Special Needs Transportation

3 earn special-needs endorsement

Posted on July 25, 2013

Three school transportation professionals recently achieved the Special Needs Transportation Training Endorsement.

The program, offered by the National Association for Pupil Transportation, is designed to increase one's specific knowledge about transporting students with disabilities.

The latest endorsement earners are:

• Randy Williams, regional training manager with Student Transportation of America in Visalia, Calif.
• Adam Schwartz, instructor/safety coordinator with Lee’s Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District
• Catherine Staggs, educational specialist/special-needs transportation consultant with the Alabama State Department of Education

For more information on the Special Needs Transportation Training Endorsement program, go here.

Comments ( 1 )
  • Cathy Clubb

     | about 5 years ago

    would like more training materials and class room training

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