ALBANY, N.Y. — Pupil transportation officials in Washington and Pennsylvania have become the 10th and 11th people, respectively, to complete the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.
Michele Drorbaugh is an employee of Seattle Public Schools and Jeffrey A. Finfrock is an employee of Student Transportation of America’s terminal in Carnegie, Pa.
The NAPT SNT Training Program provides transportation personnel serving students with disabilities with access to 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, officials said.