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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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  • Jul 10, 2014

    First Student Blue Seal Shops

    First Student works with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), to ensure we have well-trained certified technicians keeping our school buses running safely on the road every day. ASE is an independent organization founded to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.
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  • Jun 30, 2014

    Please Put Away the Cell Phones, We Want to ‘See You In September’

    We want each and every one of our riders to come back to us safely when the new school year starts. That’s why we want to share a few tips for safe summertime driving.
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  • Apr 16, 2014

    5 Ways to Stop Bullying on the School Bus

    Making a bully-free zone on the school bus is a dream achieved at a First Student location in Colorado. Thanks to a great partnership with our district partner, the "No Bus For Bullies" program empowers school bus drivers to proactively respond to student taunting and teasing, thus creating a better start and finish to the school day for students.
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  • Mar 6, 2014

    A Turning Point in School Bus Transportation

    Long gone are the days when drivers could park at school with the bus doors casually opened awaiting students. The trip to school and home again in the yellow bus has changed forever – and that’s a good thing.
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