At Virginia Beach City Public Schools, David Pace oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.
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Veteran Virginia director David Pace retires

After 31 years in pupil transportation, Pace steps down from his role at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where he oversaw one of the larger district-owned school bus fleets in the nation.

Jim Beekman galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented numerous improvements, which led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.
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Jim Beekman named SBF’s Administrator of the Year

The industry veteran galvanized the Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools transportation department and implemented improvements that led to increased efficiency, multi-million-dollar savings and high staff morale.

Don Carnahan, who died suddenly on Friday, was serving his second term as president of NAPT.
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Pupil transportation leader Don Carnahan backed collaboration, technology

Carnahan, who died suddenly on Friday, was serving his second term as president of the National Association for Pupil Transportation. The industry veteran had diverse experience, as a state director of pupil transportation, a director for school bus contractor Laidlaw, and most recently as a vice president for fleet management solutions supplier Zonar.

Al Karam (seated), a director of transportation in New York, was last year's Administrator of the Year.
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REMINDER: Nominate a great transportation director

Do you know an exemplary school transportation director who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? SCHOOL BUS FLEET is getting ready to select a recipient for our annual Administrator of the Year award, and we’re accepting nominations. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 29.

Last week, Al Karam left Bethlehem Central School District to become director of transportation for Shenendehowa Central Schools.
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New York transportation director Al Karam switches districts

After 14 years at Bethlehem Central School District, Al Karam has moved to a different — and bigger — district. In his new position as director of transportation for Shenendehowa Central Schools, he will oversee a significantly larger fleet and about twice as many employees.

Alfred Karam (left), director of transportation at Bethlehem Central School District, receives the Administrator of the Year award from SBF Executive Editor Thomas McMahon.
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Alfred Karam named SBF's Administrator of the Year

At Bethlehem Central School District in Delmar, N.Y., Director of Transportation Alfred Karam has adopted a businesslike approach to running the transportation department, while also focusing on student safety. The transportation team was able to reduce its overall transportation budget by about $900,000 for the 2012-13 school year, and by tracking key performance indicators such as planned versus actual ridership, they have been able to consolidate their routes from 111 to 86.

David Anderson, director of transportation and fleet service at Colorado's Adams 12 Five Star Schools, was last year's Administrator of the Year.
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REMINDER: Nominate a great administrator

Do you know an exemplary school transportation director who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? SBF is getting ready to select a recipient for our annual Administrator of the Year award. The deadline for nominations, Aug. 30, draws nigh.

David Anderson, the director of transportation and fleet service at Adams 12 Five Star Schools, has long been a proponent of adopting alternative fuels and retrofitting older diesel buses to reduce emissions.
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David Anderson named SBF's Administrator of the Year

The director of transportation and fleet service at Colorado’s Adams 12 Five Star Schools has orchestrated adjustments to school bell times to make busing more efficient, for an overall savings of $900,000. He has also set up mechanic apprenticeship programs to help young people enter the field.

SBF Executive Editor Thomas McMahon (left) presents David Anderson, director of transportation and fleet at Adams 12 Five Star Schools in Thornton, Colo., with the 2012 Administrator of the Year award at the NAPT awards banquet on Sunday night in Memphis, Tenn.
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David Anderson named SBF's Administrator of the Year

The director of transportation and fleet at Adams 12 Five Star Schools in Thornton, Colo., has orchestrated adjustments to school bell times to make busing more efficient, for an overall savings of $900,000. He has also taken steps to help other districts become more efficient, serving as chair of the Metro Area Transportation Efficiency Study, a program that uses metrics to allow districts to compare themselves to others of a similar size and to find efficiencies.

Mike Connors began his career at Escambia County School District in Pensacola, Fla., and joined Brevard Public Schools’ transportation department in 2000.  
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Florida’s Mike Connors retires

The longtime director of transportation at Brevard Public Schools reflects on his career and tells SBF that he is grateful for the recognition he and his staff have received from the publication. Assistant Director of Transportation Arby Creach discusses Connors’ impact on the operation and what lies ahead for the staff.

Pete Japikse has retired from state service, but he will soon begin a new role with the Ohio School Boards Association in which he said he will “continue working with the great people in this business.”
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Ohio state director Pete Japikse steps down

The 32-year veteran of pupil transportation retires from state service, but he will soon begin a new role with the Ohio School Boards Association in which he says he will “continue working with the great people in this business.”

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