STATE ROAD-E-O RESULTS

Congratulations to Debbie Hill of Findlay City SD (Hancock County) who was named this year’s Grand Champion of the Ohio School Bus Driver Safety Road-E-O. With a score of 712 (out of a possible 725) Debbie drove in a transit style school bus.  She also placed 1st at the NW Regional Road-E-O held in Tontogony.

Others placing in the top 10 include:

2nd Place:  Desire Bradford (Wadsworth City SD, North Region), Score 711, Transit

3rd Place:  Lori Fanger (Stow SD, NE Region), Score 672, Transit

4th Place:  Lynn Stovall (Akron SD, NE Region), Score 658, Transit

5th Place:  Michael Luebbe (Lakota SD, SW Region), Score 655, Transit

6th Place:  Tammy Prewitt (Little Miami SD, SW Region), Score 649, Conventional

7th Place:  Jered Winestaffer (Reynoldsburg SD, Central Region), Score 647, Conventional

8th Place:  Adrian Neitenbach (Woodridge SD, NE Region), Score 644, Conventional

9th Place:  Bruce Abbott (N. Royalton SD, North Region), Score 639, Conventional

10th Place: Steve Temple (Buckeye SD, North Region), Score 638, Conventional

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s road-e-o events. These programs are designed to increase the skills and awareness of Ohio’s school bus drivers, ultimately resulting in a safety environment for our passengers.

 

COMMUNITY SCHOOL TRAINING

OAPT is pleased to partner with the Ohio Department of Education for a special training session for community schools that provide their own transportation services. A flier on this upcoming event is available by clicking here.

Online registration and online payment will be required for those attending this session. Registration will be restricted to only those community schools that provide their own transportation services. Online registration is available by clicking here.

 

NEW OFFICERS ELECTED

OAPT officers effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 will be:

President – Jeff Vrabel, Sr.
1st Vice President – Randy Snyder
2nd Vice President – Mike Miller
Secretary – Melody Coniglio
Treasurer – Kim Sutter
Past President – Brad Aemisegger

NW Region Director – Ellen Moser
N Region Director – Debbie Miller
NE Region Director – Josh Nau
W Region Director – Donna Maggard
C Region Director – Steve Simmons, III
E Region Director – Kevin Roberts
SW Region Director – Terry Williams
S Region Director – Sharon Conley
Director-at-Large – David Oglesby

Congratulations to all of these volunteers, and thank you to those who decided to run for office this year. OAPT continues to be a leader in the industry due to your efforts.

CONGRATULATIONS AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to our award winners! Each was honored at the William Rice Banquet on Tuesday, March 17. We appreciate your contributions to the pupil transportation industry, and to keeping Ohio’s children safe.

WILLIAM RICE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Debbie Miller
Wadsworth City SD

CAROL BRANDEL AWARD
Micheline Krause
Amherst EVSD

DAVID DRUM AWARD
Mike Renders
Toledo City SD

RITA RODGERS AWARD
Frances Parrish
Miami County Board of DD

GEORGE SONTAG JR AWARD
Mike Mericle
Paulding EVSD

FRED ANNESS AWARD
Debbie Diller
Westerville City SD

 

ROAD-E-O!

The 2015 Regional School Bus Safety Road-E-O events will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The 2015 State School Bus Safety Road-E-O will be held at Licking Heights High School on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

ADVANCED SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TRAINING

The 2015 Ohio Preservice Advanced School Bus Driver Training Classes will be held in two locations.  On 6/16, 6/17, and 6/18, we will be in Mason, OH.  On 6/23, 6/24, and 6/25, we will be in Twinsburg, OH.  Again this year, Jesus Villahermosa will conduct a training on 6/16 and again on 6/23.

Advanced Class Registration Form

Jesus Villahermosa Registration Form

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Opportunities abound on our professional development page. Please be sure to check it out and register for the courses you need.  OAPT is proud of its ongoing partnership with OASBO and ODE to provide these seminars on topics requested specifically by members!

Visit our Professional Development page: CLICK HERE.

 

OAPT MEMBERSHIP

OAPT is as strong as its membership, and we need you to continue our tradition of excellence!

Memberships are due for renewal by July 1st — but we strongly encourage you to renew at the time of conference registration each year.

Existing members should have received an automatic invoice, which you can pay securely online with a major credit card. Simply log into myOAPT and pay online.  (REMEMBER: Dues are no longer included in the conference registration.)

As we transition to this online payment system, we are aware of a couple of instances were payment was made, but not properly recorded. If you believe you have already paid, but still received an invoice, please forward details on the payment including check number, or Paypal confirmation number to treasurer@oapt.org so we can ensure the issue is resolved quickly.

If you attended our 54th Annual Conference & Trade Show, but did not renew your dues, your membership will expire on July 1st.  Current dues are required to receive the “Member Rate” on future conferences.

We value your investment in OAPT, and look forward to working with you!