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.
NYAPT is proud to announce that a Transportation Aid Workshop will be presented on Thursday, February 19th at the Albany Marriott. The course will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
School Business Official, Ronald Finch, will present the course which is based on a course he has also offered for other regional and state organizations. 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.
REGISTRATION: This includes attendance for your school business official if he/she is interested in attending (business official only)
- NYAPT Members $89.00
- Non-members $139.00
The course will cover the following, among other topics:
- Explanation of Trans Aid and when it is received;
- Eligible expenditures for Trans Aid;
- Reporting eligible expenditures to the State;
- Trans Aid ratio and the “net” trans aid ratio;
- Non-allowable pupil decimal, summer 4408 miles, other purpose miles;
- Impact of leasing buses and selling of buses;
- Data source for Trans aid estimates.
To Register: http://www.nyapt.wildapricot.org/event-1811447
Winter Workshop 2015
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Winter Workshop. February 18-19
As you strive for higher efficiency in your district we offer the opportunity to pick up tips on managing your Team and streamlining operations.
PRELIMINARY WORKSHOP TOPICS:
- What’s This IEP Telling Me?
- Some Truths Behind McKinney-Vento
- Stop Selection as a Dollars & Sense Issue
- Preventive Maintenance Saves Money
- Collaborating with First Responders
- Using KPI’s to Manage Your Operations
- Evaluations in School Transportation
- Lunch with ‘topic tables’ of interest
Thanks to Our Sponsors!!
BLUEBIRD - for OverAll Sponsorship
NY Bus Sales / Bird Bus
New York Thomas Team - for Lunch
Sober Steering - for a Coffee Break
Leonard Bus Inc. - for a Coffee Break
Leonard Bus Inc. - for the Snack Break
BREAKFAST SPONSOR - Thank You WAYNE-FINGERLAKES & NASSAU COUNTY Chapters!
Transfinder - for the Speaker Sponsor
Famtec - for Audio-Visual
EXHIBIT TABLE DISPLAYS - Joining Us:
UPCOMING PROGRAMS - Sign Up Now!
LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION
"Last year I had the opportunity to view a transportation webinar entitled “Surveillance on the Bus: Student Issues” with our Transportation Director. I was extremely impressed with the information presented and also for the opportunity to discuss the material with a valued colleague. It’s phenomenal that NYAPT offers these sessions via the web as it would be difficult and cost prohibitive to travel to hear about the variety of topics offered. I would strongly recommend that interested administrators and transportation supervisors join in the webinar series. For a nominal fee, we viewed scenarios that could easily result in significant costs to the District for those uninformed. Thank you for offering this very worthwhile opportunity."
---Dr. Mark S. Lavner
Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Support Services
LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION
Presented by Douglas Gerhardt, Partner, and Howard Goldsmith, Partner, Harris Beach, PLLC
December 9, 2014 Non-public Student Transportation Issues and Cases
February 10, 2015 Employee Discipline Laws and Cases
April 14, 2015 Special Education Transportation Issues and Cases
!-Great Program-! 10/14/14 Homeless Student Transportation Issues and Cases
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In The Drivers Seat
IN THE DRIVERS SEAT is now available for your subscriptions! If you have not signed up for the 2014-2015 school year program, NOW is the time to do so!
The subscription rate is $125.00 per year for members of NYAPT and $175.00 per year for non-members. So sign up today at www.nyapt.cloverpad.org and click on Education Programs to complete your subscription!
And once you do, you will be in store for eight training newsletters and six training videos all ready to go for use with your drivers and anyone you think would benefit from them!
Here are the topics that will be covered in this year’s program:
MONTH ARTICLE 1 ARTICLE 2 VIDEO
November: Special Needs Evacuation Weather and Driving Special Needs Evacuation
January: Nothing to Chance:5 Senses It’s a Matter of Trust Leave Nothing to Chance
February: Working with Principals Keeping Flexible Keeping Flexible
March: Working with Attendants Congers: Remember Working with Attendants
April: Technology as Your Friend Distracted Driving NONE
May: Drivers as Ambassadors Regents Day Drivers as Ambassadors
Great Issue! - September: Back to School Time! It’s Drill Time NONE
Great Issue! - October: Accident Planning Student Management Accident Planning
We are proud to be working closely with our colleagues at PTSI and this year will be bringing in additional subject matter experts to team up with PTSI on a couple of our topics!
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The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is a professional organization dedicated to the support, development and representation of the professionals who are responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of more than 2.3 million school children each day.