ALC Videos

Our first “Focus On The One” interview focuses on we know and can understand about transporting our students with autism. Our guest for this conversation is Patrick Mulick. Patrick is the Assistant Director of Autism and Student Independence at Auburn School District, a Certified Behavior Analyst, and Autism Consultant… Click for Video

When we’re talking about medically fragile students, many of which already have a weakened immune system, and even some of your IEP students, being able to give them the same driver and the same vehicle every day is critical to their well-being

Giving these students a small amount of consistency to start and end their day with allows them, and their parents, to feel safe, secure, and care for… Click for Video

Some districts are talking about only having elementary and special education students in classrooms while middle and high school students continue remote learning. In order to keep social distancing recommendations, some of those elementary students would attend classes in the local high school or middle school buildings. 

For your transportation program, that means you’re transporting fewer students but to the same locations… Click for Video

Most of our conversations with directors have revolved around what transportation for these students might look like come next year.

Of course all of the drivers will have masks, but let’s be honest for a second. It will be very difficult to ensure that some of our students will have them on and keep them on… Click for Video

As student transportation professionals, keeping our students safe and healthy is our most important responsibility.

Grouping students by household is one possible solution that helps to control their exposure to viruses or even bacteria that others may be carrying without even knowing it… Click for Video

Many districts are considering implementing a no-touch loading and unloading policy for all of their transportation providers. This obviously doesn’t change anything for general population school bus riders, but for students with special needs it could be new way of doing things that parents and teachers will have to get used to.

It means that parents would be responsible for loading their children in the vehicle during morning pick-up and unloading them at the end of the day… Click for Video

Numerous districts are considering a hybrid learning model. Some students will return to the classroom 2-3 days a week, with the rest of their learning online. The rest of the students will have a completely online experience, at least for the first semester. 

For your buses, this could mean half capacity, or even less than that. It could last for just the first semester, or it could go on through the end of the year… Click for Video

It’s commonplace for students with an IEP are required to ride alone.

Luckily that stays pretty consistent from year to year, and you probably already have these students covered. But that doesn’t mean that you’re not still feeling the strain of getting everyone else taken care of… Click for Video

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