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NAPT Summit scholarship winners announced
September 16, 2010
Ten industry professionals receive a scholarship from Zonar Systems that will cover the cost of registration to this year's event in Portland, Ore. Two receive the Peter and Linda Lawrence Training Scholarship, which will also defray the registration cost.
Dirk Kempthorne takes on new responsibilities
September 9, 2010
The former U.S. secretary of the Interior and governor of Idaho who spoke at last year’s National Association for Pupil Transportation Summit has been appointed president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. Kempthorne will lead the effort for insurers to maintain communication with national and state leaders.
Grant offered to fund student field trips
August 26, 2010
The program, launched last year by NAPT President Linda Bluth and her partner, will give preference this year to applications that benefit homeless students in Washington and Oregon, although the award will be discretionary.
Stimulus funds to help switch buses to CNG
August 16, 2010
With a grant provided through the EPA, a new program from NAPT will help school districts take older diesel buses and extend their life by converting them to run on compressed natural gas.
Updated agenda for NAPT Summit available
August 9, 2010
Professional Development Series courses will cover such topics as accident investigation and school transportation security assessment, while workshops will address distracted driving prevention and creative in-service training. Keynote presentations will focus on bullying and support for special-needs transportation.
Delco Remy endows $5K for America's Best scholarships
August 5, 2010
The heavy-duty electrical system supplier contributes to the program, which provides financial assistance to qualifying techs and inspectors to attend the competition. This year's competition will be held in Jasper, Ind., Sept 28 through Oct. 1.
Special-needs event to offer NAPT endorsement courses
July 30, 2010
Attendees of the 2011 National Conference on Transporting Students With Disabilities and Preschoolers will be able to accumulate credits that count toward NAPT's new special-needs endorsement and its 32-hour course requirement for the NAPT Certificate of Special-Needs Transportation Training.
NAPT, Zonar announce $50,000 grant
July 13, 2010
The award will go to the school district that submits the best proposal for utilizing Zonar's Electronic Fleet Management Solutions, including their Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting system.
Candidates sought for Continuing Education Award
June 29, 2010
Recipient of the NAPT award, sponsored by Thomas Built Buses, will earn a grant of up to $1,000 to cover expenses for an approved workshop.
Please do raise your voice
June 24, 2010

A 2007 survey by the Pew Research Center found that only 66 percent of Americans could name their governor.

Scholarships available for upcoming training events
June 23, 2010
Peter Lawrence, director of transportation for Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District, and his wife, Linda, have endowed one scholarship for a school bus driver trainer to attend the NYAPT/CYR Foundation Conference and three scholarships for driver trainers to attend the 2010 NAPT Summit.
NAPT calls for Heroism Award nominations
June 17, 2010
For a person to be considered as a recipient, he or she must be a pupil transportation professional who performed a life-saving act, or the action must directly affect a pupil transportation program. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 1.
NAPT recommends Peaceful School Bus Program
June 10, 2010
The program, created at an elementary school in New York, is designed to change the social dynamics on the school bus to reduce bullying incidents. It is available to NAPT members at a 20-percent discount.
Online registration available for NAPT Summit
May 27, 2010
Industry members can register for the Portland, Ore., event on the association’s Website. The Summit will include a two-day trade show and variety of workshops on such topics as managing human resources and developing an effective maintenance plan. Professional Development Series courses will also be offered.
Longtime Indiana state director to retire
May 26, 2010
Pete Baxter, who chaired the steering committee for the recent National Congress on School Transportation, began his career in pupil transportation 30 years ago. He has served as president of both NAPT and NASDPTS.
NAPT unveils revamped Website
May 20, 2010
The new Website features easy access to the association’s communication, leadership, education, advocacy and resource projects, as well as enhanced registration tools for the NAPT Summit.
NAPT Summit program details announced
May 5, 2010
The association’s annual conference will feature Professional Development Series courses and workshops on such topics as managing human resources, writing an effective bid and developing a preventive maintenance plan. The Portland, Ore., event will also include a two-day trade show.
NAPT recommends American Logistics’ services
April 5, 2010
The transportation management company has been added to NAPT’s Recommended Products Program. American Logistics aims to help school districts maximize route efficiency and lower the costs associated with transporting special-needs students using its proprietary software.
Free training set offered after spike in danger zone deaths
March 23, 2010
To bring down the number of accidents with children around school buses, four organizations team up to provide the safety training program at no charge to school districts nationwide.
How to Defend Fully Funding Special-Needs Transportation
February 23, 2010

Requirements for transporting non-disabled students vary widely by state and may be subject to far-reaching cuts, but requirements for disabled students are governed by IDEA. Still, opportunities exist to boost efficiency and reduce expenses.

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