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School Transportation Security Awareness

The School Transportation Security Awareness, or STSA, program was developed by us in conjunction with the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, the National Association of Pupil Transportation and the National School Transportation Association to provide much needed security awareness information and training to the school transportation industry.  STSA focuses on terrorist and criminal threats to school buses, bus passengers and destination facilities.  It is designed to provide school bus drivers, administrators, and staff members with information that will enable them to effectively identify and report perceived security threats, as well as the skills to School transportation security awareness teaches how to effectively identify and report perceived security threats.appropriately react and respond to a security incident should it occur.
STSA topics include:

  • Terrorism Defined
  • Who Are Terrorists?
  • Define And Identify A Security Threat
  • Define And Identify A Security Incident
  • Potential Weapons And The Probability Of Use
  • Joint Planning Between Organizations
  • Leadership Begins At The Top

The STSA program consists of a 24-minute DVD of a simulated school bus hijacking and Web-based, self-study modules offered in both English and Spanish.  The program was designed so the information can be obtained in a classroom setting or by individual self-guided study on-line.  The STSA Internet Training Facilitator’s Guide and additional group instructional resources can be downloaded from the web site by clicking the supplemental information tab.
Although the DVD contains valuable information in its own right, it is intended to augment the on-line training modules.
We invite you to register your district/organization by clicking the “Sign-up Your District” button on the STSA web site ( Once registration has been completed, a district ID code will be assigned, and each member of your district/ organization will be able to access the on-line training at any time.  Registration also affords you the ability to order additional DVDs on-line.
We offer STSA at no cost to any school division and school transportation entity that requests it.  We appreciate the opportunity to assist you in enhancing school transportation security.