FIRST TIME RIDERS OPEN HOUSE
Students in the Hilliard City SD were greeted by smiling faces, and some big yellow buses on August 10, as part of the First Time Riders Open House program. The program originated with Westerville City SD staff many years ago. Hilliard Coordinator Randy Snyder shared with OAPT that the program was a huge success, where students were shown school buses close-up, and had the opportunity to learn about bus safety. Parents and students took rides on the bus together, and they were able to capture the “first bus ride” on camera.
The three-hour event was new to Hilliard this year, but from the sounds of things, it will be part of the transportation department’s outreach efforts in future years.
Kudos to the Hilliard team!
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AWARD NOMINATION FORMS POSTED
Nomination forms for the OAPT annual awards are now posted. The Awards Page has an overview of each award presented at our Annual Conference and Trade Show, along with the link for nomination forms.
In previous years, the window for nominations has been short, but based upon feedback received from members, we have posted these nomination forms on an ongoing basis with the annual deadline of February 1st.
OAPT remains committed to recognizing accomplishments at all levels of the pupil transportation program. Accordingly, the Executive Committee strongly encourages eligible nominators to submit forms for deserving persons in each of the following categories:
- Fred Anness On-Board Instructor of the Year
- Carol Brandel Award for Distinguished Service in Pupil Transportation
- David Drum School Bus Mechanic of the Year
- William Rice Award of Excellence
- Rita Rodgers School Bus Attendant of the Year
- George Sontag, Jr. School Bus Driver of the Year
Thank you for taking the time to participate in our awards program!
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