ALBANY, N.Y. — A pupil transporter in Cincinnati has joined the growing group of officials in the industry who have successfully completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.
Dona Marie Beauchea, an employee of FirstGroup America, has completed the program, becoming the 13th person in the nation to achieve this recognition.
The NAPT SNT Training Program provides numerous opportunities for transportation personnel serving students with disabilities to access educational opportunities at both local and national conferences and to gain national recognition for their efforts.
The program has a core curriculum that consists of six special-needs courses in a variety of different settings, including a school bus roadeo and a trade show of school transportation products and services.
The core curriculum is supplemented by two courses of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program. The syllabus for the core curriculum has been specifically designed to increase an individual’s specific knowledge about transporting students with disabilities, according to the association.