CLICK HERE to use our on-line Membership Application process!   

Upcoming Programs!

New! – Transportation Aid

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 NYS-ASBO and the NYS School Boards Association.  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.

Winter Workshop


The 2015 Winter Workshop will be held on February 18-19, 2015, at the Albany Marriott!

REGISTRATION and Room Reservation Info:

The program will include workshops on:

·     What’s This IEP Telling Me?
·     Some Truths Behind McKinney-Vento
·     Stop Selection as a Dollars & Sense Issue
·     Why Preventive Maintenance is a Money Saver
·     Collaborating with First Responders
·     Medically Fragile Children / Medical Emergencies
·     Using KPI’s to Manage Your Operations
·     Evaluations in School Transportation

Thank you to our sponsors!

o    Overall General Sponsor – Team Bluebird (New York Bus Sales & Bird Bus Sales)
o    Luncheon Sponsor – New York Thomas Team
o    Coffee Break Sponsor – Sober Steering
o    Coffee Break Sponsor – Leonard Bus Sales
o    Snack Break Sponsor – Leonard Bus Sales
o    Speaker Sponsor – Transfinder
o    AV Sponsor – FamTec
o    Breakfast Sponsor – Nassau Chapter/Wayne-Fingerlakes Chapter and WFL SBDI Association

NYAPT Members –  $135.00   / Non-Member – $185.00

Reservations can be made at the Marriott beginning next week once we finalize all the contractual details with them at a rate of $121.00 per night.  We will also launch the WW registration process on-line next Monday so you can begin signing up for the Winter Workshop ASAP!

THANKS TO ALL for your generous and willing support!


2014-15 In the Drivers Seat

Monthly Newsletter & Bi-Monthly Video Series

The Cyr Foundation is proud to announce that the “IN THE DRIVERS SEAT” training newsletter and training video series will continue into the 2014-2015 School Year.   We are pleased to produce this series in partnership with the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI).

During 2013-2014, the newsletter reached some 100 school bus operators with 18 different articles on a wide range of issues. This was in addition to six timely training videos prepared by PTSI with the Cyr Foundation.

In this subscription series, subscribers will receive eight (8)newsletters over the course of the school year as well as six (6) different and timely training and motivational videos.

MONTH           ARTICLE 1                                 ARTICLE 2                      VIDEO

September:     Back to School Time!                 It’s Drill Time                    NONE
October:          Accident Planning                      Student Management       Accident Planning
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

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!  

SIGN UP TODAY! The registration link is at!
WHY THIS PROGRAM?  The Cyr Foundation wants to provide timely and relevant information and education to school bus drivers and others engaged in the safe transportation of children in New York State.

Cost:  NYAPT Members $125.00
NON Members $175.00


2014-15 Legal Webinar Programs


In Partnership with HARRIS BEACH, PLLC

Offering Our Members a Quarterly Educational Webinar Series:


Presented by Douglas Gerhardt, Partner, and Howard Goldsmith, Partner, Harris Beach, PLLC

Harris Beach is a highly regarded, statewide law firm that has more than 130 school district clients.  Topics this year have been selected selected that address timely issues that affect the bottom line for school transportation operations. Each webinar will be filled with information on recent cases and practical advice.

Full Webinar Series – $100
Individual Webinars – $35 per webinar

Available to Current (2014-15) NYAPT Members Only

Once you register you will receive confirmation.  Instructions for log-in prior to each live session.

10/14/14 Homeless Student Transportation Issues & Cases
12/19/14 Non-public Student Transportation Issues & Cases

2/10/15 Employee Discipline Laws and Cases
4/14/15 Special Education Transportation Issues and Cases

TIME: 11:45am – 12:45pm


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.

Read More About NYAPT

About CYR Foundation

The Cyr Foundation for excellence in School Transportation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed to provide and develop educational and public service activities related to school transportation and school bus safety.

Read More About CYR Foundation

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