New Iowa STOP Course Requirement
Busing On the Lookout (BOTL) Curriculum
Starting in July the Busing On the Lookout (BOTL) curriculum is a requirement for ALL new school bus drivers as part of the Iowa STOP course. BOTL educates and equips drivers to understand the human trafficking issue and, more importantly, empowers drivers to take the steps that could end up saving a life.
When building an army to fight a crime like human trafficking, the bus industry has a key role to fill. Through their sheer numbers, extensive travels, and the nature of their jobs, members of the bus industry—commercial and school—are uniquely positioned to provide an extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement in recovering victims and arresting traffickers.