The Yellow School Bus is an American Icon. It is a symbol of school bus safety but also is an iconic image of American Education and our schools. 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 it is our role as school transportation professionals to ensure that that the school bus ride should be a safe and secure ride.
2018 CONFERENCE A SUCCESS!
The Cyr Foundation and NYAPT proudly gathered over 260 school transportation professionals at the Albany Marriott on July 14-18 for education, partnering, networking and sharing of ideas to keep children safe on their way to school every day!
The week began with the presentation of four Professional Development Series courses offered through the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). Each course advances transportation professionals toward national certification and will support state-level certification under our new program.
On Sunday morning, we were delighted to share in the work of the 2018 Class of Master Instructors who rewrote and reimagined the 30-hour Basic Course for Drivers. Hats off to all seven new MI’s and their amazing faculty team led by Jim Minihan and Gale Winsper!
That afternoon, we kicked the full conference into gear with the Annual Business Meeting and educational workshops. Those workshops continued throughout the conference close on Wednesday, interrupted only by Monday’s Trade Show. The Trade Show featured some 58 exhibitors who filled the room with products, services and technology for the modern school bus operation!!
We were entertained by magician Steve Brundage, delighted and enlightened by author Craig Davidson, informed by our state agencies, and strengthened and educated by our keynote speaker, nationally-recognized security expert John McDonald.
In between all of that we found time to share meals, party at Wolf’s 1-11 and engage in recognition of those who have given so much to our profession and our association.
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