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MISSION STATEMENT - NYAPT is dedicated to the support, development and representation of the professionals who are responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of our school children.
NYAPT 2020 ANNUAL MEETING
NYAPT's Annual Meeting took place virtually on Monday, July 13, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM.
The following matters of business were covered at the Annual Meeting as required in the by-laws:
No additional candidates for vacancies were nominated from the Floor, therefore, the following candidates were elected:
Thank you to all our newly elected Board Members for their continued willingness to serve our Association.
Minutes of the Annual Meeting will be provided to the Membership in the near future in Members Only. Thank you to all that attended!
NYAPT BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS TOOK PLACE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING 7/13/2020!
HERE ARE YOUR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS - CONGRATULATIONS!
INDUSTRY NEWS AND INFORMATION
National Association of State Directors of Pupil
Transportation - Survey on Illegal Passing
"Yellow Buses, Red Flags:
New York's School Bus Driver Shortage"
NYAPT UPCOMING EVENTS
Governor Cuomo Announces that Schools can Reopen
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, August 7, 2020, that all school districts in the state can reopen in the fall as COVID-19 infection rates are well below the required targets set by the state's Department of Health.
"Good news, all schools can reopen," Cuomo said during a teleconference. "If the infection rate spikes, the guidance will change accordingly."
School districts are allowed to make their own decisions about reopening, or to what to degree they reopen, according to the governor. "They can do in-person school, but it is up to them," he said. School districts are required to submit plans to NYS for review.
Gov. Cuomo stated on Twitter that NYS is requiring school districts to:
1) Post their remote learning plans and their testing/tracing plans online.
2) Set dates for 3-5 discussion sessions with parents and community prior to August 21st.
3) Have at least one separate discussion with teachers alone.
Attached is a response to the Reopening schools decision from Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe on Decision to Reopen Schools:
Watch this space for more details as they become available.
Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations
The link below provides updated information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for your information and use issued 7/23/20.
CDC does not currently recommend universal symptom screenings (screening all students grades K-12) be conducted by schools.
Parents or caregivers should be strongly encouraged to monitor their children for signs of infectious illness every day.
Students who are sick should not attend school in person.
NYAPT Partners with “Busing on the Lookout”
Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) is a program designed to address the terrible issue of human trafficking.
There are an estimated 40 million victims of human trafficking globally, including school aged children in the United States. School bus drivers are in the unique position to address this problem. BOLT has developed a training tool to educate and equip members of the school bus transportation industry with the information necessary to enable them to fight human trafficking as part of their everyday jobs.
Click “School Bus Drivers on the Lookout” below to access the BOLT toolkit and learn how to do your part to eliminate human trafficking of our children.
NYSED School Reopening Guidelines 7/16/2020
SEE UPDATE ON RESOURCES PAGE:
School Reopening Update as of July 20, 2020
Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York’s Schools
Click on the link below to find the latest guidance from SED on school reopening. This document was released from SED July 16, 2020.
COVID-19 RESPONSE AND INFORMATION
2020 NYAPT Industry Leaders! A Student's Education Day starts with Us, Safety starts with Us and Leadership starts with Us.
View profiles of the organizations that have stepped up as leaders in the school transportation industry!
Scholarships are awarded at the annual NYAPT Conference each year in July. Click the link below to view information about scholarships available and applications. SCHOLARSHIPS
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"OUR FAMILY -
TRANSPORTING YOUR FAMILY"
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Congratulations to our new President Harold Nicholson as he takes over the reins of NYAPT. Harold was sworn in at the July 13th NYAPT Annual Meeting and introduced his President's Theme for his presidency at that time. Watch this space for more details on what that theme means to Harold and how we can all share in his vision for NYAPT going forward.
The following link lists the C.P.I rate increases in Pupil Transportation Contract Extensions for the 2009-10 through 2019-20 school years.
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