What does a post-COVID-19 world look like? Districts are in the process of “What If” scenario planning, which includes discussions about what school busing looks like, once students are back in schools. Read our ongoing pandemic coverage at

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Some Montana schools reopened to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year last month. One transportation director discussed what transporting students might look like again at his district next school year. Visit for more details.

Los Angeles Unified School District announced its new school year will start in August, but it remained unknown at this writing what that means to students and school buses. Read additional preliminary details focused on California’s plan to reopen schools at

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Gerald Shadrix, a school bus driver at Knox Community School Corporation in Starke County, Indiana, and grandson Landen volunteer to deliver meals to students.

Besides going above and beyond their job descriptions and working on the frontlines to deliver meals and instructional supplies to students in need during coronavirus closurea, these transportation employ- ees literally saved lives. Weztel County Schools transportation and support staff in West Virginia were delivering meals when they noticed a women’s house on fire. The school bus driver, an aide and nurse on board all ran into action and used their onboard fire extinguisher to save the woman inside. A school bus driver for Knox Community School Corporation in Indiana and his grandson smelled gas in a fami- ly’s house while delivering meals. The duo alerted the woman instantly, and she was able to save herself and three children. The woman later reported that her stove had been on for almost 12 hours. Visit to read these and other related articles.

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