DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO.53

March 7, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2008 Virginia Pupil Transportation Conference

June 16-19, 2008

 

The 2008 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 Virginia Beach Conference and Convention Center, June 16-19, 2008.

 

Information regarding the details of the conference will be sent to the transportation director in your school division. Registration is scheduled for Monday, June 16, beginning at noon. VAPT is sponsoring a ROAD-E-O for drivers on Tuesday.

 

This year VAPT is combining the Special Needs Symposium usually held in April with the June conference. The conference will include several National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) classes, sessions on bullying/harassment, gangs, dealing with angry people, and Motor Carrier Guidelines. 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 provided in the package that will be sent to your transportation director and also will be posted on the VAPT website at: http://www.vapt.org.

 

If you have any questions concerning this conference, please contact David Pace, VAPT President and director of transportation in Virginia Beach, at (757)263-1576 or Ms. June Eanes, director of support services, at (804) 225-2037.

 

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