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The Yellow School Bus is an American Icon. It is a symbol of school bus safety but also is an iconic image of American Education and our schools.  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 it is our role as school transportation professionals to ensure that that the school bus ride should be a safe and secure ride.




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  • After months of drafts and reviews at both the state and federal levels, the New York State plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been approved by the U.S. Education Department.

    The plan outlines all the reforms and changes that the state will implement to ensure educational attainment among all children.  There are provisions for ensuring that success is met not only at the district level but at each school building and among and across different demographics in the student population.

  • The growth cap will be applied to Transportation Aid, BOCES aid and Building Aid (with some special provisions).  The cap will apply to payments made by the state for expenses incurred in the next school year (19-20).  This means that your aid payments in 2020-2021 will reflect the new cap provisions.

    This is going to place significant pressure on operations to more tightly manage costs and cost increases.  Given that most of those costs go to wages, buses and fuel, it will not be easy to accomplish this, especially given the belt-tightening members have done over the past years when the budget was in deficit status.


February 22-23
Winter Workshop 2018

April 26 - Operation Safe Stop Day 2018

May - Law Course

Re-Launch Professional Certification

July 14-15 - School Bus Safety Festival

July 15-19
60th Annual Conference / TRADE SHOW 7/16

Upcoming events


As we embark on the 60th year of Transportation Education we thank our Industry Leaders for their support of NYAPT and the Cyr Foundation.

Thursday & Friday  2/22-2/23  Albany Marriott

We are pleased to announce the 2018 WINTER WORKSHOP!  Two days filled with important, timely and trending information.  Presentations will include basic legal requirements, emerging issues and information, and useful ideas and tips for managing your Team and streamlining operations.

industry leaders

View profiles of those organizations that have stepped up as leaders in the school transportation industry.


Honors are awarded at the annual Cyr/NYAPT conference each year in July.  Click star for application links found on our About Us page.

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President's Theme

As we all “start our engines” to provide students across the State a safe ride to and from school…let’s remember how we make it happen. You know, “The under the hood” stuff. That is all of you!!   I encourage you to remain active and up-to-date on all aspects of transportation. Your association provides you the road map to success!!  Be an active member of your local Chapter meetings, sign-up for a Webinar, join a Committee, be present at a Board Meeting, or attend a Conference. If your anything like me, do them all. These tools help to accelerate your passion, your drive and your minds!!
                                       Lori-Ann Savino, Jericho Public Schools

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