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2014-04-29 12:23:03

Teamsters Local 509 Stands with Charleston School Bus Drivers and Community for Safety CHARLESTON, S.C., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters applaud the Charleston County School Board members for their unanimous (9-0) vote Monday night to conduct an investigation into unsafe practices by Durham School Services, the school bus transportation contractor for Charleston County schools. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The investigation is expected to...

2013-06-17 23:18:52

Effective May 21, 2013, Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) elected and installed new board members and officers for 2013-2014. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) founded in 1968 in recognition of the need for educational resources for radiology management professionals annually elects a new Board of Directors. This year the following volunteers will donate their expertise and guidance in leading RBMA into the future: Wendy...

2011-07-18 10:11:00

WALL, N.J., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after Regional School District 17 (RSD 17), which serves the towns of Haddam and Killingworth, Conn. chose to outsource its school bus service to Student Transportation of America (STA), the school district has achieved a budget surplus that allows it to assign savings in operational expenses and $277,530 from the sale of its bus fleet to reduce town tax assessments and school budget costs. In 2010 the school board set aside $830,000...

2010-04-06 08:26:00

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy costs are second only to personnel costs for school district budgets, totaling approximately $8 billion nationwide, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Improving energy efficiency would save an estimated 25 percent of that total. Despite these potential savings, in these unpredictable economic times, it can be challenging for school administrators to gain support for taking on the infrastructure improvements that yield these...

2010-03-10 12:41:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Student Transportation of America (STA), North America's third largest provider of school transportation services, has submitted a detailed proposal to contract and provide school bus service to Memphis City Schools this fall. STA's entry into Memphis is designed to bring good paying jobs to local residents and to boost local businesses by spending millions of dollars on new buses and services purchased through local area merchants. STA's proposal...

2010-02-11 17:32:47

MU professor finds correlation between increased voter turnout and higher test scores President Obama's "Race to the Top" grant program, which encourages school districts to compete for $4.35 billion, has made a strong push for education reform. While much of the education reform debate has focused on issues of adequate funding and teacher qualifications, few have addressed the role of citizen involvement in local education policy making. A University of Missouri researcher has examined the...

2009-10-16 16:02:00

School Board votes to replace aging Marsh Fork Elementary JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Raleigh County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to replace the nearly 70-year old Marsh Fork Elementary School, designating it as a needs project for consideration by the West Virginia School Building Authority. As a needs project, the Raleigh County Board of Education determined that replacement of Marsh Fork Elementary would be a construction priority for the school...

2009-06-17 20:40:58

Ex-NBA star Alonzo Mourning and his wife beat out former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in a dispute over naming of a new North Miami high school. The Miami-Dade School Board gave final approval Wednesday to naming the school after Mourning and his wife, Tracy, The Miami Herald reported. The board settled on the Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus, the Herald reported. Alonzo Mourning had been a star for the Miami Heat. But those who wanted the school named for the...

2009-02-13 15:00:54

The husband of an Illinois teacher with severe asthma told the school board that not allowing his wife to wear a respiratory mask at work violates the law. Roger McReynolds said his wife, Patricia McReynolds, 53, does not need to wear the mask in her classroom at A.O. Marshall Elementary in Joliet because there is an air filter in the room, but she needs the protection to breath the air elsewhere in the school without risking an asthma attack, the Joliet Herald-News reported Friday. Roger...


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