School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest

The 2017 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest theme is: “My Driver – My Safety Hero!”
Students should draw the “My Driver – My Safety Hero!” theme anytime between September 2016 and September 2017 for the 2017 contest.

Please Note: The Poster Contest and National School Bus Safety Week are two different events. The poster theme becomes the theme for the following year’s National School Bus Safety Week, which is an active and evolving public education program designed to promote school bus safety. This annual event is held during the third full week in October each year.
Attention Ohio Participants:  All posters must be postmarked and received by the contest coordinator on or before September 15, 2017

Send entries in a FLAT ENVELOPE to:

Manuel M. Brooks, Pupil Transportation Consultant
Office of Pupil Transportation
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street, MS G-04
Columbus, Ohio 43215
PH: 614-466-2204
Toll Free No.: 1-877-644-6338

2017 Poster Contest Rules and Entry forms

Upcoming Themes

2018:  My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!
2019:  Red Lights Mean STOP!
2020:  Can’t Touch This – The Danger Zone

QUESTIONS?  Please contact the contest coordinator at Toll-free 1-877-644-6338

National School Bus Safety Week – NAPT

The Ohio School Bus Safety Poster Contest is open to pupils in grades K-8 and entries are accepted in one of four categories.

Winning posters and student names from previous contests are listed here:





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!

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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. Visit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle’s website for details on purchasing this plate to support student safety programs in Ohio!



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!