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December 20, 2018

First Student and AASA Partner for National Superintendent of theYear® Program

Entering its 32nd year, the National Superintendent of the Year® program celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents. The criterion for the annual award includes leadership in learning, communication, professionalism and community involvement.The four 2019 National Superintendent of the Year® finalists will be announced in December. The honoree will be named at AASA’s National Conference on Education, Feb.14-16, in Los Angeles, Ca. A $10,000 college scholarship will be presented in the name of the recipient to a student in the high school from which the superintendent graduated, or the school now serving the same area.The 2018 recipient was Dr. David Schuler, superintendent of Township High SchoolDistrict 214 in Illinois.“First Student is honored to partner with AASA, an organization dedicated to raising the voices of our school system leaders and supporting the creation of world-class learning environments,” said First Student President Dennis R.Maple. “I am absolutely passionate about K-12 education. This partnership is a great fit, benefiting AASA members, the broader community and most importantly, the five million students we transport each school day.”Throughout its history, First Student has partnered with local school districts to deliver safe, quality and effective student transportation solutions. The organization’s approach applies national resources to locally defined priorities, creating a lasting and positive impact in the communities it serves.As the preeminent transportation provider in North America, First Student invests heavily in driver training, safety and technology to deliver a ride that’s twice as safe as the industry average.

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, FirstStudent strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. FirstStudent completes five million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. For more information, please visit

About AASA

AASA, The SchoolSuperintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organizationfor more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout theworld. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaderswho are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For moreinformation, visit