Communication and collaboration are fundamental to a safe and secure transportation system. These skills are essential for Head Start staff in all transportation-related activities, from implementing and following day-to-day policies and procedures to effectively taking emergency action when needed. Use these resources to improve communication and safety practices throughout your program’s transportation system.
Head Start Resources
Communication Training for Head Start Transportation Staff
Learn how communication skills training can increase the efficiency of transportation staff.
A Conversation About Transportation Safety
Watch this webinar to learn about the importance of transportation safety.
Vehicle Evacuation Drills
Consider these strategies as you establish and test your emergency vehicle evacuation policies and procedures.
Transportation Security and Safety
Consider these action items when you address your program’s transportation security and safety risks.
National Association for Pupil Transportation: Resources
Find guidelines, tactics, templates, and other training materials that promote school bus safety.
Keeping Children Safe in and Around the School Bus
The American School Bus Council offers a Safety Media Toolkit and tip sheets on how to teach students to be safe in and around the school bus.
Buses Safest Transportation for School Children
The National Safety Council offers safety tips for children and bus drivers.
Emergency Rescue Procedures: A Guideline Manual for School Bus Involvement
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services offers a manual that helps school districts prepare emergency action plans.
Guideline for the Safe Transportation of Preschool Age Children in School Buses
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers research-based guidelines for safely transporting preschool children.
Uniform Guidelines for State Highway Safety Programs
The NHTSA offers guidelines for minimizing mishaps while students travel to and from school and school-related events.
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Last Updated: August 11, 2022