Planning for COVID-19 Recovery: Where Do You Start?

“I can’t wait to go back to school.”    How many times have you heard a student say that in your career? Not many, I’m guessing, but students are saying it now. For that matter so are the teachers, administrators, food service workers, fleet technicians, and parents in this time of shut-downs and virtual learning. But … Continue reading Planning for COVID-19 Recovery: Where Do You Start?

Training and Engaging Transportation Staff from Home

During our recent transportation client panel discussing how districts are adapting to the COVID-19 school closures, many of you told us your ears perked up at the mention of games, quizzes, and e-training our panelists are distributing to their staff and drivers. We followed up with our three panelists’ offices to hear more about how … Continue reading Training and Engaging Transportation Staff from Home

Kentucky District Comes Together in Crisis

Kentucky’s Campbell County School District is finding that the difficulties of a crisis can bring out the best in people. We recently spoke with the district’s Director of School Improvement Connie Pohlgeers and Director of Transportation Kerry Hill about how they’re adapting to the changing needs of their students while also discovering how strong their … Continue reading Kentucky District Comes Together in Crisis

New York Districts Successfully Manage Meal Delivery and More with Traversa

In a crisis, the technology at your fingertips can either help you respond quickly and effectively, or it can hinder your ability to do what needs to be done. We recently reached out to two of our districts to understand how their routing technology is helping them solve the new challenges COVID-19 presents as they … Continue reading New York Districts Successfully Manage Meal Delivery and More with Traversa

Tyler K-12 Transportation Clients Respond to COVID-19

Of the many industries facing unprecedented change due to the current COVID-19 crisis, school districts are among those facing the most difficult challenges. How do we ensure that students receive the meals they depend on during the school week? How do we deliver education to a population where not everyone has access to technology? How … Continue reading Tyler K-12 Transportation Clients Respond to COVID-19

Tyler Transportation Directors on Technology Through the Years

On March 18 Tyler’s own Kim Rentner will host an online Q&A with two student transportation industry veterans to talk about real-world solutions for keeping up with changing technology. Our guest speakers are: Barry Sudduth, Transportation Director at Stafford County Schools in Virginia and former NAPT President, with 19 years of experience in student transportationNick … Continue reading Tyler Transportation Directors on Technology Through the Years

Sharing Resources for Special Needs Driver Training

Transporting students with special needs requires special people. When I reach out to school districts to ask about their training programs for drivers, I am never disappointed. It’s amazing to see that even though states and federal agencies require exceptional training, most every operation goes beyond the standard training for drivers, aides, and students. Since … Continue reading Sharing Resources for Special Needs Driver Training

Why the Smartphone Gets Too Much Credit

What if I told you the smartphone didn’t actually change the world? Yeah, sure, you’re thinking. The way I navigate in my car every day? The way I keep up on every second of the news? The way I listen to audiobooks and podcasts and my favorite band? (Pink Floyd, of course.) The way nearly … Continue reading Why the Smartphone Gets Too Much Credit

Great Ideas for Driver Connection

For professional drivers, one of the biggest topics of discussion in my training classes was student management. Drivers are generally concerned about how to handle different scenarios, and rightfully so! The good news is they receive constant training on this topic, not just at the start of their career but all throughout. As transportation directors … Continue reading Great Ideas for Driver Connection

Eight Reasons to Reach for the Cloud

A technology supervisor at Sabine Parish School District, LA got an alert on his phone around 4:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning letting him know there had been a surge in bandwidth on the school’s server. In addition to the odd day and time, it was also summer break. Something was wrong. After a quick … Continue reading Eight Reasons to Reach for the Cloud