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New York Implements “Under the Hood” CDL Testing Exemption to Enhance Driver Recruiting and Retention

In January 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul directed the state Department of Motor Vehicles to implement the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (“FMCSA”) Under the Hood (“UTH”) CDL Testing Exemption, in an effort to enhance school bus driver recruiting. This initiative is also known as the “School Bus Only CDL” because it allows school bus operators to simplify the CDL training process for candidates who are obtaining their CDL for the purpose of driving a “School Bus Only...
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Requests for Bids (“RFB’s”) For School Transportation Contracts in New York

School transportation contracts in New York are subject to statutory bid or proposal processes that allows school districts to compare offers, with varying degrees of detail. The most simple of the two statutory bidding processes is the Request for Bid (RFB). This article discusses the statutory RFB process in New York for school bus contracts, and explains how contracts are awarded by school districts in compliance with New York’s RFB laws.  
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8/18/2023| Reference Number : 205.0| Legal, School Bus, Insurance/Risk Management | New York, Request for Bids |

Confidentiality – FERPA, IDEA, NY Law, and More…

For school bus contractors, proper access to and handling of confidential student information is important. This is especially true when dealing with special issues related to a child’s care. Businesses and school districts often struggle to balance the protection of student privacy with the disclosure of information necessary for student health and safety. This article discusses access to and protection of confidential information.
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5/24/2023| Reference Number : 138.1| Legal, School Bus, Legislative/Regulatory | Confidentiality, FERPA, IDEA, New York |