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  • Oct 22, 2014

    “At My Stop, You Stop!” - 2014 National School Bus Safety Week

    Did you know riding a school bus is one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today? Did you know riding a school bus is one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today? That’s why, every year, the National Association for Pupil Transportation organizes a national event designed to increase the awareness of bus safety. This year, First Student and school districts will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week throughout the week of October 20th.
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  • Sep 23, 2014

    5 Questions about School Transportation Contracting You May Have Been Too Embarrassed to Ask

    What’s happening in school transportation contracting is important, not only to the parents of school-age children and educators, but also to taxpayers and concerned citizens of all ages. Here are answers to the most fundamental questions, written for all to easily understand.
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  • Sep 4, 2014

    Fueling a Clean, Sustainable Future for Our Children

    There is growing demand for products and services promoting a cleaner, greener environment. Organizations of all sizes - from small-town school districts to large corporations – are finding ways to reduce their impact on the environment. With our expertise, we are able to support our district partners who wish to create a more sustainable future by greening their school bus fleet.
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  • Aug 28, 2014

    Kudos to Drivers for Awards, Job Well Done

    First Student drivers were recognized at the National School Transportation Association's 44th annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition held in Charleston, South Carolina.
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  • Aug 15, 2014

    Taking the Classroom on the Road with Wi-Fi Enabled Buses

    Today’s technology allows us to be connected just about everywhere we go; why not on the school bus to study before class or get a head start on homework? First Student is driving innovation by providing districts with the option for Wi-Fi enabled buses – effectively transforming the school bus into a “rolling classroom.”
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  • Aug 7, 2014

    Tips for a Safe and Successful Bus Ride

    As we near the start of another school year, parents across the country are preparing their children for new teachers and new classrooms, but it is important not to forget to think about how they will get to school. Nationwide, approximately 24 million students ride the bus each day to and from school – nearly three million of them on First Student buses.
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  • Jul 25, 2014

    Transporting Special Needs Students: Hannah’s Story

    Hannah, a 19-year-old young woman with special-needs, attends a transitions program where she learns skills to help her become more independent. Traveling to and from this program 20 miles away requires that Hannah be on the school bus for extended periods of time. While this can be stressful for a person with special-needs, Hannah has a positive bus ride experience – thanks to her expertly trained First Student driver.
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