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It is still LOVE the BUS Month!

LOVE the Bus

It is still LOVE the BUS Month!

School Bus February marks the month-long celebration of Love the Bus, a time to show gratitude towards the dedicated professionals who ensure the safety of students on their journey to and from school. This initiative is a meaningful way to recognize the diverse group of individuals who make the yellow school bus experience possible for students.

NAPT created a new digital resource toolkit and guide complete with everything you need to provide recognition, praise, and appreciation for everyone on your transportation team. Join school districts across the country and spend this month celebrating pupil transportation.

In line with the NAPT Mission, the Love the Bus Campaign helps bring national attention to the importance of pupil transportation and the dedicated work individuals, schools, and partnering organizations play in keeping school buses the safest mode of transportation for children traveling to and from school.

Celebrate pupil transportation and those that continually strive to keep children safe!

Love the Bus Resources

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Posted in Blog on February 20th, 2024. No Comments.



STS Highlights February 2024

STS Highlights: February 2024

If you don’t already know, Each month I sit down, comb through articles, research initiatives, identify themes, read posts, and explore message boards to see what everyone is doing. February is consistently the busiest month, and I haven’t figured out how so much can be stuffed into the shortest month. This year is a Leap Year so at least we have an extra day to work with 😉

We are currently in the middle of: Black History Month & Love the Bus Month. Some lesser known “February Themes” are Random Acts of Kindness Month and Canned Food Month. I talked about those last year so I skipped them in this edition. They are pretty self-explanatory: be kind and donate food to your local food bank.

If you aren’t already participating, the Love the Bus campaign is in full swing and helps draw national attention for your transportation team. Black History Month provides an applicable back-drop to discuss diversity, communication, tolerance, and respect. Valentine’s Day also provides a great marker for your annual discussions surrounding sexual harassment awareness and related training.

The goal with these monthly resources is always to convey a few public service announcements (PSAs) and to help elevate your career, department, or organization. As always, we take pride in helping you meet your training needs and goals.

Be kind and considerate,
Patrick


Embrace Love the Bus MONTH

Embrace Love the Bus MONTH

February marks a month-long celebration of Love the Bus to express gratitude towards dedicated professionals who ensure the safety of children to & from school!

Love the Bus Resources


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The difference between good and great… is training.

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Diversity Matters

Diversity Matters

This is a perfect time to cultivate diversity & inclusivity, communication, tolerance, and respect. Consider our 3-hour online diversity training package.

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Sexual Harassment Awareness Training

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NAPT Certification

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OAPT Conference & Trade Show 2024

OAPT Conference & Trade Show 2024

Registration is open! OAPT facilitates quality education by disseminating knowledge and assisting those responsible for safe pupil transportation AND our Conference is one of the BEST in the industry.

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Hazmat - ELDT - Theory Curriculum

Hazmat – ELDT – Theory Curriculum

Want to drive a truck carrying hazardous materials? Adding the appropriate endorsement to your CDL means taking training, passing a knowledge test, and fulfilling certain age/medical/fingerprint requirements. We offer the TRAINING!

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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month remains a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans. This year’s theme is: African Americans and the Arts

Celebrate Black History


Just for Fun: The Science of Leap Year

Just for Fun: The Science of Leap Year

Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of leap year, but the reasoning behind it is a little complicated. The article is from 2020, but the science hasn’t changed.

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Posted in Blog on February 15th, 2024. No Comments.



February is Black History Month

A Focus on Diversity

President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” The Black History Month 2024 theme is: African Americans and the Arts.

For departments, this is a perfect time to cultivate diversity and inclusivity, communication, tolerance, and respect. Consider this online diversity training package:

  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Communication and Diversity
  • Tolerance and Respect

Have a great day!
Patrick

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African Americans and the Arts

Posted in Blog on February 2nd, 2024. No Comments.



STS Highlights January 2024

STS Highlights: January 2024

If you don’t already know, January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It’s a hard topic to broach, but it is one that EVERYONE should take the time to learn about. Our friends at Busing On the Lookout and Truckers Against Trafficking provide the training resources you need to make a difference. We’ve also curated some important safety reminders and resources for the new year.

The goal with these monthly resources is always to convey a few public service announcements (PSAs) and to help elevate your career, department, or organization. As always, we take pride in helping you meet your training requirements and goals.

All the best,
Patrick


Make a Difference During Human Trafficking Month with Training

Make a Difference During Human Trafficking Month with Training

Frontline employees in the transportation industry may be coming into contact with victims of human trafficking in the course of their everyday jobs. Learn how to help.

Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)


Class A & Class B - ELDT - Theory Curriculum

Class A & Class B – ELDT – Theory Curriculum

Any driver seeking a Class A or B CDL is required to complete THEORY training. Smart Horizons online training satisfies the THEORY training requirement with completions reported to the National Registry.

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Inclement Weather & Adverse Conditions

Inclement Weather & Adverse Conditions

This course describes adverse driving conditions and discusses techniques bus operators should use during these conditions to ensure students are transported safely.

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Disinfect During Flu Season

Disinfect During Flu Season

Like it or not, it is Flu Season. Periodically disinfecting a school bus can help stop the spread of ANY contagion. This infographic details best practices.

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Become certified and proudly use your designation to advance your career AND show your commitment to the pupil transportation profession.

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Online Option for Annual School Bus Driver In-Service

Online Option for Annual School Bus Driver In-Service

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Just for Fun: 8 Simple Ways to Fit Stretching Into Your Day

Just for Fun: 8 Simple Ways to Fit Stretching Into Your Day

You know you should stretch consistently for better health and mobility. Get started with these tips.

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Posted in Blog on January 23rd, 2024. No Comments.



STS Highlights December 2023

STS Highlights: December 2023

Can you believe we’re weeks away from Christmas?! We’re into cold weather and seeing increases in Flu, COVID-19, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). I also mentioned last month that the holiday season and associated stress can contribute to mental and physical fatigue. The decreased amount of daylight on any given winter day can add to the discomfort some people experience with seasonal affective depression (SAD). There is a lot to consider, healthwise, this time of year. Lessons from the pandemic are still relevant meaning simple precautions like handwashing, social distancing, and masks when appropriate can help most people stay healthy.

Be safe during the upcoming heavy travel season. The winter holiday season can be very busy and exciting, but PLEASE remember to be aware of your surroundings while driving and safely share the road with pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, school buses, and other automobiles.

The goal with these monthly resources is always to convey a few public service announcements (PSAs) and to help elevate your career, department, or organization. As always, we take pride in helping you meet your training requirements and goals.

Have a Happy Holiday Season & New Year’s Celebration!

Patrick


COVID-19 At-Home Tests

COVID-19 At-Home Tests

Beginning November 20, every U.S. household can place another order to receive 4 free rapid tests delivered directly to their home.

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Online Option for Annual School Bus Driver In-Service

Online Option for Annual School Bus Driver In-Service

School Training Solutions is proud to offer an affordable and effective online option for annual school bus driver in-service training.

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Flu Season = Flu Shot

Flu Season = Flu Shot

The exact timing and duration of flu season varies, but flu activity often begins to increase in October and peaks between December and February. Get vaccinated!

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Disinfect During Flu Season

Disinfect During Flu Season

Like it or not, it is Flu Season. Periodically disinfecting a school bus can help stop the spread of ANY contagion. This infographic details best practices.

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Focus on Mental Health during the Holidays

Focus on Mental Health during the Holidays

It is important to check-in with your own emotional health during the holidays. Research shows that learning new skills can improve your mental health and wellbeing.

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Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) - Theory Curriculum

Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) – Theory Curriculum

Smart Horizons offers an online ELDT curriculum that aligns with federal requirements, is reported to the National Registry, and is available for enrollment!

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Just for Fun: 10 Mysterious Incidents at the Bermuda Triangle

Just for Fun: 10 Mysterious Incidents at the Bermuda Triangle

Most shipwrecks can usually be blamed on weather, currents, or mechanical failures. For others, the Bermuda Triangle could be the culprit.

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Training to Fight Human Trafficking from Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)

Training to Fight Human Trafficking from Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)

As you travel during the holiday, remember to watch for and report signs of human trafficking. This FREE training and certification should be completed by everyone.

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IF Being Pulled Over...

IF Being Pulled Over…

If you are stopped by a law enforcement officer, there are specific best practices that keep the interaction relatively quick and help everyone involved stay safe.

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NAPT PDS Seal

NAPT Certification

Become certified and proudly use your designation to advance your career AND show your commitment to the pupil transportation profession.

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Posted in Blog on December 12th, 2023. No Comments.



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