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Resources for Positive Behavior & Emergency Safety Intervention Support


Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network

Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices. To request assistance, please click below and complete the form. You will be contacted within five business days.


For more information about TASN and resources available please click on the links below.

TASN Safety Intervention Resources 

TASN website


In the Driver's Seat

KSDE Emergency Safety Intervention regulations (KAR 91-42-1 & 91-42-2), requires schools to implement Emergency Safety Intervention Policies and Training for school employees, KSDE Special Educaion team has provided each Kansas School District a training kit titled "In the Driver's Seat".  This kit was created as part of the safe and Civil Schools training series by Randy Sprick and is designed to help school districts meet the requirements for training specified in these new regulations.

In the Driver's Seat is a comprehensive multimedia program that guides transportation departments in creating and maintaining a safe, responsible, and positive school bus climate through effective student behavior management. With this program, you will receive three components:

  • Bus Driver Program CD—Five interactive CDs, each containing a self-guided curriculum to teach your drivers effective and positive behavior management techniques.
  • Transportation Supervisor Program CD—One CD containing materials to assist transportation administrators in implementing the driver training program.
  • Group Lessons DVD for Drivers—One interactive DVD containing curriculum that a transportation supervisor or driver trainer may use to facilitate training in a group setting. Lesson plans are included.

All three of these components include video narration and demonstrations of effective strategies to prevent and correct misbehaviors.

To assist you in using this training kit, please click on the following link to watch a recording of a webinar which Randy Sprick conducted on September 18, 2013.  The webinar is approximately 60 minutes.  Links to the power point presentation and the sample documents are also provided.

In the Drivers Seat Webinar Recording

Randy Sprick's Webinar Power Point (PDF)

Sample Documents (PDF)

KSDE/TASN Information Flyer

School Bus Safety Director
Keith Dreiling
785-296-6659 (fax)

School Bus Safety Assistant Director
Dennis Tate

School Bus Training Coordinator 
Melissa Ostermeyer

Senior Administrative Assistant
Annette Blevins

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