School Bus Fleet

FACT 2013

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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Year in Review: Best of the Web From breaking news to insightful features to innovative videos, here's what was buzzing in SBF's online realm in 2013. BY THOMAS MCMAHON AND KELLY AGUINALDO Top 1 5 Most-Viewed News Stories on Washington district maintains bus inspection success streak 27,218 views For the 15th consecutive year, Highline Public Schools' transportation department earned outstanding marks from the Washington State Patrol on its school bus safety inspection. Each year, the patrol conducts one scheduled inspection and one unannounced inspection. 2 Young rappers hype the school bus as 'My Limo' 13,333 views In a new video by Da Rich Kidzz — a Minneapolis hip hop group ranging in age from 10 to 13 — the youngsters rode a yellow bus and chanted the refrain "my school bus is my limo." While the spot was sponsored by Kmart and plugged back-to-school gear, it also carried messages that seemed to promote school bus ridership. 3 Houston drivers get creative for 'School Bus Shuffe' video 11,908 views In honor of National School Bus Safety Week, Houston In- dependent School District's transportation team created a video that covers such topics as proper boarding procedures, how to sit on the bus and the importance of reporting bullying. Transportation Field Safety Investigator Curtis Harris wrote the song and choreographed its accompanying dance. 4 Driver charged for leaving 5-year-old on bus 10,648 views A Sanger, Texas, school bus driver was arrested and faced charges of abandonment and endangerment of a child criminal negligence in the August incident. The boy boarded the bus in the morning and wasn't discovered until the afternoon. 5 New PSAs depict the dangers of stop-arm running 7,269 views The School Bus Safety Co. and the Child Safety Network created the fve free videos, some of which show dramatizations of fatal stop-arm running incidents. A link to the PSAs is being distributed to more than 5,000 school districts with a request to share them with local media. Editors' Picks: Videos of the Year Ohio district's 'School Bus Jive' Houston Independent School District also produced an infectious music video on school bus safety. Transportation staff member Curtis Harris came up with the song and dance moves to remind students and drivers about staying safe on the bus. 10 Texas district's 'School Bus Shuffe' South-Western City Schools in Grove City created this catchy school bus safety video for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Driver Ron McClure II raps about the district's school bus safety rules, including how to board the bus safely. SCHOOL BUS FLEET

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