State Department of Education - Guidelines on Trauma-Informed Approach

Establishing the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative in the State Department of Education to expand the use of the trauma-informed approach used in schools and to intensively train schools on becoming trauma-informed schools; requiring the Department, to develop and distribute certain guidelines and to develop a website on the trauma informed approach; requiring, on or before July 1, 2020, the Department to select one school each from

Education - Required Number of School Days or Hours

Altering the requirement that certain public schools be open for at least 180 days and a minimum of 1,080 hours during a 10-month period in each school year to require that the schools be open for at least 180 days or a minimum of 1,080 hours during a 10-month period in each school year; and providing that certain funding for schools may not be reduced if there are fewer than 1,080 school hours under certain circumstances.

Membership Meeting

Date: February 8, 2020

2020 Legislative Reception

Please join us for the 2020 Legislative Reception!!

MSBCA Annual Convention 2021

The Maryland School Bus Contractors Association will be hosting their 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show from October 14-17, 2021 in Ocean City Maryland. Mark your calendar and plan on spending a few days meeting fellow contractors from around the state to talk school buses, see new products/services being offered by vendors and have some fun. Registration, hotel and advertising materials can found for members under the "Forms"  section of the website.  

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearing House Informational Session

Central and Southern Maryland
July 31, 2019
Charles H Flowers High
10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road
Springdale MD 20774
Science & Tech Lecture Hall
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Baltimore Metro Area:
Thursday, August 15, 2019
2034 Greenspring Drive

Annual Type A Inspections

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has been sending Email notifications for the annual Type A inspection. These emails are generated for owners as a reminder to have their buses inspected to meet the requirements in COMAR A. we have communicated this to the school bus community at multiple conferences and meeting throughout the past school year since implementation in the fall of 2018.  

Our interpretation of this requirement is and has been you have the whole month to complete the Type A inspection. 

MSBCA Summer Meeting






Date:   June 1, 2019

Where: Lisbon Fire Hall

             1330 Woodbine Rd. (RT. 94)

             Woodbine, MD 21797


8:30 – 9:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 12:00 Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Meeting Continues (If Needed) and Door Prizes


Lunch Menu