Pupil transportation officials in Colorado and Virginia are the latest to complete the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.
Joanne Vento is a special-education trainer at Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colo. She attended the SNT courses at the Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers conference earlier this year, and at the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association’s SNT offerings.
Renee DeVall is a transportation analyst at Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, Va. She completed the courses for the training program at the Transporting Students With Disabilities & Preschoolers conference.
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.