2018 Transportation & Bus Safety Conference

2018 Transportation & Bus Safety Conference

This training opportunity runs concurrently with the WASBO Facilities Management Conference, and attendees have the option of attending sessions from either conference.

Who Should Attend?

This conference provides professional development for transportation directors, business managers, bus contractors and anyone with school district transportation responsibilities. Network with colleagues, visit the Facilities Management Conference Resource Area, and attend informative sessions including:
  • Student, Bus & Stop Tracking
  • Effectively Addressing Staffing Issues Related to School Bus Drivers
  • Investing in People, Improving Performance
  • Helping School Bus Drivers Address Student Issues
  • Know the Risk: What to Consider When Transporting Students

Additional Materials and Information

To register please sign in or click the create a new account link in the area to the right. If you are a WASBO member or have previously attended a WASBO conference, your User Name is your email address. If you don't recall your password, click the Forgot My Password link to the right to reset it.

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate receive a free trial WASBO membership through 6/30/2019 if you have not previously been a member. At least one individual from your organization must be a WASBO or WSBA member to take advantage of multi-attendee pricing. If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual will need to register separately.
2/28/2018 7:45 AM - 3:25 PM
Kalahari Conference Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells 53965


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Bus drivers are often placed in a challenging position. They are required to ensure the safety of students while on the bus, but must also make sure that they attend to their driving responsibilities. To assist the district and the driver in this situation, schools often install a surveillance camera on the bus. However, drivers must also understand their responsibilities and limitations in ensuring that students are safe on the bus. This presentation will discuss the various legal issues that must be considered by school districts and bus drivers, including preventing any harassment and recommending discipline when appropriate.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
2/28/2018 8:00 AM

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
2/28/2018 9:00 AM

School districts are often faced with challenges in finding and maintaining employees, including bus drivers. When hiring drivers and other employees, the district must follow certain procedures, including conducting background checks, contacting references, and verifying certifications. Even after the hiring occurs, districts must still ensure that the drivers continue to meet district standards. Such staffing issues present challenges for districts. Similar challenges are present when the district contracts out for such services. This presentation will provide guidance for districts on ensuring that the district understands the legal issues presented by such staffing issues.
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
2/28/2018 9:10 AM

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM
2/28/2018 10:10 AM

It is difficult to find quality school bus drivers. Once you find them – How do you keep them? Come join us for a discussion regarding driver  recruitment and retention.
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
2/28/2018 10:20 AM

Join attendees from the Facilities Management Conference and network with exhibitor as you take a break from sessions to eat lunch in the exhibit hall.
11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
2/28/2018 11:20 AM

If you have ever received a phone call from a frantic parent looking for your student, you won't want to miss this session. Learn about high tech and low tech options for accounting for your riders.
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM
2/28/2018 12:05 PM

1:05 PM - 1:15 PM
2/28/2018 1:05 PM

Are you a transportation provider who is struggling to find new ways to empower your drivers? If so, this session will offer a glimpse into why investing in driver training is important, what quality training looks like, and ways transportation providers are currently working to provide value added training for employees that makes a difference in the lives of students.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
2/28/2018 1:15 PM

2:15 PM - 2:25 PM
2/28/2018 2:15 PM

This session will review pro-active approaches to student transportation issues from a risk management perspective, a legal perspective and an insurance perspective.  Highlights will address these perspectives on difficult items such as co-curricular activities, field trips and out of state travel.
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
2/28/2018 2:25 PM

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