Focused Upon Safety and Education

Ohio Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week

Welcome to National School Bus Safety Week!

This year’s theme reminds us that the yellow school bus is the safest way to get to and from school each day. It is during this week that we take the opportunity to educate… well… everyone.

Our students must always be mindful of the rules. Every day is a great day to educate them about the risks, and responsibilities of riding the bus.

Preservice reminds all bus drivers 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.

Our fellow motorists must be reminded of the need to focus upon driving, and to free themselves of any distractions that could cause an accident and endanger the lives of our passengers.

Please share what you are doing to make NSBSW an important part of our industry. Be proud of the terrific impact you have!

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!