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A Caring Commitment to Special Needs Students
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A Caring Commitment to Special Needs Students

Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, Wis.

The population of students served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has grown at a rate significantly higher than the general education population. Students under IDEA account for approximately 13 percent of the total education population, which is why the demand for special needs transportation service is increasing. 

This can present a challenge for many school districts. Drivers and monitors must be able to clearly communicate expectations and manage behavior while transporting students with special needs — which requires comprehensive training and positive, long-term relationships. 

First Student’s proven solution is focused on carefully selected, expertly trained drivers and a commitment to long-term partnerships.

Download the case study to see how First Student’s well-developed special needs training program is making a difference in the lives of students in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).