BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: PEGGY A. BURNS, ESQ.
Peggy Burns now consults full-time as the founder and president of Education Compliance Group Inc. In her first life, she taught high school English and forensics. In law school at the University of Colorado, she met Mike, her husband of more than 30 years. Her “marriage” of law and education came when she asked to serve as in-house legal counsel for a large suburban school district in Colorado. In 1995, while still with the school district, Peggy fell in love with school transportation, and is grateful for the way in which school transportation professionals have welcomed her into the industry. She also continues her work with school personnel in other areas as well, specializing in practical risk prevention and management.
Peggy is sought after as a presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. Peggy serves as a Tenured Faculty Member for the National Conference and Exhibition on Transporting Students with Disabilities. She is editor of Legal Routes, and a frequent contributor to other industry publications. She is known for her accessibility and willingness to support school transportation professionals everywhere.
Co-author of the book Defensible Decisions about Transporting Students with Special Needs: Lessons Learned from Legal Disputes, Peggy has also developed four training video programs for school bus drivers. “The Road to Compliance for Special Needs Drivers, “Putting the Brakes on Harassment,” “Steering Clear of Liability” and “Confidential Records: Training for School Bus Drivers” are widely used in school transportation operations. Peggy is also the co-author of a Risk Management Manual for Utica National Insurance Company.
The past year has been full of adventure. Already mom to Adam and Steve, and mother-in-law to their wives Dani and Sara, Peggy now can begin spoiling her first grandbabies, Jack and Lily, who rushed 2 months early into the lives of parents Adam and Dani and their doting families. And, this year, Peggy and Mike moved their home to Kansas City MO. When she’s not spending time with friends or family, Peggy loves long walks, reading, exercising, exploring her new environment, and watching “The Voice.”