COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 55
April 13, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Pupil Transportation Conference, June 24-27, 2001

The 2001 Virginia Pupil Transportation Conference sponsored by the Department of Education and the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT) will be held at the Wyndham Roanoke Airport Hotel, June 24-27, 2001.

Specific information has been sent to the transportation director in your school division. Registration is scheduled for Sunday beginning at noon. VAPT is sponsoring a ROAD-E-O for drivers on Monday afternoon. The conference will include sessions on dealing with the media, aging drivers, evaluating school bus stops, conducting local forums, planning productive in-service meetings, and the new regulations concerning transportation for Headstart programs. Technical maintenance training will be held off-site for technicians and mechanics. Exhibitors will be present to discuss their products with drivers, technicians, and directors.

A special invitation is extended to division superintendents and other school officials who are involved in purchasing pupil transportation equipment and anyone interested in learning more about changes affecting pupil transportation.

If you have any questions concerning this conference, please contact Ms. June Eanes, director of support services, at (804) 225-2037.

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