ERIC Number: ED249638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-16
Reference Count: 0
Talk to the National School Transportation Association.
Copans, Stuart A.; Gibbons, Christina
From observations during an investigation of children's behaviors on school buses, two general points seem important. First, current selection and training procedures for bus drivers generally ignore issues of pupil management. Second, focusing on pupil management issues in the selection, training, and supervision of drivers can have a number of beneficial effects for a company. These include an increase in pupil satisfaction and a decrease in vandalism, accidents, driver turnover, injury, liability, and insurance costs. Proper attention to driver training can give a company a significant competitive advantage in competing for contracts. Keeping good employees around longer permits more selectivity in hiring school bus drivers. When selecting bus drivers, companies should focus on the driver's ability to manage students and should verify hard data such as the driver's fingerprints, license, credit, and references. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bus Drivers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National School Transportation Association (20th, Anchorage, AK, July 15-18, 1984).