DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 60

March 18, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

 

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005 Virginia Pupil Transportation Conference, June 19-22, 2005

 

The 2005 Virginia Pupil Transportation Conference sponsored by the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT) and supported by the Department of Education (DOE) will be held at the Hampton Holiday Inn, Hampton, June 19-22, 2005.

 

Information regarding the details of the conference will be sent to the transportation director in your school division. Registration is scheduled to begin at noon on Sunday, June 19. VAPT is sponsoring a ROAD-E-O for drivers on the afternoon of Monday, June 20.

 

The theme of the conference this year is Safe and Secure. The conference will include sessions for transportation personnel on topics such as security, weather conditions, downed power lines, and dealing with gangs. Off-site technical maintenance training will be held 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 personnel involved with or interested in pupil transportation. Registration information will be contained in the package that will be sent to your transportation director and also posted on the VAPT Web site at: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Finance/VAPT/.

 

Information also may be requested from the individuals listed as contacts in this memorandum.

 

If you have any questions concerning this conference, please contact Mrs. Velera Gammons, transportation director, Henry County, and VAPT president, at (276) 647-3704 or June Eanes, director of Department of Education support services, at (804) 225-2037.

 

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