Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

A lifelong disability can make a tremendous impact in the way someone lives their life. During the month of March, we join the world in honoring Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month to help promote advocacy, knowledge, and a better understanding of what people with cerebral palsy go through every day. What Is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Being a driver behind the wheel is a significant responsibility to undertake. After all, “Eight percent of injury crashes, and 14 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2018 were reported as distraction-affected crashes,” states the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although we can’t completely predict what lies ahead, we can still […]

National Autism Awareness Month

In 1943, Leo Kanner wrote a scientific paper called “Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact” that illustrated the experiences of 11 children displaying feelings of social detachment and isolation. He was the first to categorize his findings as ‘infantile autismʼ. Ultimately, becoming a renowned term within clinical psychiatry. Now, recent findings show that Autism Spectrum Disorder […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

District Case Study: Prince William County Public Schools (Manassas, VA)

Prince William County Public Schools – The Customer Prince William County Public Schools is the second-largest school district in Virginia and the 35th largest in the United States. Its mission is to provide a world-class education to the 90,000+ students enrolled across the district. The Challenge Since 2012, the Office of Transportation Services with Prince […]

District Case Study: Henrico County Public Schools (Henrico, VA)

The Customer Henrico County Public Schools (Henrico) is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Case Study: Hurricane Harvey (Texas)

The Scenario In 2017, EverDriven successfully routed and transported more than 650 school children affected by Hurricane Harvey across Houston, Texas. Since EverDriven had a contract in place with National IPA, the transportation management company was able to start immediately. The Challenge The task at hand was challenging due to unique and complex logistics scenarios. […]

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

The Customer 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 […]

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

The Customer 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 […]

Focus on the One Interview with Dr. Daniel Hoover

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 most […]

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

The Customer 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 […]

ALC Schools Success Story: Garland ISD (Texas)

The School District Garland Independent School District (ISD) ranks as the second-largest district in Dallas County alone. It’s also the fifth-largest in Dallas-Fort Worth and the 15th-largest in Texas. GISD has technology-driven campuses, magnet programs, and approximately 200 Career and Technical Education courses. It educates 55,000 students across 72 campuses and is among the 75-largest […]

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

The Customer As the only public-school system in Aurora, Colorado, and in partnership with the community, Aurora Public Schools is committed to accelerating learning for all students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to shape successful futures. The Challenge Several years ago, Aurora Public Schools found itself in a unique position. District enrollment […]

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

The Customer 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ALC Schools Success Story: Canyons School District (Utah)

Summary The School District Canyons School District is located in the southern portion of Salt Lake County in Utah. The district serves the communities of Alta, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Midvale and Sandy. Residents of those communities voted to create the district in 2007, making Canyons the first school district to be formed in the state in almost a century. The district officially started operating on July 1, 2009, […]

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 […]

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

Strategic Partnership Announced!

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 […]

EverDriven CEO Bowling Shares Customer Service Vision

EverDriven - Mitch Bowling, CEO

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 […]

ALC Schools, LLC Names Mitch Bowling As CEO

EverDriven Announces 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 […]

National Special Education Day – December 2

From our best friends to our children, siblings, or extended family members, we have experience with individuals with specific needs. These people are important to us and we celebrate their equal opportunity for education. EverDriven celebrates National Special Education Day! December hosts National Special Education Day. The National PTA has created information and resources on the unique […]

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 […]

Saluting Our U.S. Veterans

Our veterans are the heart and soul of this country and we are grateful to work alongside so many EverDriven team members that have served or are currently serving in the United States military. Their commitment to protect our country, freedom, and democracy, is the ultimate sacrifice. We thank our EverDriven team members, their families, […]

[OMNIA WEBINAR] How to Meet the Transportation Needs of Students in 20/21 School Year.

OMNIA Partners and EverDriven recently recorded a webinar that will provide your school district with solutions on getting your McKinney-Vento and Special Needs students back-to-school. During the on-demand webinar hosted by OMNIA Partners, panelists Stacy Broussard, Routing and Field Supervisor-Transportation for Fort Bend ISD, and Josie Wilkes, Vice President of Business Development with EverDriven shared their valuable experience […]

Transportation company EverDriven provides food during pandemic

By Cindy Arora As soon as the pandemic hit, San Clemente-based EverDriven knew students were going to need help. 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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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

EverDriven Dispatch

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 […]

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 […]