Focused upon Safety, and Service


Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! 

In education we are a unique business that has a fresh start every year. As we start the 2019-20 School Year let us recall our focus upon safety for our students, and staff.

We are expected to be a zero defect industry, and rightfully so.

Safety must be at the forefront of everything we do – every day.

Preservice reminds us to “Train, Think and Act for Rider Safety.” However, in the daily routine, it is easy to become complacent. Don’t let yourself become complacent.

We are mindful of the service we provide to our community. It’s a bigger job than keeping passengers safe, and operating responsibly. We must provide value to the families who trust us.

Smile! Wave! Show the community that you are proud to sit behind the wheel, to answer the phone, to keep the bus operating safely, or whatever your individual role may be. Take pride in what you do.

What we do is not easy. It requires working an unconventional schedule, in all sorts of weather, in public, with all sorts of personalities.

Remain focused upon safety, and service. It’s about #MoreTheDriving.




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!







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!