Welcome! 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 the school bus ride should be a safe and secure ride. We believe that the school bus should be appropriately equipped and carefully maintained for safety. We believe that every school bus driver should be fully qualified, licensed and trained to perform his or her duties. We believe that it is our role as school transportation professionals to ensure that all the elements of a safe and efficient school bus ride are met at all times.



 It’s time to sign up!!  The registration link is OPEN for our 2016-2017 TEAM LEARNING WEBINAR series with Jeff Olefson!

This year’s series has a couple of new and exciting twists with one ‘guest’ presenter and three webinars that will include ‘panels’ of NYAPT members sharing their experiences and best practices on the topic of the day.

You and your entire staff (large or small!) can take advantage of these webinars for the low price of $150.00 for six live webinars.  Each webinar will also be recorded and you will be able to replay it at a later d
ate or view it at your convenience.

Webinars run 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM to allow you to get back to all those calls and demands of the day!

Ten Ways to Use Excel - 12/14- COMING UP!!
    As a follow-up to this year’s tips and tricks session on excel and word, this session will look at specific and practical applications of Excel to a transportation department setting.  You may be aware of some, like budgeting, but others will surprise you.   Come prepared to be amazed...

Social Media in Transportation Setting - 2/8
    This session will explore the trend on the part of districts to use social media to more effectively interact with employees, parents, students and the community.  Communications expert Evelyn McCormack will provide you with an understanding of these tools, do’s and don’t and practical ways to get started.

Working in a Small Rural District - 3/15
    This panel will consist of pupil transportation professionals from around the state who work in or have worked in smaller rural school districts.  We will explore the challenges of limited resources, difficulty in getting substitute drivers, community relations and collaboration with neighboring districts.  Whether you work in this type of districts or one that is very different, you will gain insights that will help to be more effective.

Positioning Yourself for Leadership - 4/12
    This will be a panel and look at how to make develop the critical strategic relationships that are going to enable you to be most successful in promoting a positive image of yourself as director and the whole transportation department.   We will also look at how staff in the transportation department can enhance the positive perception of their positions.

GOOGLE Apps in Transportation - 5/10
    This session will provide both an introduction and tips and tricks for getting started with google applications.  We will look at Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Gmail, and Google Calendar with the focus on comparing capabilities and features, commonly used in a transportation department, with Microsoft Office.  Tips and tricks covered in the session will be useful whether you are new to Google applications or a seasoned pro. 

$150 for the entire series and you can register at

Completed Sessions:

How to Create a Highly Effective Presentation Using Powerpoint - 10/11
     We have all experienced death by Powerpoint.  This session will show you how to avoid it.  While we will look at some of the technical features of Powerpoint as an application, most of the time will be spend on good presentation design.  Knowing your audience and how best to reach them using this medium.

Selling Your Transportation Budget - 11/15
     This panel will discuss effective ways to present your budget.  Panelist will share ideas, concepts, templates, and samples.  How to be ready for common challenges also will be discussed.

The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Albany Marriott on July 15-19, 2017!
The new conference logo is: “We Move Together, Achieving Excellence

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The NYAPT membership elected new officers to lead NYAPT over the next two years.  After a surprising development of nominations from the floor for two offices, the members voted to seat the following as the NYAPT Executive committee:

        President:               Lori Ann Savino, Jericho SD
        President-elect:       Michael Sweeney, Sherburne-Earlville/So. Otselic CSD
        Vice President:        Harold Nicholson, Corinth CSD
        Secretary:              Shea Schreiber, Alexander CSD
        Treasurer:               Donna Hackett, Pembroke CSD
        Past President:        David Adam, Retired from Marcus-Whitman CSD

Congratulations to all and to the new Board of Directors which was sworn in by Past President Pat Bailey on July 20th! 


President Lori Ann Savino has appointed new chairpersons for all of NYAPT’s Committees as follows:
  •         Long Range Planning:    Harold Nicholson, Corinth CSD
  •         Legislative:  Anthony Quaranta, Owego-Apalachin CSD
  •         Professional Development:  Jeremy Bricks, Palmyra-Macedon CSD & Robert Galloway, North         Rose/Wolcott CSD
  •         Membership:  Jeff Wainwright, Saratoga Springs City SD
  •         Finance:  James Popkin, Great Neck SD and Michael Sweeney, Sherburne-Earlville/So                 Otselic CSD
  •         Pupil Safety:  Richard Gallagher, Bay Shore UFSD
  •         Conference Planning:  Donna Hackett, Pembroke CSD
  •         Art Schock Award:  Peter Lawrence, Fairport CSD
  •         Poster:  Linda Malczewsky, West Seneca CSD
  •         School Bus Safety Festival: Keyana Wright, Massapequa SD
  •         Scholarship:  Diane Miano, Jordan-Elbridge CSD
  •         Operation Safe Stop: Michael Klenotiz, Oneida City SD

President Savino is intent on rebuilding the committees as vibrant parts of the NYAPT operations and each committee chair has committed to certain goals and objectives for the year. NYAPT members are encouraged to contact committee leaders to express their interest in serving and working on the committees. Call a chair today!!

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The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is a professional organization dedicated to the support, development and representation of the professionals who are responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of more than 2.3 million school children each day.

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