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Inside COVER STORY


OCTOBER 2020 Volume 30 Issue 10


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Rising to the Top Deb Kinemond, pictured on this month’s cover, and nine other transportation officials demonstrate the necessary


willpower to conquer the challenges of pupil transportation. These “Rising Stars” exemplify the eagerness to continue pushing the industry to adapt and grow. Find a full list of nominees on page 44.


FEATURES


On the Cover


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Electric Shock More data shows the real cost benefits in


addition to health benefits of electric school buses. Transportation directors share what drove them to purchase ZEVs, and they debunk some of the common misconceptions associated with adoption.


4 School Transportation News • OCTOBER 2020 32


Battle Royale Some operations are reaping the benefits of


grants and federal funding, while others are struggling to make ends meet in response to decreasing budgets and rising costs associated with purchasing necessary COVID-19 products and services.


Deb Kinemond of Cherry Creek Schools near Denver highlights this year’s “Rising Stars” in student transportation. Photo courtesy of David Budd.


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