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April 4, 2024

Safety First: Transportation Guidelines That Protect Student Well-Being

With the proper safety requirements in place, alternative student transportation is just as safe as the bus. Learn about our SafeRide Guidelines now!

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March 26, 2024

Spotlight on Alternative Student Transportation

Consistent transportation experiences can enhance student well-being. Learn more about improving journeys with safe, reliable, and cost-effective alternative student transportation.

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February 19, 2024

How to Procure Alternative Transportation

Alternative forms of student transportation provide options for districts that need to supplement their current bus transportation in order to best serve their students’ needs.

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January 22, 2024

Making Student Transportation More Accessible

Accessibility is not just a buzzword, but a vital aspect of student transportation, especially for students with special needs.

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January 18, 2024

Ensuring Access to Breakfast with McKinney-Vento Student Transportation

February is National Hot Breakfast Month! Read how alternative transportation helps McKinney-Vento students reach school in time for their morning meal.

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January 18, 2024

For Students Experiencing Homelessness, Just Getting to School Is Half the Battle

The National Center for Homeless Education reports that as many as 37% of students experiencing homelessness are chronically absent. Learn how alternative student transportation helps districts support these students and drive educational equity.

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January 10, 2024

The IDEA: How to Get Transportation Services Written Into an IEP

Compared to their peers, children and youth with special needs may face additional barriers getting to and from school. Fortunately, student transportation is considered a related service under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), offering valuable support to both students and school districts. Read our eBook to discover the funding opportunities available under the IDEA and how to get transportation services written into a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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January 1, 2024

ESSA and Foster Care Transportation: Ensuring Educational Stability

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in 2015, marked a significant shift in education policy in the United States.

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December 28, 2023

Providing Consistency and Stability through Alternative Student Transportation: A Lifeline for Children and Youth in Foster Care or Experiencing Homelessness

Children require consistent care and a stable environment to grow and truly thrive. Ensuring they have reliable stability enables them to feel safe, cared for, and allows them to flourish.

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December 18, 2023

How to Evaluate Student Transportation Options

School districts can save costs and enhance journeys with alternative student transportation. Learn more about this cost-effective solution in our blog.

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November 21, 2023

Alternative Student Transportation: Big Benefits in Small Vehicles

The yellow school bus has been the face of student transportation for decades. However, this traditional might not meet the needs of every student.

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November 19, 2023

Decision Making For Student Transportation

It's essential to include the right stakeholders in student transportation decisions. But how do you identify these key decision-makers? Read our eBook to learn more!

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November 8, 2023

Is the School of Origin Always in the Best Interest of a Student?

First, let’s define “school of origin.” Typically, school of origin refers to the school that a child is attending or enrolled in when they experience a change in their living situation.

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November 3, 2023

How To Write an RFP for Alternative Student Transportation

The first step in writing a request for proposal (RFP) for alternative student transportation is to outline your students' transportation needs. Our eBook also provides expert insights to attract competitive bids, leverage a bus transportation RFP as a starting point, and determine a qualified transportation partner.

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October 16, 2023

Evaluating and Implementing Student Transportation Tracking

Discover the key considerations when evaluating student or driver tracking applications and associated benefits, including enhanced transparency and efficiency.

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October 16, 2023

Special Needs Solutions

Many factors come into play when transporting kiddos with special needs. Explore strategies to help ensure each child’s safety during trips while enabling students with special needs to have access to the same quality of education as their peers.

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October 5, 2023

Student Transportation Under the McKinney-Vento Act

Providing equal access to education for all students is a challenge. Especially for students experiencing homelessness or frequent changes in their living situation.

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October 5, 2023

7 student populations that benefit from small-capacity vehicles

School districts nationwide are facing bus driver shortages. 87% of school transportation professionals reported that the lack of drivers is a major problem when providing safe student transportation.

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October 2, 2023

Bullying Prevention: Creating safe spaces for students through alternative student transportation

National Bullying Prevention Month raises awareness about bullying and the importance of creating safe learning environments.

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September 18, 2023

Best for Back to School 2023

Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence program helps readers discover solutions to enhance their work in any learning environment. Learn about EverDriven’s technology-enabled alternative transportation service that provides students with a consistent, reliable, and safe ride to school every day.

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September 15, 2023

The crisis hiding in plain sight? Advocating for 1.2+ million students facing homelessness

An alarming number of U.S. students enrolled in public schools have experienced homelessness. Discover the five meaningful steps school leaders can take to improve these students lives, including ensuring they get safe and reliable transportation to their school of origin.

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September 11, 2023

Modernizing student transportation regulations: A Q&A with Morgan Judge

Many school districts are exploring alternative transportation options to meet their students’ dynamic needs. However, can those alternatives keep students safe? Gain insights from Morgan Judge, Director of Compliance, Regulation, and Policy at EverDriven, as she discusses the benefits of updating student transportation regulations and modernizing them to include smaller-capacity vehicles and their drivers.

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September 3, 2023

Transportation as a “related service” under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

In 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law. Originally known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, this federal law ensures that children and youth with special needs receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The IDEA also guarantees that all eligible special needs students have access to specialized […]

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September 1, 2023

Solving school transportation troubles with Title I funds

The federal Title I program allocates funds to support disadvantaged children and address school transportation challenges. Discover four facts about these resources and how they can help school districts give every child the opportunity to receive high-quality education.

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August 7, 2023

3 benefits of alternative transportation for McKinney-Vento students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures that homeless students have access to the same educational opportunities as their peers. According to this federal law, states must provide transportation services (among others) for students facing housing insecurity so they can continue to attend school. This helps improve educational outcomes by ensuring no student is left behind […]

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August 2, 2023

Alternative student transportation: Is it right for your district?

School districts can leverage alternative transportation options to help students from vulnerable communities get to school safely. Explore the benefits of small-capacity vehicles in a district’s transportation program and discover strategies for selecting a reliable alternative transportation partner.

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July 28, 2023

Alternative Student Transportation: Everything You Need To Know

Alternative student transportation refers to any mode of transportation aside from the traditional yellow school bus. Learn how these alternatives help districts personalize journeys for students with special needs and help kids from vulnerable communities get access to high-quality education.

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July 23, 2023

Americans with Disabilities Act: The importance of special needs transportation

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990. This law ensures equal rights for individuals with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination in employment, education, transportation, and other aspects of public life. As we celebrate the ADA’s 33rd anniversary on July 26th, let’s think about what we can do to improve the lives […]

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July 10, 2023

How Small-Capacity Vehicles Complement the Bus

Safe and consistent journeys are essential for students with unique transportation needs. Alternative transportation in small-capacity vehicles can provide students with much-needed consistency while supplementing existing bus routes - enabling more kids to get to school every day.

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June 7, 2023

EverDriven and School Bus Logistics Team Up to Streamline Routing and Logistics for Districts

The collaboration between EverDriven and School Bus Logistics (SBL) aims to minimize the impact of the ongoing bus driver shortage. Gain insights into the comprehensive service offerings that school districts can tap into, such as route optimization, daily route planning, fleet analysis, and more!

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April 28, 2023

'There are bus drivers still running multiple routes:' PBCSD bus driver shortage continues

To alleviate the bus driver shortage, certain school districts have turned to private transportation services. Discover how EverDriven has stepped in to help students, especially special needs children and vulnerable student populations, continue to get to school safely.

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April 6, 2023

Spotlight: The CEO behind the Colorado company helping special needs students

EverDriven’s CEO, Mitch Bowling, is passionate about helping special needs students and those from vulnerable communities get to and from school safely every day. Fun fact: He’s a fan of Ted Lasso and tacos! Get to know more about him here!

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February 2, 2023

Driving the Displaced: Transporting America's Homeless Students

Ensuring that McKinney-Vento students have access to transportation is crucial for their educational success. Explore how alternative transportation options work alongside school buses to help every student get the education they deserve.

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January 16, 2023

Creative Routing Helps Meet Special Needs

School districts must consider each student's unique needs when making transportation arrangements. Learn more about how EverDriven, the leading provider of alternative student transportation, leverages technology to match each student to the right vehicle, ensuring safer and more comfortable trips.

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December 6, 2022

Could specialty driving services be the newest form of school transportation?

Schools everywhere are facing a significant problem: school bus driver shortages. To address this issue, EverDriven aims to provide specialty driving services that can create a more efficient system and alleviate the transportation challenges faced by schools.

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December 1, 2022

EverDriven Hires Global Leader in Customer Care as Demand Surges for its Student Transportation Solutions

EverDriven, the leading provider of alternative student transportation for school districts across the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Provino as Senior Vice President of Operations. Learn more about Provino’s new role in improving operational efficiencies and expanding the company's internal and field operations teams.

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November 30, 2022

Forward-Looking Roundtable: Envisioning the Future of Pupil Transportation

Alternative transportation providers can help supplement the bus system and provide students with secure, consistent, and agile transportation. Discover how EverDriven’s CEO, Mitch Bowling, navigates the complexities around student transportation and effectively addresses key challenges.

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November 9, 2022

Waiver Unwavered

School buses may not be the most suitable mode of school transportation for special needs students. Check out this interview with EverDriven’s CEO, Mitch Bowling, to learn more about how alternative student transportation complements school buses and helps more students get to school safely.

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November 7, 2022

3 Takeaways from the New School Year

Alternative transportation providers can help supplement the bus system and provide students with secure, consistent, and agile transportation. Discover how EverDriven’s CEO, Mitch Bowling, navigates the complexities around student transportation and effectively addresses key challenges.

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October 6, 2022

EverDriven Grows Technical Team to Help Enhance Student Transportation Options

Discover EverDriven's innovative transportation solutions designed to meet your students’ unique needs. Our technology-enabled alternative student transportation service offers a safe and cost-effective way for school districts to ensure crucial transportation services for kids from vulnerable communities, including children with special needs and those supported by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

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October 2, 2022

A Bus of a Different Color

To address the shortage of bus drivers and improve efficiency, school districts are expanding their options and partnering with alternative student transportation providers. By using SUVs, vans, and sedans, these alternative transportation providers can better serve students with specific transportation needs, such as those with disabilities or living in remote areas.

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August 12, 2022

5 reasons district leaders should expand transportation options

Many school districts are still facing a shortage of bus drivers, and the pandemic has worsened this shortage. Learn more about the five systemic shifts contributing to the increased need for expanding transportation options and how alternative transportation can help school districts mitigate these issues.

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April 14, 2022

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Being a driver behind the wheel is a significant responsibility to undertake

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April 14, 2022

National Autism Awareness Month

In 1943, Leo Kanner wrote a scientific paper called "Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact"

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April 13, 2022

Month of the Military Child

Every April, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) celebrates the Month of the Military Child. The DOD recognizes the importance and resilience of 1.6 million children of active and reserve duty members in the United States military. Though support is acknowledged all year round - on and off installments - children of military families are faced […]

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April 13, 2022

It's Occupational Therapy Month

Did you know that before the early 1970s over 4.5 million children were prevented from access to sufficient education specifically because of their disabilities?  Since then, the pioneering enactments of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA), have pushed the field of special education to help improve the lives of students with differing disabilities and […]

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March 16, 2022

Saluting the Working Mothers!

Statistics show that the working mom is becoming the norm, rather than an exception. Now, companies are encouraged to shift practices to support working mothers toward career advancement by offering efficient options like flexible schedules and being able to work remotely. This previously untapped potential can help improve work life balance for mothers in the […]

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February 28, 2022

Celebrating Rare Disease Day

In the United States, a disease is considered rare when it affects fewer than 200,000 people nationwide. They’re often unintentionally misdiagnosed and misunderstood, which can lead to treatment delays or uninformed decisions. Established in 2008, Rare Disease Day helps to bring awareness to the need for research and early diagnosis. For many people with rare […]

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February 2, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

Throughout history - and still today - certain groups of people have experienced the perils of oppression. We believe that the power of knowledge, openness, and compassion for others can remedy such negativity. In February we celebrate Black History Month with so many others. It's a month to set aside specifically to observe the several […]

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January 26, 2022

Keeping Children Safe From the Dangers of Human Trafficking

In honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, continuing the conversation about the dangers of human trafficking today is paramount. That's why learning to recognize its subtle and specific signs can help both raise awareness and prevent it from happening. Keeping our youth safe and out of harm's way is an incredible feat […]

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January 18, 2022

ALC Schools Introduces Service Provider Portal

Denver, January 12, 2022 - Alternative student transportation company ALC Schools (ALC) today announced the launch of the ALC Schools Provider Portal, a new tool that provides the special needs transportation innovator’s nationwide network of transportation service providers with the ability to simplify and streamline their operations and achieve greater visibility into the business they […]

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January 13, 2022

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln to end the burden of slavery within the United States. Congress officially enacted the proclamation in 1865, however incidences of modern slavery still exists today. According to the U.S. Department of States' fact sheet, it is estimated that more than 24.9 million adults […]

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September 15, 2021

September is Hunger Action Month

Despite the common notion in which all humans should have the right to clean water, clean air, reliable infrastructure, technological innovation, and more, the western world has yet to alleviate the burden of hunger. Needless to say, natural causes like droughts, wild fires, hurricanes, and tornados can certainly influence access to adequate food. However, social […]

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September 13, 2021

EverDriven Continues to Raise the Bar Amidst New Industry COVID Standards

EverDriven is no stranger to innovation and setting industry standards. That's why keeping up with safety protocols and legal regulations is something we, as a company, deem important in order to continue to provide the best, safest and most reliable transportation for our nation's most vulnerable students. We weren't surprised when we started seeing the […]

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September 6, 2021

District Case Study: Liberty Public Schools (Liberty, MO)

Located just northeast of downtown Kansas City, Liberty Public Schools meets the unique needs of more than 12,500 students. Teachers and administrators collaborate with families to ensure a future-focused community with a passion for lifelong learning. The Challenge Liberty Public Schools was just weeks away from beginning a new school year when they discovered a […]

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August 9, 2021

District Case Study: Grandview Consolidated School District #4 (Grandview, MO)

Grandview Consolidated School District #4 (GC-4) was established in 1914. Today district boundaries encompass the majority of Grandview, Missouri, as well as portions of south Kansas City on the west, and Lee’s Summit on the east, with a total population of 32,000. The district proudly serves a diverse student population of approximately 4,300 students. It […]

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August 5, 2021

Focus on the One Interview with Dr. Daniel Hoover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vn2jdbvnxI At EverDriven, every single one of the students we transport to and from school are individually unique and special in their own way. That's why we've dedicated ourselves to consistently focus on the one to help every child have an equal opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. However, many might not realize that the […]

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August 2, 2021

District Case Study: Littleton Public Schools (Littleton, CO)

Littleton Public Schools is a premier school district located a few miles south of downtown Denver. It serves Littleton, Columbine Valley, and portions of Bow Mar, Centennial, Greenwood Village, and Englewood. With about 15,000 students, Littleton Public Schools offers a comprehensive education from preschool through Grade 12. The Challenge Shortly after becoming the Director of […]

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July 5, 2021

District Case Study: Capistrano Unified School District (Aliso Viejo, CA)

Founded in 1965, Capistrano Unified School District encompasses 200 square miles and a portion of unincorporated Orange County. With 63 campuses, it is the largest employer in south Orange County. San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita are included cities, along with the communities of […]

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June 28, 2021

3 Simple Ways to Ensure a Successful 2021 Back to School Comeback

This last school year has been unlike anything we've ever seen before. Some students were learning from home, others were in the classroom. Some students were being transported, but only in every other row, or in smaller vehicles with only their siblings. Some of our transportation services were being utilized to deliver meals and equipment […]

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June 10, 2021

PTSD Awareness Month: Trauma Can Impact Even the Youngest of Lives

Trauma isn’t always visible to the naked eye. It can also be something that festers deep within, impacting one’s way of life, behavior, and emotions. June offers us a chance to discuss and educate ourselves on what individuals affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have battled. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), PTSD can […]

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May 11, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month and Its Impact on Young Minds

Inner well-being is just as important as external well-being to say the least. Feeling aligned, present, and at peace – first from within – can tremendously affect how you move through life. However, it’s when challenging mental health circumstances are present that make participating in social activities, personal endeavors, or simply even attending school that […]

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May 4, 2021

ALC Schools and Cook-Illinois Corporation Announce Strategic Alliance to Better Serve Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area

San Clemente, CA, May 4, 2021– ALC Schools (ALC) and Cook-Illinois Corporation, safety leaders in student transportation, today announced a new strategic alliance through which the companies will build upon and grow their existing portfolio of services within the greater Chicago metropolitan area, with an emphasis on underserved student populations. ALC is a nationwide alternative […]

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April 15, 2021

National Express and ALC Schools Form Partnership to Expand Specialized Services to Additional Underserved Communities

National Express LLC and ALC Schools, safety leaders in student transportation, are excited to announce a new partnership. Through this new partnership, both National Express and ALC n will build upon and further grow their existing portfolio of services to the communities and students they currently serve, with an emphasis on the underserved. ALC Schools, a pioneer […]

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April 1, 2021

EverDriven CEO Bowling Shares Customer Service Vision

EverDriven School's Mitch Bowling's full interview. Original article posted in School Transportation News - February 15, 2021 With its January hiring of Mitch Bowling as chief executive officer, alternative student transportation provider EverDriven teams up with a corporate customer service veteran to take the company to new heights. EverDriven said Bowling’s previous experience with the […]

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January 19, 2021

ALC Schools, LLC Names Mitch Bowling As CEO

San Clemente, CA, January 19, 2021 – ALC Schools, LLC (“ALC”), a mission-driven provider of alternative transportation solutions to school districts in the United States, today announced that Mitch Bowling has been named as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bowling brings to ALC an extensive background in senior leadership positions at scaled technology-enabled […]

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November 29, 2020

IDEA's 45th Anniversary

On November 29, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. In 1990 an amendment changed the name of that act to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  As stated by the US Department of Education, IDEA accomplishes two important goals: It would guarantee a free appropriate public education to every […]

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June 10, 2020

Transportation company EverDriven provides food during pandemic

EverDriven transports students with disabilities for over 400 districts nationally, but also close to home in the Capistrano Unified School District. Staff rolled up their sleeves, put on their gloves and delivered food to 100 families in the CUSD. CUSD Insider spoke with Megan Carey, an EverDriven representative, who helped coordinate the delivery of 100 bags […]

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April 16, 2020

DELIVERING MEALS DURING COVID-19

ON MARCH 26TH, our EverDriven team joined Dr. Carl Skinner, Deputy Superintendent of Student Services, and Teresa Tanner, Director of Student Services for Hickman Mills School District in Kansas City, MO. We delivered meals to their students, just like we are for districts across the country. We always say we are here to help, and […]

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March 26, 2020

Recorded Webinar: COVID-19—Servicing Students Who Can’t Get to You

A temporary “new normal” has gripped the country with school districts adopting serious measures to keep their kids safe from COVID-19. Adjusting to this new normal means student transportation has gone in reverse—from transporting students to their schools, to the delivery of meals and services to them. However, districts are finding new and creative ways […]

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March 2, 2020

Leading Alternative Student Transportation Company, ALC Schools Announces Acquisition by Palladium Equity Partners, L.L.C.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The pioneering alternative student transportation company, ALC Schools (ALC), announced today that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Palladium Equity Partners, L.L.C. (along with its affiliates, Palladium), a private equity firm based in New York, NY. The student transportation provider, which saw record numbers in 2019 in terms of transporting […]

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January 29, 2020

Alternative Pupil Transportation Provider Marks Milestones

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Alternative transportation company ALC Schools (ALC) recently announced that it is marking significant milestones, including nearly 2 million passenger trips and the one-year anniversary of its North Carolina facility. At the close of 2019, ALC had completed more than 1.75 million student passenger trips and 17 million miles driven, according to […]

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