COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 70

March 24, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2006 Virginia Pupil Transportation Conference, June 19-22, 2006

 

The 2006 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 Wyndham Hotel in Roanoke on June 19-22, 2006.

 

Information regarding the details of the conference will be sent to the transportation director in your school division. Registration is scheduled for Monday, June 19th, beginning at noon. VAPT is sponsoring a ROAD-E-O for drivers on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 20, 2006.

 

The theme of the conference this year is The Media and The Message. The conference will include sessions for transportation personnel on topics such as the School Bus Watch Safety Initiative, media relations, and state Department of Education Pupil Transportation information. Technical maintenance training will be held for technicians and mechanics at an off-site location. 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 Website at: http://www.vapt.org.

 

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

 

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