Board to Meet 9/27

Welcome!  The Yellow School Bus is an American Icon.
It represents safety and the best traditions of our schools and education system.

In New York State, over 2.3 million children ride a yellow school bus to and from school each day. We believe that the school bus ride should be a safe and secure ride. We believe that the school bus should be appropriately equipped and carefully maintained for safety. We believe that every school bus driver should be fully qualified, licensed and trained to perform his or her duties. We believe that it is our role as school transportation professionals to ensure that all the elements of a safe and efficient school bus ride are met at all times.


September is right around the corner!  As summer 2015 comes to a close we look forward to a great 2015-16 School year and membership year with NYAPT.


September 8 Press Conferences Across The State!!

This year, we are starting something new in partnership with AAA in New York State.  Several AAA local chapters will be partnering with NYAPT Chapters to call attention to the yellow school bus.  This effort will also serve to remind motorists to heed the safety rules about school buses, especially those about stopping for our red lights!

Moreover, there will be a guest article by NYAPT’s Peter Mannella featured in the September issue of AAA-Hudson Valley’s monthly “HOME & AWAY” magazine.  Stay tuned for a copy of that article!

National School Bus Safety Week -  October 19-23, 2015

This is a great time to work with your teachers and principals and PTA promote school bus safety and on promoting the school bus safety poster contest!  Don’t miss an opportunity to partner, network and promote your efforts and the benefits of the yellow school bus!


Transportation Aid Workshops in October - in TWO Locations!!!

School Business Official, Ronald Finch, will present the course which is based on a course he has also offered for other state and regional associations.  Finch served for over 32 years as a business official in several school districts and is currently engaged in training offerings and doing financial consultations and audits for school districts.

 ---Friday October 16 in Beacon NY
 ---Wednesday October 21 in Oneida NY

Winter Workshop dates set for 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for February 18-19, 2016.  This year’s WW will be held at the Albany Marriott beginning at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 18th and closing at Noon on Friday, February 19th.  Program information and registration will be available in late September but please put this in your calendars today!

AND TO ADD to the Winter Workshop excitement: on Wednesday, February 17th, we are proud to announce that the 14 Master Instructor candidates will be on hand to present half-hour versions of the new training courses that they are developing as a requirement of their MI program.  More information will be available about this learning opportunity and we encourage Trainers and SBDI’s to consider spending the day with us on February 17th!


We are pleased to announce that OPERATION SAFE STOP DAY is April 21, 2016!

Mark your calendars now and make plans for this signature event on the NYAPT program.  We are committed to educating the public about the dangers of illegal passing and OPERATION SAFE STOP DAY (started in 1993) is a vital part of our education efforts.

We need ALL NYAPT Members involved and engaged in this year’s efforts as they will be supportive of our efforts to enact Stop Arm Camera legislation in New York State.

Over the course of the school year, we will be holding monthly “COUNT DAYS” that we will publicize and use to complement SAFE STOP DAY and to add to the arguments we make about the issue and the need for STOP ARM CAMERAS.

So let’s make the very most we can of every opportunity to inform and educate the public and to keep our children SAFE!!


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