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  • 20 Feb 2020
  • 9:30 AM
  • 21 Feb 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Marriott 189 Wolf Road Albany 12205


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Thursday AND Friday 2/20-2/21/2020
  • Thursday AND Friday 2/20 -2/21/2020

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NYAPT Winter Workshop 2020

Thursday 2/20- Friday 2/21 Albany Marriott

We are pleased to announce the 2020 WINTER WORKSHOP!  Participate in two days filled with important, timely and trending information.  Presentations will include basic legal requirements, emerging issues and information, and useful ideas and tips for managing your team and improving your operations.  This mid-year program is a great educational and networking opportunity!  It serves as a refresher for top managers as well as administrative, training and other supervisory staff on important transportation program elements useful to improve transportation operations.  All workshops are held in General Session format and our partners from our vendor community will be on hand exhibiting and participating throughout the event.

Wednesday February 19, 2020

Pre- Workshop Offerings

Leadership Development and Certification Program Courses -All Welcome $75.00 member rate/$100 non-member rate

Free to Leadership Development and Certification Program Participants

(sign up at member rate and fee will be waived)

9:00 - 12:00 Noon - Effective Communications for the School Transportation Manager - Presented by Jeff Olefson- Staff Development Associates:  Good communications skills are a must have for school transportation managers.  Whether you are communicating with your staff, administration, or the public you must possess strong communications skills both verbal and in written form to be successful.  Attend this session to learn or enhance your communication skills and take your operation to the next level.  Click here to sign up: https://nyapt.org/event-3646998

1:00 - 3:00 - Maximizing School Transportation Aid - An Operations Perspective - Jay O'Connor - Questar BOCES:  Maximizing transportation aid is critically important to every school district in order to get all the funding available to operate a safe and efficient program.   Attend this workshop and learn ways to maximize your aid, what is aidable and what is not.  Learn and understand the non-allowable pupil decimal and why it is important to your aid calculation.  Click here to sign up: https://nyapt.org/event-3647028

Thursday and Friday Workshop Sessions

Sessions offered:

  • Jay Rifenbury - Keynote Speaker - No Excuses!  An Ethical Approach Toward Public Service
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation  - VW Settlement and Electric Vehicle Update
  • How to Build a Culture of Constant Learning - Rose Miller, Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC
  • FMCSA Update - ELDT & Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
  • Bus Stop Safety - Ted Finlayson-Schueler
  • Department of Motor Vehicle Update
  • School Transportation Legal Update/Commissioner's Decision - Douglas Gerhardt Esq.
  • How to Hire Good Drivers and Keep Them  - PTSI
  • State Education Department Update - Paul Overbaugh - State Education Director of Pupil Transportation Services
    (course topics may change slightly as speakers are finalized)

             Winter Workshop - updates coming soon!

      Begins  Thursday AM on February 20
      Continues thru Friday noon, F
      ebruary 21

      Join Us Thursday Evening Social Event
       -  Fundraising for the Scholarship Program
       - Join us for light fare and beverages, comedy and good times!

      Get ready for a fun filled evening - dinner and comedy!

      After a long day in the classroom, let's relax with some good food and comedy.  Following day one of the Winter Workshop, we will raise funds to support the NYAPT scholarship programs.  Get ready to laugh as NYAPT will host New York City based comedian, ROSS BENNETT.  As seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, Bennett will make us laugh the night away.  The usual basket raffle and 50/50 will take place to raise funds for the NYAPT scholarships awarded each summer to deserving High School seniors.

      Dinner starts at 6:00 PM, served in the Marriott Hotel main event room immediately followed by COMEDY!

      $40.00 per person 

      Click here to sign up for the Thursday night social event:  https://nyapt.org/event-3647037

      What it costs to attend:

      MEMBER NYAPT - $200.00 full 2-day workshop (Thurs/Fri)
      NON-Member -  $250 full 2-day workshop(Thurs/Fri)
      Thursday Evening Networking Event -  $40 (optional)

      No-Shows will be billed & responsible for payme
      See full cancellation policy below.


      Hotel Reservations
      All room accommodations will be at the ALBANY MARRIOTT at 189 Wolf Road in Albany. 518.458.8444

      Rate: $135.00 per person per night. 

      RATE AVAILABLE TIL THURSDAY 1/29/20(or until room block is sold out)

      Phone:  Toll Free:  800.228.9290        Local:  518.458.8444  If you call in use this phrase to get the NYAPT rate:  "NYAPT Winter Workshop 2020"

      Hotel Reservation Link: 

      Book your group rate for NYS Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) Winter Workshop 2020

      Cancellations must be received in writing prior to February 13, 2019 (no phone cancellations will be accepted). Refunds can be made ONLY on cancellations received before 2/13/2020. NO Refunds will be made after that date. ---> NO-SHOWS will be billed and expected to honor their invoices.

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