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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.
NAPT Technology Showcase
February 3, 2011

Here’s a look at some of the latest pupil transportation products that were on view at the NAPT trade show in Portland, Ore. New offerings included a student safety seat, a three-point latch vest and a wheelchair securement module.

Pete Japikse Named Administrator of the Year
February 1, 2011

The Ohio state director has been involved in pupil transportation for more than 30 years. He is a driving force for improving school bus safety and service standards in his state.

NAPT training course available online
January 24, 2011
“Managing Human Resources: Employee Relations” from the association’s Professional Development Series program can now be purchased and completed through the NAPT website for an introductory price of $40. Officials say they will be rolling out new courses in the program online every month this year.
Details released on Iowa school bus technician competition
January 24, 2011
The Third Annual “Best of the Best” competition will be held on April 16. Technicians will complete a written exam and a hands-on component; the winner will go on to participate in the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s “America’s Best” competition later this year.
Productive Discussions on Pressing Issues
January 11, 2011

Speakers at the NAPT Summit take on such topics as bus loading and unloading safety, bullying and cutting costs, and sharing information to ensure student safety and increase efficiency at one’s operation.

3 Texans complete new special-needs program
December 3, 2010
Marisa Weisinger, Renee Davis and Nancy Kessler become the first in the nation to fulfill NAPT’s Special-Needs Training. Here, they discuss their experience.
NAPT names poster contest winners
November 16, 2010
The theme of this year’s contest was “Be Aware — Know the Danger Zone!” German Salazar of Oviedo, Fla., placed first in Division III and was the overall winner of the contest.
Bullying is unacceptable
November 4, 2010

In the wake of a highly publicized incident on a school bus in September, the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) issued a white paper on bullying. It is excerpted here.

NAPT workshops spotlight workplace productivity
November 2, 2010
Employees from Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore., discuss how the district has improved its service to students by implementing change initiatives and reform efforts based on an ISO quality management system. They also share ways to establish a high-performing team of employees.
NAPT seminars educate on operational efficiency
November 2, 2010
Session speakers encourage attendees to take positive steps to meet stringent budget requirements. Derek Graham shares North Carolina's experience in providing incentives for funding through improved efficiency; Salem-Keizer Public Schools staff detail the benefits of cross training employees.
NAPT speakers discuss vehicle developments, managing challenges
November 1, 2010
In a general session and keynote presentation, the president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America provides the company's outlook on the future of commercial vehicles. Also during the general session, a successful entrepreneur shares how he has embraced living with a rare form of dwarfism. A workshop covers how to effectively address and diffuse problematic situations that stem from students' behavioral disorders.

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