And the Winner is……

The Cigma Well Being Award goes to Chicago-based school bus company Cook-Illinois Corporation!!!!! Cigna is a global company and cites the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistic that employers lose over $225 million annually because of employee health problems and they created the Well-Being Award to showcase employer who go above and beyond! Cook […]

Wheel Chair Security

Last year I covered an incident where a handicapped girl in a wheel tipped over and smacked her head on the seat next to her. She then rode tipped over for three minutes until the driver reached her home. At which point the driver and aide righted her and helped her off. Her mother is […]

NASDPTS Releases New Passing Survey Results

The new illegal passing survey done for the previous year has been realeased. This surgery is put on by  the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services  and its full results can be found here. It tells us how many states take the survey, how many drivers reported, how many times they were illegally […]

Unspoken Sorrow Companion Workbook

  Kari is in the process of developing a companion workbook to Unspoken Sorrow for use during presentations or training. This comprehensive workbook covers many aspects of the aftermath of a crash as well as explaining the wonderful features of JAK the App. This workbook includes a timeline of the Monticello crash and aftermath, press releases […]

The End of the School Year

As we near the end of May, we see the sun shining and feel more carefree. Children are excited for summer vacation to start. Some students have already completed the school year. But, there are still schools in session and many classes are taking field trips. We just want to give a reminder to keep […]

Kari Discusses How the Book Helped Her Address Grief

Give sorrow words; The grief that does not speak Whispers the o’er-fraught heart And bids it break. – William Shakespeare, Macbeth Kari conducted an interview with Tim Hennagir, Managing Editor of the Monticello Times about the book. In this audio clip, Kari discusses how the book helped her address her grief, even 20 years later. […]

Praise for the Book; Review on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read! By chaseron April 15, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Very interesting book and until reading it I didn’t really know much about this tragedy as we were not members of the Monticello community yet. My heart goes out to all those affected by this horrific event. And for […]

MN DPS Leads the Way

Lt. Brian Reu The first talk about the book, Unspoken Sorrow: Whispers From a Broken Heart takes place this month! Kari will be presenting book and crash topics to the Minnesota stakeholders group on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Minnesota State Director of Pupil Transportation, Lt. Brain Reu, extended the invitation for the 45-minute event. She […]