SCHOOL BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY
The Ohio legislature has designated the first Monday in May as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. This year’s event will be celebrated on May 6, 2013.
On behalf of the OAPT Executive Committee, thank you to the more than 15,000 school bus drivers in the State of Ohio whose efforts directly contribute to the educational success and safety of our youth. In conjunction with School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, we also take this opportunity to thank the office staff, fleet maintenance teams, and administrative staff for their efforts in the safety and efficiency of Ohio’s pupil transportation program.
The 2013 regional school bus drivers safety road-e-o will be held at various site locations on Saturday, May 4. Please encourage your drivers to participate as either contestants or as judges. Please check the Road-E-O Page, regional pages for location information, or contact your Regional Director, or Preservice Instructor for details.
ADVANCED DRIVER TRAINING CLASSES
Mark your calendars for June 11-12 and June 18-19 for the 2013 school bus drivers advanced training classes. The first session is tentatively scheduled for Centerville High School June 11-12. Solon High School will be the site of the June 18-19 session. Information and Registration forms are on the ODE website. Questions may be directed to your Preservice Instructor, or to the Pupil Transportation Office at ODE by calling 614-466-4230.