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MISSION STATEMENT - NYAPT is dedicated to the support, development and representation of the professionals who are responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of our school children.

NYAPT 2020 ANNUAL MEETING  

NYAPT's Annual Meeting took place virtually on Monday, July 13, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM. 

The following matters of business were covered at the Annual Meeting as required in the by-laws:

  • Election of Officers to the Executive Committee

  • Annual Report

  • Report of Financial Status of the Association

  • Presentation of plans and strategies for the upcoming year

No additional candidates for vacancies were nominated from the Floor, therefore, the following candidates were elected:

  •  Ted Nugent – President Elect

  •  Liz Gilleo – Vice President

  •  Diane Miano – Secretary

  •  James Popkin – Treasurer

Thank you to all our newly elected Board Members for their continued willingness to serve our Association.

Minutes of the Annual Meeting will be provided to the Membership in the near future in Members Only.  Thank you to all that attended!

NYAPT BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS TOOK PLACE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING 7/13/2020!

HERE ARE YOUR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS - CONGRATULATIONS!


President Elect

Ted Nugent 




Vice President

Liz Gilleo 




Board Secretary

Diane Miano





Treasurer

James Popkin 

INDUSTRY NEWS AND INFORMATION


National Association of State Directors of Pupil

Transportation - Survey on Illegal Passing

2019 NASDPTS Illegal Passing Results Summary-7-24-19.pdf

2019 NASDPTS Illegal Passing Results Press Release-7-24-19.pdf

"Yellow Buses, Red Flags:

New York's School Bus Driver Shortage"

bus-driver-shortage-report-02062019.pdf


NYAPT 2020

Summer Conference and Trade Show

HAS BEEN CANCELLED - 

LOOK FOR VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES SOON!

NYAPT Endorses Transportation Safety Administration - BASE Program

The NYAPT board recently endorsed the Transportation Safety Administration's Base program.  This program helps transportation operators assess their security and safety programs and offers recommendations for improvement.   Attend the NYAPT Summer Conference, July 14-17 and hear more on this program from TSA program manager Larry King and transportation professionals who have used the program to improve their operations. 

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL ED PERMITTED

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order June 6th permitting in-person summer school for special education programs.

Click on the link below to read Executive Order no. 202.37.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20237-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency-0

SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE EXTENDED

School Boards Association Updates School Budget Results

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2020

An updated analysis of school budget votes by the New York State School Boards Association finds that 98.7% of school district budgets were approved by voters on Tuesday.

The analysis, which includes results for 667 of the 675 districts across the state that hold public budget votes, found that voters passed 658 school district budgets. The number of budgets defeated was nine.

Districts that proposed budgets that stayed within their tax levy caps – and thus needed only a simple majority to pass – had a passage rate of 99.2%. Thirteen districts proposed tax levies that exceeded their caps and required a 60% supermajority for passage. Nine of those budgets were approved for a passage rate of 69.2%.

In school districts where the budget failed to pass, a second vote may be held no earlier than July 9. However, the governor has not yet issued an executive order providing the details and exact date of the revote.

About NYSSBA: The New York State School Boards Association represents more than 670 school boards and more than 5,200 school board members in New York. NYSSBA provides advocacy, training and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state's public schools. 

NO IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL IN NYS SCHOOLS


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 22nd that 2020 public school summer school programs will be conducted through distance learning.  He also stated that it is too early to decide on a fall start-up due to an uptick in children developing deadly inflammatory symptoms from COVID-19.

NYS SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR BALANCE

OF 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday May 1st that the state’s schools and colleges will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year and will continue distance learning to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Cuomo said state officials don’t believe schools could develop a plan to reopen that would keep students and educators safe in time. He said a decision on summer school will be announced at the end of May. 

In the meantime, Cuomo said he’s asked the state’s school districts to develop a reopening plan. 

“We want schools now to start developing a plan to reopen,” Cuomo said. “The plan has to have protocols in place that incorporate everything that we are now doing in society and everything that we learned.”

COVID-19 RESPONSE AND INFORMATION

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing uncertainty throughout our communities and our industry, but there is one thing we are not uncertain about. School transportation professionals will pull together to get the job done.


As we navigate this crisis together, NYAPT will share information with you regarding school transportation requirements, recommendations and information on the RESOURCES tab as soon as it becomes available to us.  

In the meantime, our thoughts are with all of you as you work through this crisis. Stay safe and don't hesitate to contact your NYAPT organization for guidance - we will endeavor to help and provide information to the greatest extent possible.

NYAPT UPCOMING EVENTS


Industry Leaders

THANK YOU!

2020 NYAPT Industry Leaders! A Student's Education Day starts with Us, Safety starts with Us and Leadership starts with Us.


industry leaders

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

NYAPT AWARDS

Honors are awarded at the annual NYAPT conference each year in July.  Click star for application links.


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"OUR FAMILY -

TRANSPORTING YOUR FAMILY"

President's Theme

Our Family - Transporting Your Family -

Congratulations to our new President Harold Nicholson as he takes over the reins of NYAPT.  Harold was sworn in at the July 13th NYAPT Annual Meeting and introduced his President's Theme for his presidency at that time. Watch this space for more details on what that theme means to Harold and how we can all share in his vision for NYAPT going forward.   


CPI 

 The following link lists the C.P.I rate increases in Pupil Transportation Contract Extensions for the 2009-10 through 2019-20 school years. 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/schoolbus/contracts/html/consumer_price_index.htmlhttp://www.p12.nysed.gov/schoolbus/contracts/html/consumer_price_index.html


Donate to NYAPT  -  IT STARTS WITH US! 

NYAPT  welcomes your donations.  Your support allows us to continue providing the information and training you need as transportation supervisors and staff.

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