A-3559

Requires training program for school bus drivers and aides on interacting with students with special needs.

NJEA supports A-3559 (Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Jasey).  This bill would require the Department of Education to develop a training program for all school bus drivers and aides on proper procedures for interacting with students with special needs. Under the bill, school districts and private bus contractors would be required to provide the training to their employees.

This bill will help ensure that school bus drivers and aides have necessary training to ensure effective communication, proper use of adaptive equipment and appropriate behavior management when transporting students with special needs.    

NJEA urges your support of A-3559.