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S.C. pupil transporter completes special-needs training


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ALBANY, N.Y. — A pupil transporter from South Carolina is the latest person to successfully complete the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.

Bill Kurts, transportation coordinator at Florence (S.C.) School District One, is the 21st person to achieve this 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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