Special Needs Transportation

2 more complete NAPT special-needs training

Posted on March 2, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. — Two more pupil transportation professionals have completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training program.

Cindy Cain, regional safety manager at First Canada in Burlington, Ontario, is the 19th person to complete the program. Kathleen Furneaux, executive director of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute in East Syracuse, N.Y., is the 20th person to achieve this recognition.

Cain is the second individual in Canada to complete the program. As SBF previously reported, Shelley Fletcher-Halls, an employee of STC Elliott Coach Lines, was the first Canadian to achieve the recognition.

The NAPT SNT Training program provides numerous opportunities for transportation personnel serving students with disabilities to access educational opportunities at 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 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.

Related Topics: NAPT

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Planning has begun for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) in 2020. Murrell Martin and Bill Loshbough are shown here leading a discussion at NCST 2015.

NCST 2020 Planning Begins

Planning for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation is now in the works, with committee members being re-established and selected through this summer.


Titan Bus Names First 2 Dealers

The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!