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School Transportation News Magazine is published by STN Media Group


5334 Torrance Blvd., 3rd Floor, Torrance, CA 90503


Tel: 310-792-2226 Fax: 310-792-2231 stnonline.com


Publisher Tony Corpin


Editor Ryan Gray


Associate Editor, Digital Claudia Newton


Assistant Editor Nathan Tuvalu


Technical Editor Robert T. Pudlewski


Senior Designer Kimber Horne


Bree Allen, president of the New York School Bus Contractors Association, shared some encouraging thoughts and expectations for the evolution of 2018 and be- yond, in response to a recent Publisher’s Corner column by Tony Corpin:


“Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you and STN for the stories published this year for NYSBCA. It has been a busy 2018 already, and we have high hopes for the passage of at least one or two safety based bills this year. As NYSBCA’s new president, I appreciate the support and the promotion of our association goals and the industry-wide initiatives.” —Bree Allen, Regional Manager Ethan Allen Transportation


We shared last month’s STN Web Poll via Facebook to gauge the perspecive of our followers on the job of driving the school bus and if the responsbility has become more complicated. Te question elicited more than two dozen responses within hours of its posting:


“Te (driver) certificate testing is a nightmare now and the DMV is awful, as always, and now they want more paper work to prove who you are.” —Julie Hunley, School Bus Driver First Student


“Yes, especially with a lack of administration support when it comes to


problem students, when the administration is more concerned with the money the school district gets from the state for each student in school.” —Michael Cox, Jr., Motor Coach Operator Awesome Charter & Tours


“Yes. Split tank brake test, pupil management, traffic...the list goes on.”


—Kelly Malloch La Ponsey, Driver Instructor Desert Sands Unified School District in La Quinta, California


“Absolutely! I love every crazy minute of it.” —Sandra Fialkowski, School Bus Driver/Trainer Student Transportation of America in Cowlesville, New York


Graphic Design Maria Molina


Creative Consultant Vincent Rios


CONTRIBUTORS: Linda Bluth, Ned Einstein, Art Gissendaner, Julie Metea, Eric Woolson, Barb Fasing, Debbie Curtis, James Romeo, Kari Lydersen


Vice President Colette Paul


Ad Sales Tony Corpin


Circulation Andrea Dugmore


Events Manager Sylvia Arroyo


Events Coordinator Alice Hung Sabedra


Chairman of the Board Bill Paul, STN Media Group


EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD:


Tim Ammon, TransPar Group of Companies Marshall Casey, Consultant Denny Coughlin, Consultant Launi Harden, Washington County (UT) School District Pete Meslin, TransPar Group of Companies Alexandra Robinson, New York City DOE Michael Shields, Salem- Kaiser (OR) Public Schools


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The views and opinions in School Transportation News are those of the editorial staff. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the members of the Editorial Advisory Board or their organizations. Individuals serving on the board are advisors only and are not responsible for the editorial content.


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