The Yellow School Bus is an American Icon.
It represents safety and the best traditions of our schools and education system.

In New York State, over 2.3 million children ride a yellow school bus to and from school each day. We believe that the school bus ride should be a safe and secure ride. We believe that the school bus should be appropriately equipped and carefully maintained for safety. We believe that every school bus driver should be fully qualified, licensed and trained to perform his or her duties. We believe that it is our role as school transportation professionals to ensure that all the elements of a safe and efficient school bus ride are met at all times.

NYAPT Transportation Aid Workshop
To Be Re-Sceduled

NYAPT is proud to announce that a Transportation Aid Workshop will be presented on Thursday, February 19th at the Albany Marriott.  The course will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
School Business Official, Ronald Finch, will present the course which is based on a course he has also offered for other regional and state organizations.  Finch served for over 32 years as a business official in several school districts and is currently engaged in training offerings and doing financial consultations and audits for school districts.

REGISTRATION: This includes attendance for your school business official if he/she is interested in attending (business official only) 
   - NYAPT Members $89.00
   - Non-members $139.00

The course will cover the following, among other topics:

-    Explanation of Trans Aid and when it is received;
-    Eligible expenditures for Trans Aid;
-    Reporting eligible expenditures to the State;
-    Trans Aid ratio and the “net” trans aid ratio;
-    Non-allowable pupil decimal, summer 4408 miles, other purpose miles;
-    Impact of leasing buses and selling of buses;
-    Data source for Trans aid estimates.

To Registerhttp://www.nyapt.wildapricot.org/event-1811447


Thanks to Our Sponsors!!

BLUEBIRD - for OverAll Sponsorship

 NY Bus Sales / Bird Bus

New York Thomas Team - for Lunch

Sober Steering - for a Coffee Break

Leonard Bus Inc. - for a Coffee Break

Leonard Bus Inc. - for the Snack Break


Transfinder - for the Speaker Sponsor

Famtec - for Audio-Visual

---Sober Steering
---Leonard Bus
---Thomas Team



"Last year I had the opportunity to view a transportation webinar entitled “Surveillance on the Bus: Student Issues” with our Transportation Director.  I was extremely impressed with the information presented and also for the opportunity to discuss the material with a valued colleague.  It’s phenomenal that NYAPT offers these sessions via the web as it would be difficult and cost prohibitive to travel to hear about the variety of topics offered.  I would strongly recommend that interested administrators and transportation supervisors join in the webinar series.  For a nominal fee, we viewed scenarios that could easily result in significant costs to the District for those uninformed.  Thank you for offering this very worthwhile opportunity."
---Dr. Mark S. Lavner
Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Support Services

Legal Webinars:
Presented by Douglas Gerhardt, Partner, and Howard Goldsmith, Partner, Harris Beach, PLLC

         December 9, 2014    Non-public Student Transportation Issues and Cases
         February 10, 2015     Employee Discipline Laws and Cases
         April 14, 2015            Special Education Transportation Issues and Cases
         !-Great Program-! 10/14/14     Homeless Student Transportation Issues and Cases


In The Drivers Seat

IN THE DRIVERS SEAT is now available for your subscriptions!  If you have not signed up for the 2014-2015 school year program, NOW is the time to do so!

The subscription rate is $125.00 per year for members of NYAPT and $175.00 per year for non-members.  So sign up today at www.nyapt.cloverpad.org and click on Education Programs to complete your subscription!

And once you do, you will be in store for eight training newsletters and six training videos all ready to go for use with your drivers and anyone you think would benefit from them!

Here are the topics that will be covered in this year’s program:

MONTH           ARTICLE 1                                 ARTICLE 2                      VIDEO           

November:      Special Needs Evacuation         Weather and Driving        Special Needs Evacuation
January:          Nothing to Chance:5 Senses     It’s a Matter of Trust          Leave Nothing to Chance
February:        Working with Principals              Keeping Flexible               Keeping Flexible
March:             Working with Attendants            Congers: Remember       Working with Attendants
April:                Technology as Your Friend         Distracted Driving             NONE
May:                Drivers as Ambassadors            Regents Day                    Drivers as Ambassadors

Great Issue! - September:     Back to School Time!       It’s Drill Time                    NONE
Great Issue! - October:   Accident Planning          Student Management       Accident Planning

We are proud to be working closely with our colleagues at PTSI and this year will be bringing in additional subject matter experts to team up with PTSI on a couple of our topics! 



The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is a professional organization dedicated to the support, development and representation of the professionals who are responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of more than 2.3 million school children each day.
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