School Bus Ontario
Newsletter - April 16, 2020 - Issue 8
School Bus Ontario (SBO) is a non-profit association providing advocacy, education, and legislative consultation services to the owners of school bus fleets, school boards/transportation consortia and supplier/manufacturer companies across Ontario.
Inside this Edition:
  1. COVID-19 Information and Resources
  2. Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19
  3. School Bus Wi-Fi Hotspots Aide Student Learning During COVID-19 Closures
  4. Bus Parts Supplier Manufacturing Protective Equipment for Medical Professionals
  5. Alternative Pupil Transportation Provider Delivers Meals Curbside to Special-Needs Students
  6. HopSkipDrive Expands Services to Increase Support During COVID-19 Pandemic
  7. How Canada Can Beat the U.S. Rollback Blues in Three Easy Steps
  8. Blue Bird Delivers Its 100th Electric-Powered School Bus
  9. NSTA Cancels Summer Conference, Safety Competition
  10. Safety and Regulatory Publications Available
  11. Upcoming Events
COVID-19 Information and Resources

As members are aware, information about COVID-19 government programs and the status of coronavirus in the province and country is changing daily, sometimes hourly.  School Bus Ontario (SBO) will continue to send special COVID-19 bulletins (separate from this newsletter) with specific information to help, support and guide members.  Everyone is encouraged to review these bulletins, connect to the links which contain further details and reach out to us if you require further assistance or information, particularly about items or activities that may specifically affect your company.  Please be aware that in some cases, members may need to obtain legal or financial advice separate from SBO to address scenarios specific to their own operations.

SBO would also appreciate hearing about any COVID-19 matters that you are involved with in your local area – how you may be assisting or the challenges that you may be encountering.  Sometimes a question or activity that is happening in one area, may also inform or help another area or organization in the province. SBO is here for you – we will get through this together as an association along with our industry partners. Contact: School Bus Ontario (SBO) – 416.695.9965 Ext. 3
Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19

Full Article: Ontario Newsroom
Article Date: April 14, 2020

On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature, the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days. This will allow the government to continue to use every tool at its disposal to protect the health and safety of the people of Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passed during a special sitting of the Ontario legislature and with the full cooperation of all parties, the Declaration of Emergency has been extended until May 12. The extension of the provincial declaration of emergency allows Ontario to continue to enforce current emergency orders, such as the closure of all non-essential workplaces, outdoor amenities such as parks and recreational areas, public places and bars and restaurants, as well as restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and prohibitions against price-gouging. A full list of emergency orders can be found on the e-Laws website under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

"During these unprecedented times, we cannot let our guard down. The actions being taken by everyone to stay home and practice physical distancing are making a difference, but we are not out of the woods yet," said Premier Ford. "With the support of every Ontario MPP, we continue to take any and all actions necessary to support our frontline health care workers and respond rapidly and decisively to slow the spread of this deadly virus."

The legislature also passed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act to amend the Education Act, Planning Act, Development Charges Act, Police Services Act and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act. This new legislation demonstrates that the government is actively listening to the concerns of education and municipal stakeholders during this COVID-19 emergency.

"This legislation is about protecting the health and economic interests of Ontarians," said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. "We will do whatever it takes to get through this challenge ― most especially for the next generation ― so that students continue learning and graduating."

The amendments to the Education Act will allow school boards to continue charging fees on new construction in order to retain a vital source of revenue for new school projects. The bill also includes an amendment to provide a fair and consistent provincewide approach to addressing school suspensions and expulsions as part of the government's commitment to the safety of students and staff upon the reopening of schools.

The changes to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act will temporarily suspend student loan payments for OSAP borrowers and initiate a six-month interest-free moratorium on OSAP loans.

"We are taking action to ease the financial burden for students and current borrowers during the COVID-19 outbreak," said Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities. "By temporarily suspending loan repayments and interest accrual, our government is providing immediate support for OSAP borrowers during these challenging times."  

The government is making it possible to suspend certain municipal planning decision timelines during the state of emergency, and change the Development Charges Act to ensure municipalities can continue to count on a vital source of revenue that helps pay for local growth-related infrastructure, such as roads, water and sewers as well as fire and police services. The amendments to the Police Services Act also allow the Solicitor General to give municipalities an extension beyond January 1, 2021 to prepare and adopt a community safety and well-being plan.

"Nothing is more important than protecting the health and well-being of all individuals and families," said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. "We have listened to our municipal partners and made these changes to help them better manage staff time and resources so they can focus on the COVID-19 outbreak."

"In these unprecedented times, our government is doing everything in its power to support our municipal, policing and community partners," said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. "While Community Safety and Well-Being Plans are an important tool for municipalities to keep our communities safe, we need them to focus on allocating resources where they are needed most right now, and that is to stop the spread of COVID-19."
School Bus Wi-Fi Hotspots Aide Student Learning During COVID-19 Closures

Full Article: School Transportation News
Article Date: April 8, 2020

School buses are delivering broadband internet access in areas with limited or no internet access, to help students complete their school assignments while at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as the coronavirus has forced some States to close all in-building classroom learning until next school year, some students don’t have access to continuous internet, and the yellow school bus once again helps to solve those challenges. For example, California State Schools Chief Tony Thurmond told School Transportation News during a press conference recently that the California Department of Education is working with school districts and private companies to employ a strategy of creating school bus hotspots using Wi-Fi routers.

Michael Flood, the Senior Vice President of Strategy for Kajeet, said many districts nationwide are exploring how they can utilize school buses as a hotspot. He explained that four years ago, Kajeet launched a SmartBus solution, which focused on installing Wi-Fi routers in school buses. Kajeet is now the number one provider of that solution in North America. “When this crisis hit, [four] weeks ago, we were both uniquely positioned to be able to solve the problem but also completely overwhelmed with demand in a very, very fast time period,” Flood said.

He noted that districts are currently parking these buses in one location, as opposed to the normal activity using the Wi-Fi routers on the school bus that is driving students to a sporting event or even home-to-school routes. But the end result is the same - providing students with the means to get their homework done. But because the buses are parked, Flood said additional factors should be considered, including the location chosen by the district. “We recommend some sort of a parking lot, because we want the community to be able to pull up in their cars and stay in their cars for social distancing reasons, but still be able to access that network,” Flood explained.

Another factor to consider is location security. “Is it a secure environment they are parking the bus at? Is it going to be supervised? Is there going to be a school employee there during the hours that it is operational?” asked Flood. “That’s for the security of the equipment and for the safety of the students. They need to think, is [the area] well lit if they are going to keep it running in the evening?”

Kris Hafezizadeh, the district’s Executive Director of Transportation and Vehicle Services, told School Transportation News that the official roll-out date for the school bus hotspots is fast approaching. District employees finished installing the routers, a process that took about one to two hours per bus, he added. The district began its distance learning program, and for the past two weeks Hafezizadeh said school buses have also delivering Chromebooks to students in need.

To start, 100 Austin ISD (TX) school buses will be distributed across seven locations throughout the city, where students can come and access the Wi-Fi. For instance, Hafezizadeh said 20 school buses will be staggered about 150 feet apart to serve students who live at a particular apartment complex. “We want to put more buses in one apartment complex because we want to be mindful of not too many students around one bus, so that they can keep their social distancing in place,” Hafezizadeh explained. He added that two employees, a school bus driver and a monitor, will remain at every bus to continuously ensure students maintain proper distance. The buses will be parked Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., local time.

Meanwhile, South Bend Community School Corporation in Indiana installed Wi-Fi routers on its buses last November to extend student learning during the regular school commute. The district is a one-to-one district that provides every student with a Chromebook. However, the district’s 22 buses now equipped with the Wi-Fi routers are providing an even greater service.

Chief Operations Officer Rene Sanchez said the district wanted to ensure it could provide internet to as many students as possible, so it broke up Wi-Fi availability daily by bus stops, so that the buses could reach up to 40 locations a week. The district also equipped two smaller buses with the Wi-Fi routers and is planning to park them in apartment complex parking lots. Most district buses, however, are being parked on the street due to space constraints.

Once districts decide on where to park their Wi-Fi enabled school buses, Flood advised that the next step is choosing how to power the bus. He said districts can choose to run an AC adapter and an extension cord to a nearby physical outlet at a building. Or, depending on weather conditions, they can use a solar panel that charges that battery while the router is in use.

Flood also suggested that districts can also combine Wi-Fi access with food delivery to students, when applicable.  “The buses will run their usual route, but instead of picking up kids, they are picking up food. But when they stop at those stops … if the bus has Wi-Fi available, then that also provides an opportunity for some of the communities that don’t have another broadband access to come up and use broadband for a short time period, while the bus is there,” Flood explained. “It is just another way to bring broadband out into the community.”

South Bend Community School Corporation in Indiana is currently doing just that. Superintendent Todd Cummings said that the district already had a plan in place to serve students meals during school closures, which included holidays and spring break. With the help of community partners, the district is able to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to students at the locations where the bus is also parked for Wi-Fi services. “We knew that when we were going to park our buses initially, we knew that we were going to use our heat maps and look where our students were congregated in the most free-and-reduced lunch areas, students who lived in food deserts,” Cummings explained.

He said that because the buses are parked every other day in that location, students can come and get their two days’ worth of food and their Wi-Fi, all in at the same time. “Then in transition, we had seven building sites open, but we transitioned those to buses, so that we have fewer people in buildings,” Cummings shared. “So now, the buses park in front of the schools and food is delivered from there. We have moved everything to three prep kitchens. We have nurses on staff taking people’s temperature. We have really worked hard to get our safety protocols right, minimize the buildings that are open, and make sure that we are keeping social distancing in our Wi-Fi and food delivery.”

Cummings added that the district is planning to continue to offer this service through the summer months as they see fit.
Bus Parts Supplier Manufacturing Protective Equipment for Medical Professionals

Full Article: School Bus Fleet
Article Date: April 8, 2020

School bus parts supplier Heavy Duty Bus Parts Inc. (HDBP) of Willis (TX) has completed its first of many planned prototype personal protective equipment (PPE) samples to help medical professionals combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplier’s surgical masks (made of waterproof, non-woven, breathable fabric) are ready for production Branden Smeltzer, HDBP’s General Manager told School Bus Fleet. Meanwhile, its N95 face masks, which block 95% of all particulate matter, are nearly ready to be sent for National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health certification, according to a news release from the supplier. HDBP is also looking to expand into surgical gowns and headwear if there is a demand for it.

“While watching the news a few weeks back, I kept hearing about PPE equipment and a possible shortage,” said Smeltzer. “I also knew that about 85% of our customers were shutting down due to stay-at-home orders or a decision made by the superintendent of schools in their respective areas.”

Smeltzer also said that given that supplier’s small staff of 11 employees, layoffs were not an option. Since HDBP has the necessary machinery to make the equipment, Smeltzer immediately began researching face mask standards, contacting elected officials, and evaluating startup costs. That led to purchasing equipment and raw materials, and ultimately completing the company’s first prototype out of some school bus-specific textiles that were available in HDBP’s warehouse.

“With the uncertainty of what the future of our business is, we are still committed to doing our part to support those who are in need the most,” said Kristen Billingsley, HDBP’s president. “We are in an industry that bleeds yellow and everyone is committed to the ultimate goal of saving children’s lives. HDBP will always bleed that yellow, but right now, the country needs to bleed red and white for those medical professionals putting their lives on the line every single day, and we need to do that in a responsible manner — not in a way to cheat the system or to get rich.”

As of the time of printing this article (Apr. 8, 2020) HDBP is waiting for medical-grade raw materials to arrive to manufacture its surgical masks and expects to have its first completed in the coming weeks. The supplier estimates being able to produce 5,000 completed masks each day, to cut up to 58,000 unfinished masks (that would still need the edges hemmed and elastic added, Smeltzer told SBF) daily if needed. HDBP also hopes to get the N95 masks certified within days.

HDBP staff members have realized the desperate need for these supplies as they called local medical facilities and school districts that are delivering food using their buses. However, even with the demand, Smeltzer has reassured customers and medical professionals that HDBP will retrofit a portion of the operation for masks and will keep pricing at a markup of 15% above total cost for PPEs.

In the meantime, HDBP can still fulfill orders for school bus seat covers and parts.
Alternative Pupil Transportation Provider Delivers Meals Curbside to Special-Needs Students

Full Article: School Bus Fleet
Article Date: April 2, 2020

A school district in Kansas City (MO) has partnered with an alternative vehicle transportation company to ensure special-needs students who are unable to get to a bus stop receive meals during school closures spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hickman Mills C-1 School District began delivering meals to students with its contracted school buses (through Apple Bus Co.) at their stops on March 24, Teresa Tanner, the Director of Student Services for the district, told School Bus Fleet. Hickman Mills also enlisted ALC Schools to handle curbside delivery of breakfasts and lunches to 128 students who are displaced, in foster care, or have disabilities that prevent them from going a couple of blocks to a bus stop.

The district deployed 118 drivers and some volunteers on its bus routes to hand out the bagged meals. All drivers arrive at their assigned school location and pick up the breakfasts and lunches, which are packed in plastic containers. Most bus drivers deliver the meals to the students’ bus stops, but some bring them to students' homes because that is where their bus normally stops. (Hickman Mills had been making the deliveries every school day, but recently switched to bringing multiple meals to students on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Megan Carey, the Chief Revenue Officer for ALC Schools, told SBF.)

Every student in the district is currently eligible to receive meals delivered by the school buses, ALC Schools, or parent pickup, Tanner said. “A high poverty, low-income school district, 100% of Hickman Mills students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch during the typical school day,” she added.

ALC Schools' curbside service has had even greater success than bus stop service: the company is seeing a 100% success rate with deliveries. Key factors include the company’s communication plan, the special attention given to each student, and the removal of the stigma of being seen getting free meals. Communication to the 5,800 students who get breakfast and lunch by a school bus was thorough, consisting of a phone blast and bus stop locations and arrival times being posted on the district's website.

Meanwhile, ALC Schools called every family to let them know what time the meals would arrive, the kind of car, and the name of the driver, Tanner said. “I believe that individual personal touch contributes to ALC Schools’ high success rate,” she added.

The partnership is an extension of a long-standing relationship between the district and the transportation company; ALC Schools has transported a variety of the district’s special-needs students for about the last five years.

The company is also delivering meals to students' doorsteps, and in some cases, instructional supplies and devices, in several other districts across the U.S., Numerous other school districts are also working on plans to include assistance from ALC Schools, she added. That assistance could include free use of the company's in-house routing technology during the crisis to help districts plan door-to-door delivery.
HopSkipDrive Expands Services to Increase Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Full Article: School Bus Fleet
Article Date: April 13, 2020

Child ridesharing company HopSkipDrive of Los Angeles has expanded its services to include a meal and school material delivery, transporting seniors, and a ride donation program, in an effort to increase support for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We recognize this is a difficult time for everyone. The safety, health, and well-being of the HopSkipDrive community is always our number-one priority and continues to be as we navigate this unprecedented crisis,” said Joanna McFarland, co-founder and CEO of HopSkipDrive. “We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking steps to help keep our community safe and informed.”

HopSkipDrive has focused on supporting schools, counties, and community organizations in need in new ways, the company said in a news release, such as:
  • Delivering meals to students participating in meal programs, as well as education technology and distance learning materials.
  • Delivering meals to seniors.
  • Helping health care workers with child transportation solutions to childcare services.
  • Providing transportation solutions for seniors, as well as children and families, to necessary appointments and errands.
HopSkipDrive has also developed partnership opportunities through a program called HopSkipDrive Helps. Aimed at supporting children, families, and seniors, partners can donate rides or HopSkipDrive gift cards to those in need. The donations can cover meal delivery for a senior, taking a child to pick up free lunch from a school meal program, or helping health care workers with their child transportation needs.

The program also helps by enabling independently contracted drivers for the company, called “CareDrivers,” to make up for lost earning potential,” McFarland said. “We are ready with a community of CareDrivers, proprietary Safe Ride Support systems, and a team dedicated to making the world better by enabling greater mobility for vulnerable populations,” she added.

In addition to supporting the community in new ways, HopSkipDrive is also committed to new and existing partnerships with schools and districts. “Now more than ever, we’re committed to our existing partnerships, while continuing to expand new opportunities to ensure we’re meeting the growing transportation needs of schools and government agencies,” McFarland said. “We have secured a number of significant partnerships with schools for the upcoming school year that we’re excited about and are actively developing plans to ensure their transportation needs are met once school starts up again.”

To learn more about HopSkipDrive, go here.
How Canada Can Beat the U.S. Rollback Blues in Three Easy Steps

Full Article: Automotive World
Article Date: April 7, 2020

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation released their final rulemaking, rolling back fuel efficiency standards for new passenger cars and light trucks. Not only is this a significant blow for the climate and U.S. consumers; it is a major loss for Canada, too. As I referenced in this post when the U.S. federal government first proposed weakening its regulations, Canada’s standards are tied directly to U.S. rules. Hence, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s regulation has now automatically adjusted to remain aligned with the reduced U.S. efficiency requirements. However, there are a few actions Canada can take to not only ensure the continued production of cleaner cars, but also to make sure its auto manufacturing industry remains viable in the future.

One way that Canada can mitigate some of the environmental and economic damage resulting from the U.S. vehicle standards rollback is by significantly ramping up national policies to support domestic electric vehicle sales and manufacturing. Currently, Canada is the 12th largest passenger vehicle producer, but electric vehicle production, accounting for only 0.4% of the country’s total, is 80% lower than the global average. Canada currently ranks sixth in the world in zero-emission commercial truck and bus manufacturing, but with only 0.1% of the world’s total production, there are significant opportunities for securing a larger share of this market. In order to assure Canada’s auto industry remains viable as many major markets are transitioning to electric vehicles, and to help the country meets its climate goals, policymakers should:
  1. Initiate a rulemaking to establish Canada-specific passenger vehicle efficiency standards. Canada should have the ability to control the direction of its own vehicle fleet in order to accomplish the country’s environmental goals, and the only way to do that is to implement a stand-alone, Canada-specific regulation for improving the fuel efficiency of passenger cars and trucks. Canada’s original efficiency standards are readily achievable with established technologies and would provide significant benefits to Canadian consumers. Keeping the more stringent standards would also ensure the country can achieve its 2030 climate goals for the transportation sector.
  2. Aggressively ramp up zero-emission vehicle incentives for Canadian consumers and businesses. The federal government has established a goal to reach 30% zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales in the new passenger car market by 2030, and 100% by 2040. In order to support ZEV sales, Canada has introduced several financial incentives for consumers and businesses. But to fully transition to ZEVs by mid-century, there is a critical need for increased—and sustained—incentives for both the public and industry. There also needs to be a well-designed and well-executed plan for sunsetting these incentives over time as the ZEV market matures.
  3. Revitalize the domestic auto sector and supply chains with ZEV-promoting policies. As global auto production accelerates towards electric drive, Canada’s passenger vehicle manufacturing industry is increasingly vulnerable as currently only one ZEV model—the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid—is assembled domestically. Sales of this vehicle model represent less than half a percent of Canada’s total light-duty vehicle production. However, while Canada has fallen behind many other auto-producing countries, the global ZEV market is still relatively young and there are many options for Canada to boost its ZEV manufacturing and related supply chains. Our recent paper and a companion study outline several policy interventions that can help attract more investment in Canadian ZEV production. Our analysis shows that the clearest path to boosting domestic auto manufacturing is increasing demand for ZEVs. This increase in demand can be achieved with policies aimed at consumers, such as financial incentives or zero-emission vehicle mandates and emissions standards in the auto sector. An ambitious ZEV-supportive policy package—including federal ZEV sales requirements for passenger cars and commercial trucks and buses, as well as ZEV manufacturing subsidies to reduce production costs by 10%—would lead to nearly 800,000 new ZEV-related jobs and $110 billion in related GDP by 2040.
Early last month, Prime Minister Trudeau visited Lion Electric, a Canadian startup that is manufacturing electric school buses and heavy trucks. He called electric vehicles the “economy of the future.”  I couldn’t agree more. But even so, it’s time for the country to fully embrace that future right now.
Blue Bird Delivers Its 100th Electric-Powered School Bus

Full Article: School Transportation News
Article Date: April 14, 2020

The 100th fully-electric Blue Bird school bus was delivered to Alisal Union School District in Salinas (CA). Alisal Union School District received the bus from A-Z Bus Sales on March 27, 2020, which will replace an aging diesel-powered unit in their fleet. This bus produces zero-emissions, helping reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions that affect students and communities.

Blue Bird’s electric buses offer benefits such as reduced maintenance costs (since these buses do not require oil or transmission fluid changes as well as having fewer parts) and quieter operation, as the drivetrain is whisper-quiet.

Districts like Alisal are finding it affordable to bring these buses into their fleets with the help of grants and incentives provided by energy companies and clean air initiatives. “Alisal Union School District is grateful to the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP),” said Jim Koenig, Superintendent of Alisal Union School District. “This grant made this purchase possible for the District and its students.”

A-Z Bus Sales has been assisting Alisal, among other districts, with helping secure grants towards the addition of electric buses to their fleets for many years. “We specialize in alternative fuel grant access and administration, and are excited to see that Alisal was able to secure a grant for this bus,” said John Landherr, president of A-Z Bus Sales, which has delivered 100 all-electric school buses from Type C and D Blue Bird buses as well as Type A Micro Bird buses throughout California and Hawaii. “Alisal has also worked with us to build a service and training plan, to prepare their drivers and technicians for the road ahead with this new technology.”

Blue Bird’s dealer network is equipped to help school districts access the funding, the infrastructure, the training, and the buses needed to save them money while reducing emissions. For more information on Blue Bird’s Electric bus line, visit
NSTA Cancels Summer Conference, Safety Competition

Full Article: School Bus Fleet
Article Date: April 10, 2020

The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has announced that it is canceling its annual summer conference and safety competition, which had been scheduled for July 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an email to its members recently, the NSTA said that over the last two weeks it became clear that hosting the 2020 NSTA Annual Meeting and Convention and the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition, which were to be held from July 18 to 22 in Niagara Falls (NY), “was becoming increasingly unfeasible. The availability of participants, competitors, attendees, sponsors, and speakers to be able to travel cannot be confirmed at this point, and the ability of the industry to take time away from operations has become increasingly less likely as well,” the association said in the email.

Most, if not all states, the NSTA added, have canceled their safety competitions, which cuts down on or eliminates the pool of competitors for the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. “Like you, we are deeply dismayed, but accepting, of this unfortunate reality,” the NSTA said.

This would have been the 50-year anniversary of the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. The association is still planning to host its 2021 Annual Meeting and Convention, and School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Milwaukee, Wis., from July 17 to July 21, and is finalizing plans to host the 2022 convention and safety competition in Niagara Falls (NY), in July.

“NSTA foresees a time when the industry can once again come together and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the safety competition,” the association said in the email.

More information about the cancellations can be found at
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Upcoming Events
Apr. 15 P.R.I.D.E. Recertification Program - POSTPONED
Apr. 19-22 Ontario Transportation Expo (OTE) - CANCELLED
Apr. 27-May 1 Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference (CPTC) - POSTPONED
May 3-8 Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program - POSTPONED
May 27 SBO Webinar
June 6 P.R.I.D.E. Recertification Program
July 12-17 Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program
Aug. 9-14 Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program
Aug. 15 P.R.I.D.E. Recertification Program
Oct. 7 P.R.I.D.E. Recertification Program
Oct. 7 SBO Webinar
Oct. 14-15 OASBO Pupil Transportation Conference
Oct. 18-23 Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program
Nov. 22-27 Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program
Dec. 6-11 Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program
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