OAPT and the Ohio Department of Education are collaborating to provide important training for all community school sponsors and community schools that providing transportation services. All of these entities need to attend the Community School Training for Pupil Transportation, offered at a variety of dates and locations during July.

These classes provide compliance for sponsors and community schools transporting students or intending to transport students for the 2017-2018 school year, regardless of receiving or not receiving funding. Attending a session meets the requirements outlined for transportation supervisors, coordinators and directors as noted in revised and administrative codes.


Register for one of the dates and locations below.

Payment should be made by major credit card at the time of registration.


REGISTER:  July 17, 2017 >> Kenston Local SD >> 8:00am – 2:00pm

REGISTER:  July 25, 2017 >> Penta Career Center >> 8:00am – 2:00pm

REGISTER:  July 26, 2017 >> Mason City SD >> 8:00am – 2:00pm

REGISTER:  July 27, 2017 >> Columbus City SD >> 8:00am – 2:00pm





Jesus Villahermosa, Crisis Reality Training expert, returns to Ohio this summer!

The Ohio Preservice School Bus Driver Training Program has announced its Summer School Bus Driver Training Program. This training will cover bus evacuations, railroad crossings, reflections of the bus, driver distractions, emergency procedures, student pickup and discharge, everyday special needs., etc. Attendance at a full two-day program is necessary for recertification purposes.

Back by popular demand, Jesus Villahermosa will provide updates on current safety concerns, action plans, etc., when dealing with safety issues on school buses and in schools. Use of defensible force, breaking up fights on buses, how to extend levels of awareness and body language recognition to identify precursors of violence, and survival tactics for the active killer on a bus. The session may be uses for four hours of inservice credit. Seating is limited.


JUNE 13, 14 >> Wadsworth High School >> Registration 7:00am >> Classes 8:00am-3:30pm

JUNE 20, 21 >> Westland High School >> Registration 7:00am >> Classes 8:00am-3:30pm



JUNE 15 >> Wadsworth High School >> Registration 7:00am >> Classes 8:00am-3:30pm

JUNE 22 >> Westland High School >> Registration 7:00am >> Classes 8:00am-3:30pm





Members of OAPT can now order embroidered shirts and apparel with our organization logo! Log into myOAPT and look for the “OAPT Gear” menu item. Follow the instructions for our vendor and you’ll be showing your style in no time!

This is a benefit exclusive to members. Not a member? Join now!


Online voting was an overwhelming success. We tripled the number of votes over previous years, and we have heard from many of you that you felt more engaged and involved in the process of electing your 2017-18 Board of Directors. The results are in, and you have elected:

PresidentEllen MoserPerrysburg EVSD2017-18
1st Vice PresidentDavid OglesbyMiamisburg City SD2017-18
2nd Vice PresidentMelody ConiglioKenston Local SD2017-18
SecretaryRob WeinheimerDurham School Services2017-19
TreasurerBrian KillianSouth-Western City SD2016-18
Past PresidentMike MillerSycamore City SD2017-18
Northwest Region DirectorBrad AemiseggerToledo City SD2016-18
North Region DirectorLori SinickStrongsville City SD2017-19
Northeast Region Director**2017-19
West Region DirectorDonna MaggardNorthridge Local SD2017-19
Central Region DirectorTheresa RitchieReynoldsburg City SD2016-18
East Region DirectorKevin RobertsGaraway Local SD2016-18
Southwest Region DirectorCJ ThorntonMason City SD2016-18
South Region DirectorSharon ConleyNorthwest Local SD2017-19
Director-at-LargeJason LeethWilmington City SD2017-19

OAPT LICENSE PLATE oapt-license-plate

OAPT is proud to announce that our school transportation license plate was approved, signed into law, and we have received a sample plate produced by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Complete details are coming soon, on how you can buy this plate and support OAPT!



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 so we can ensure the issue is resolved quickly.

If you attended our 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!