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ALBANY, N.Y. — During the NAPT Summit in Cincinnati last week, association members elected new officials to serve on the NAPT board of directors.
Don Carnahan, vice president of business development at Zonar Systems, is president-elect.
Barry Sudduth, transportation supervisor at Stafford County Public Schools in Fredericksburg, Va., was elected Region 2 director and Ken Mulder, director of transportation at Special School District of St. Louis County in Town & Country, Mo., was elected Region 4 director.
Dave McDonald, director of business development and technical sales at Rosco Vision Systems, was chosen as affiliate member director.
Moreover, Linda Bluth's two-year term as president of the association came to an end in Cincinnati; industry consultant Alexandra Robinson stepped into the role.
Also during the summit, winners were chosen for the 2011 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest. The theme was "I See the Driver — The Driver Sees Me!"
The winners are:
1st Place — Odette Padron, High Point, N.C.
2nd Place — Josie McCall, Lafayette, Tenn.
3rd Place — Jennifer Russell, Port Orange, Fla.
1st Place and Overall Winner — Samantha Bussell, Lafayette, Tenn.
2nd Place — Jennifer Sieredzki, Clayton, N.C.
3rd Place — Louisa Nikolova, Coon Rapids, Minn.
1st Place — Kelly Guo, Kapolei, Hawaii
2nd Place — Elina Gouw, Portland, Ore.
3rd Place — Victoria Tu, Northbrook, Ill.
1st Place — Patricia Kontomichalos, West Hempstead, N.Y.
2nd Place — Ricardo Aguilar, Oakland Park, Fla.
3rd Place — James Hundl, Dickinson, Texas
Computer Assisted Drawing Division
1st Place — Marley Robb, Baker City, Ore.
2nd Place — Myles Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo.
3rd Place — Micah Weis, Mullens, W.Va.
1st Place — Hinane Murata, Japan
This year’s poster contest theme will become the theme of next year’s national School Bus Safety Week.
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Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.
The dealership’s event recognizes top pupil transportation providers, including the 2017 Alabama Love the Bus Driver of the Year.
NYAPT asks the state Legislature to continue the funding it is currently providing; add funding for pre-K students, bus monitors, and security; and increase support for the school bus driver training program.
The research by West Virginia University scientists sheds light on the sources and amount of greenhouse-gas methane that is emitted in the natural gas supply chain.
SynTec Seating Solutions is offering black back seat covers for its S3B and S3C school bus seats.
The new 10-year deal makes Duval County Public Schools the contractor’s biggest customer.
Mid-South Bus Center in Tennessee and Warner Bus Industries in Saskatchewan are the latest dealers to become certified in the collaborative effort between the school bus manufacturer and its dealers.
New legislation designed to support a growing number of homeless students leaves some transportation providers grappling with logistics and costs. More training and inter-staff communication are recommended.
The state acquires 26 Blue Bird propane buses as part of its efforts to update its aging fleet.
Florida officers arrest Zachary Martin for allegedly stealing a school bus and attempting to elude officers during a traffic stop.
The statewide program offers $10 million for purchasing school buses powered by electricity, renewable diesel, natural gas, or propane.
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