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Second part of anti-bullying training program available
July 28, 2011
"Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying" from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools' program focuses on building mutual respect on the school bus by providing strategies to cultivate positive relationships.
NAPT special-needs training program offered nationwide
July 8, 2011
The association’s Special Needs Training Program will be available throughout the year at various events around the country. The curriculum explores such issues as the legal basis for special-needs transportation, and activities include observation of or participation in a special-needs roadeo and attendance at a trade show featuring special-needs products and services.
NAPT News & Views
July 7, 2011

The association discusses the impact of a terrorism hoax on April 1 in New York State that involved school buses and also its efforts to curb school bus bullying.

School bus bullying program unveiled
June 15, 2011
The training was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, with input from NAPT. The materials are available for free download.
Keeping the Yellow Bus Running: Part 2
June 14, 2011

In the second half of this roundtable discussion, four transportation directors consider ways to ensure the industry’s continued success, from succession planning to performance measurements to sharing services.

No bullies on board
June 2, 2011

Cutting down on bus bullying will help in bringing students to school ready to learn, and it will allow the driver to stay more focused on driving safely.

Scholarships promote learning opportunities
May 31, 2011
Several scholarships for school bus industry conferences and student field trips are available through the National Association for Pupil Transportation.
Nominee named for NAPT affiliate member director
May 26, 2011
Marisa Weisinger, technical specialist for Innovative Transportation Solutions in Houston, is nominated by officials from Q'Straint/Sure-Lok and Hydrotex to run for the position. It will be available this fall at the conclusion of the NAPT Summit when Mike Roscoe of the C.E. White Co. steps down after fulfilling a two-year term.
Eighth industry official completes NAPT special-needs program
May 13, 2011
Jean Zimmerman of the School District of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Fla., has successfully completed the association’s Special Needs Transportation Training Program.
Partnership to focus on student transportation safety
May 11, 2011
NAPT Executive Director Mike Martin says that the association will work with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children "to advance the important messages that will help enhance the safety of our nation’s children."
Pupil transporters complete NAPT special-needs program
April 28, 2011
Officials in New York, North Carolina and Virginia successfully complete the association’s Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program consists of 24 hours of education in a variety of settings. The core curriculum is supplemented by eight hours of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program.
NAPT News & Views
April 28, 2011

In a recent blog post, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pointed out that bus drivers are the "first education ambassadors our kids see every day" — a message NAPT Executive Director Mike Martin hopes policymakers will take to heart as they evaluate their difficult budget options.

NAPT student behavior management training course available online
April 27, 2011
“Student Needs & Management” from the association’s Professional Development Series program can now be purchased online. NAPT is offering the course for $40 for members and $100 for non-members.
CASTO conference covers safety, efficiency
April 19, 2011
Sessions during the California Association of School Transportation Officials event address myriad topics, including how pupil transporters’ actions when transporting students with disabilities can affect their operations’ costs and the First Observer school bus security program. Nearly 40 industry suppliers exhibit at the conference’s vendor show.
NAPT News & Views
April 7, 2011

It’s what we do today and tomorrow that contributes to preventing future accidents. Tight budget situations are not a reason to retreat but to become even more engaged in the conversation locally and nationally about why yellow bus transportation is vital to learning.

Anti-bullying advocate to speak at NAPT Summit
March 29, 2011
Author Jodee Blanco, who penned Please Stop Laughing At Me . . . One Woman’s Inspirational Story about her years as a student outcast, will give a keynote presentation during the event in Cincinnati in October. Blanco also developed a bullying prevention program called It’s NOT Just Joking Around!
NAPT president completes special-needs training program
March 24, 2011
Dr. Linda Bluth is the fourth person in the U.S. to successfully complete the NAPT Special Needs Transportation Training Program. The program consists of 24 hours of education in a variety of different settings. The core curriculum is supplemented by eight hours of elective instruction from the NAPT Professional Development Series Program.
'America's Best' competition to be held in San Antonio
March 22, 2011
The NAPT's 8th Annual America's Best competition will be hosted by the Texas Association of School Bus Technicians Sept. 27 to 30. The competition will be integrated with a variety of workshops for both technicians and inspectors related to components and systems on school buses.
More NAPT training courses available online
March 9, 2011
“Presentation Skills,” “Team Communication Strategies,” “Managing the Media” and “Risk Management and Emergency Planning” from the association’s Professional Development Series can now be completed online. Courses are $40 for NAPT members and $100 for non-members.
NAPT recommends Transfinder fleet management solution
February 22, 2011
The association adds Servicefinder to its Recommended Products Program. Products in the program are deemed essential to personal growth and development and operational safety and efficiency by NAPT.

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