Our future is riding with us!
MISSION STATEMENT - NYAPT is dedicated to the support, development and representation of the professionals responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of our school children.
CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS
Governor Signs Contract Piggy-Backing Extension
On July 21, 2022, Governor Hochul signed S.8717 (Gaughran) / A.9880 (Thiele), extending the current law, which allows state and local governments to utilize contracts already awarded by other municipalities, provided that the original contract was awarded through a competitive process consistent with state procurement standards. Since its original implementation in 2013, local governments have utilized piggy-backing to reduce administrative and operational costs for thousands of purchases. This extension allows municipalities to continue this practice until June 30, 2026. (NYSASBO)
News from SED - June 2, 2022
School districts outside New York City are not statutorily obligated to transport nonpublic school students on days when public schools are closed.
Overturning a previous decision by a lower court, the Appellate Division, Third Department has declared that the State Education Department’s transportation guidance, to the effect that school districts outside New York City are permitted, but not required, to transport nonpublic school students on days when public schools are closed, is valid.
Here is the link to the decision: UJC non-public transportation case - 534406
THE 2023 SCHOOL BUS POSTER CONTEST THEME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED:
"Safely Rolling to My Destination"
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) conducts the New York School Bus Safety Poster Contest in partnership with the New York State Education Department and in accordance with guidelines and rules set out by the American School Bus Council's (ASBC) National School Bus Safety Poster Contest. This contest will take place during the 2022-2023 school year. New York State judging will take place during the NYAPT Winter Workshop in February of 2023. First place winners will be submitted to ASBC for inclusion in the national competition. Find more details, rules and forms at Poster Contest._______________________________________________
NYAPT 2022 Art Schock Award
Congratulations to Lori-Ann Savino,
Jericho Union Free School District - the recipient of NYAPT's Highest Honor!
NYAPT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Log in to find the Agenda, Meeting Links, and Committee Schedules in MEMBERS ONLY at the link below:
Next Board Meeting is
September 24, 2022, at the Albany Marriott
TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY NEWS
and AGENCY INFORMATION
NYAPT-SPONSORED UPCOMING EVENTS