-time responsibility. As an industry leader, First Student doesn't just hire drivers; we employ people with compassionate attitudes who want to help students.
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  • Feb 23, 2015

    Operation Cold Kidz: Your Kids are Our Kids

    A heartbreaking winter morning, with temperatures below 0°, inspires a First Student bus driver to take on a massive effort to warm the hearts, hands and bodies of the students and people in her community.
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  • Dec 29, 2014

    First Student Winter Coat Drive in Cincinnati

    Stories of our bus drivers and monitors going above and beyond for their students aren’t rare - but they are special. While their actions are oftentimes small, the impact is great. Our school bus drivers and monitors make a difference every day, but it’s during the holidays when they can really see the impact they make on the lives of “their kids.”
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