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2 more complete NAPT special-needs training


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ALBANY, N.Y. — Two more pupil transportation professionals have completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training program.

Cindy Cain, regional safety manager at First Canada in Burlington, Ontario, is the 19th person to complete the program. Kathleen Furneaux, executive director of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute in East Syracuse, N.Y., is the 20th person to achieve this recognition.

Cain is the second individual in Canada to complete the program. As SBF previously reported, Shelley Fletcher-Halls, an employee of STC Elliott Coach Lines, was the first Canadian to achieve the recognition.

The NAPT SNT Training program provides numerous opportunities for transportation personnel serving students with disabilities to access educational opportunities at 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 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, officials said.


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