DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 42
February 16, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Special Education Transportation Symposium
May 6-7, 2007
Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT), with the support of the Department
of Education, is pleased to announce the annual symposium on special education
transportation, May 6-7, 2007, at the DoubleTree
The transportation of infants, toddlers, and students with special needs is a major component of public school transportation programs. Many students with special needs are transported on specially equipped school buses to and from schools in the Commonwealth. In addition, a number of children under the age of five are transported to programs offered by school divisions. This symposium will address the issues that school divisions face in transporting the special needs population.
information about this symposium will be sent to the director of transportation
in your school division.
School divisions will be required to cover the lodging costs and there will be a $50 registration fee for each participant. Dinner on Sunday night and breakfast on Monday morning will be provided by VAPT.
School division personnel that should consider attending the symposium include a special education administrator, a transportation administrator, a technician/mechanic, school bus driver trainer, and a school principal in charge of discipline.
If you have
any questions concerning this symposium, please contact June Eanes, director of
support services and President of VAPT, at (804) 225-2037 or David Pace,
transportation director for