In this together: Why districts need non-routine transportation partners in a post-COVID world
By Tim Ammon & Aylin Cook at HopSkipDrive on June 9, 2020
The primary challenge facing school districts and leaders in the context of the dual crises of COVID-19 and the economic fallout will be how to best balance the need for services with the almost ever-changing resource picture.
Mis-Guided: The Needfor School Districts to Develop Their Own Response to CDC Guidelines
By Tim Ammon and Tom Platt on May 22, 2020
We commend the CDC for recognizing the importance of school transportation to the safe reopening of schools. We are concerned, however, that this guidance cannot be broadly identified and applied as universal best practices.
The Right Decision: Stay on Track with DSG
April 2020 Newsletter
We have devoted this inaugural issue of the Decision Support Group newsletter to what we believe is coming next for schools and school transportation following the extraordinary impacts of the global pandemic. There are predictable implications within reasonable degrees of certainty, and we should all be prepared with reasoned short- and medium-term responses that need not constrain long-term organizational flexibility.
What School Start Will Look Like in 2020
by Tim Ammon and Tom Platt on May 7, 2020
There has already been much ink spilled over what the start of school will look like for transportation service providers in August and September 2020. The challenging economic and fiscal environment coupled with continued uncertainty about the public health implications of COVID-19 are certain to change the way schools function and transportation providers operate. Right?
Pandemic Response - School Facility Cleaning
by Tim Ammon and Phil McConnell on April 8, 2020
School and business leaders are deep into their initial responses to Covid-19. In order to get back to school, work, and some degree of normalcy, ensuring that facilities are in fact sanitized and that employees and students believe facilities are clean is of paramount importance.