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3 Ways to Improve Student Transportation and Achieve Better Attendance

December 12, 2022 / by EverDriven posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

With continual influxes in demand for alternative student transportation, EverDriven's CEO, Mitch Bowling, shares three solutions to improve student transportation and effectively address the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to help alleviate concerns for parents and school districts.

As the CEO of EverDriven, a tech-enabled alternative transportation provider that works with school districts to supplement the bus system, Bowling has seen firsthand how secure, consistent, and agile transportation can help both students and districts successfully navigate these challenges. By utilizing alternative vehicles, districts can support student success by providing a way to achieve better attendance and save time and money figuring out the logistical and financial factors through using a Cooperative Purchasing Organization like OMNIA Partners.

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Keep Vehicles Moving with Proactive Battery Maintenance

November 16, 2022 / by Lawson Products posted in Fleet, Parks & Recreation, Cooperative Purchasing

Whether you depend on your vehicles to provide essential services to the community or simply shuttle staff and equipment between buildings, fleet maintenance is critical. Performing regular inspections and maintenance on your fleets’ batteries should be near the top of the list.

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4 Ways EverDriven is Ready to Meet the Increased Demand for Alternative School Transportation

August 30, 2022 / by EverDriven posted in Procurement, K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

With continual influxes in demand for alternative student transportation, EverDriven, the leader in this industry for school districts nationwide, announced a series of advancements that are guaranteed to continue the heritage of innovation in student mobility that has always been at the forefront of EverDriven's support. These industry-leading initiatives that make alternative transportation safer, more effective, and more efficient to manage for districts across the U.S. plan to continue providing safety and consistency for your most vulnerable students.

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The Priceless Return on Prioritizing Outdoor Fitness: Students Discover the Physical & Psychological Benefits

July 25, 2022 / by GameTime posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Higher Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Continued threats of mental health concerns burden young adults at a more rapid pace than ever, with 60% of American college students reporting feelings of "overwhelming anxiety" and 40% reporting severe depression regularly, according to an American Health Care Association study. In this blog, discover how OMNIA Partners participants utilize GameTime's engaging outdoor fitness equipment to provide relief from these and other issues facing college students on a day-to-day basis.

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How to Winterize Your Organization to Prevent Employee & Equipment Downtime

January 5, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Fleet, Parks & Recreation, Cooperative Purchasing

Crews across the country are battling a “Season of Shivers," which is the theme of this year's Farmer’s Almanac winter weather forecast of “bone-chilling with below-average temperatures across most of the United States.” Procurement leaders are working to ensure their school or agency’s crew members have the best equipment to prevent product repairs, downtime, damage and injury due to weather. 

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What You Need To Know About Cybersecurity & Protecting Student Data

November 17, 2021 / by EverDriven posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Last month EverDriven brought awareness to Cyber Security Awareness Month and sat down with their own Chief Technology Officer Bryan Glenn and Security Administrator Brian Kwiecinski to discuss student data protection. Keep reading for the interview transcript. 

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A Greener Future for Playgrounds

October 29, 2021 / by KOMPAN, Inc. posted in K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

KOMPAN can make it possible to choose lower carbon emissions by picking products that are either born green or made green.

For a brighter future for our children, we all must carry the responsibility of lowering carbon emissions. According to United Nations, we need to cut carbon by 45% before 2030 in order to keep temperature increase to only 1.5 degrees.

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Shedding Light on Childhood PTSD and It's Long Term Effects

September 27, 2021 / by EverDriven posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

EverDriven sits down with Dr. Daniel Hoover, Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, to discuss the dispelling misconceptions about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and educating us on its significance in those who suffer from it specifically.

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Reducing Overheight Collisions: Get to Know Your Overheight Warning System Options

August 25, 2021 / by Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO) posted in Local & State Government, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Collisions between overheight vehicles and low-clearance structures – bridges, tunnels, parking structures and more – are both common and costly. Proactively alerting overheight vehicle drivers of an impending collision can drastically reduce incidents and boost safety for all road users.

While overheight warning systems make this possible, it’s important to right-size the system and leverage the most effective configuration.

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How is Your School Handling Bus Driver Shortages?

May 13, 2021 / by EverDriven posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

As schools move from virtual learning or hybrid to in-person learning, many are facing challenges of driver shortages. Many schools are challenged with keeping students and staff safe, sanitization and new protocols and less drivers. In the past few weeks, you've also most likely been in contact with your bus drivers about coming back to work – having many who've agreed to do so. However, when it's time to resume routes, some may come to find out that they actually feel more uncomfortable about their return than they originally thought. 

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