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Winter Workshop 2021 - A Success Story!

NYAPT’s first ever virtual Winter Workshop and Trade Show was held on February 18 and 19, 2021.  The event featured a great line up of speakers and was well attended.  

Thank You to all Attendees, Presenters and Facilitators, Workshop Sponsors, Exhibitors in our Trade Show Booths, and our Industry Leaders - each of you played an important role in bringing this first ever fully virtual conference to a resounding success and we couldn't have done it without you!

While we missed the "in-person" experience, we all came together and renewed our dedication to this most important field we work in, we shared stories and lessons learned, and we recognized our own with awards and recognitions.

All in all, we got it done and we're looking forward to exceeding our expectations again at our Annual Summer Conference in July - in-person or virtual, we know that our NYAPT Members will be there in force and we've already begun the planning!

Again, thank you for attending - we hope it was a meaningful and rewarding opportunity for you and would welcome your feedback on the Survey you received, if you haven't already done so.

Until next time - be safe and stay healthy!

NYAPT Board of Directors

Ted Nugent, President

Dave Christopher, Executive Director

Congratulations to the 2020 NYAPT Award Winners announced at Winter Workshop 2021!  These awards were delayed due to the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Summer Conference and NYAPT is pleased to be able to finally recognize and thank the recipients for their unwavering support of the pupil transportation industry.

Past President Mike Sweeney, after receiving his Past President ring from NYAPT Executive Director Dave Christopher, presented the following awards:

The 2020 Tech Mech of the Year Award, sponsored by PTSI, was presented to Ken Scarlata, Greenville Central School District.  Ken is a dedicated fleet manager who has an exemplary DOT record year after year at Greenville. 

2020 President's Awards were presented to:

  • Mike Klenotiz, Oneida City Central School District, for his support and dedication to NYAPT and assistance to Past President Sweeney throughout his presidency.

  • Pete James, Chautauqua Transportation Services, for his continuing support and dedication to NYAPT and his invaluable guidance to incoming presidents.

  • Leona Colvin, NYAPT Membership Support/Trade Show Coordinator, for her willingness to step up in 2019 during a NYAPT administrative vacancy and her ongoing support and dedication to NYAPT.

The 2020 Hall of Fame Award was awarded posthumously to Joe Williams, Farmingdale  School District, in an emotional and heartfelt presentation by his successor, Marc Medina and Farmingdale's Superintendent, Paul Defendini.  Read about Joe's contributions to our industry on Farmingdale's website and see the recognition his district gives to Joe and his NYAPT Hall of Fame award.  Farmingdale School District District | About Us (farmingdaleschools.org)

The 2020 Art Schock Award, NYAPT's most prestigious recognition,  was presented to Donna Hackett, Pembroke Central School District, by Dr. Peter Lawrence, Chair of NYAPT's Awards and Art Schock Award Committee, during a surprise presentation at Pembroke Superintendent Matthew E. Calderón's office.  Superintendent Calderón recognizes Donna's contributions to her district on their Website at https://www.pembrokecsd.org/article/405952.  

Again, congratulations to all our 2020 Award recipients - your dedication and support of NYAPT and the pupil transportation industry is recognized and appreciated!

February 18 - 19, 2021

 Supervisors, Directors, Technicians, Trainers & Dispatchers - All are Welcome

NYAPT Winter Workshop is an annual tradition, bringing important, industry specific information and knowledge to school transportation supervisors and managers of school bus operations.  We bring this mid-year program to you in this pandemic era in virtual format in recognition of your safety and good health.  This important educational opportunity will highlight important topics relevant to the industry today along with providing refresher information for managers on key transportation program elements.  It is highly instructive for all levels of staff in your department and all are welcome to attend.

All workshops were held in General Session and leaders from our vendor community were on hand exhibiting at specific times throughout the event.


Exhibitors for 2021 Winter Workshop - thank you!:

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