Maine Association for

P
upil Transportation

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 March 19, 2020 @ 10:00am

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--- NOTICE ---
ALL Regional Safety Conferences for 2020, have been canceled.


Dear MAPT Community,


I am writing to update all on the current MAPT decision regarding our 2020 Regional Conferences. Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and evolving ramifications for school districts across Maine. On behalf of the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation as president,  I have made the difficult decision to cancel the Regional Conferences, scheduled to begin April 21, 2020, at all locations (regions 1-6). The online registration has been closed and the MAPT website will be updated by this afternoon with this information.


MAPT continues to work with school districts across Maine in the promotion of safety for all. Know that this decision was not made lightly, but one I feel is warranted due to the current situation and posing too big of a risk for our attendees and staff. Many schools have limited the size of group meetings and the use of facilities in addition to designating the time of April Break as a cleaning period. We want to ensure we follow CDC, Maine DOE, District, and MSMA guidelines as well and recognize the requests of individual districts.


MAPT is currently exploring options to present the scheduled workshops online through a registered portal for school districts to use for training. Additionally, a discussion about hosting the driving skills event at another time will be reviewed. The board and conference committee will meet in early April to determine what this may look like and how to proceed going forward. The planning for the State Conference held in July will continue, although the situation will be continually monitored.


I appreciate your understanding of this difficult decision and apologies for any trouble these changes may have caused your departments. As always please feel free to reach out to me or any board member with questions or concerns. We will do our best to keep folks updated about COVID-19 as further information is presented.


Thank you for your understanding and stay safe. 


Adam J. Mayo

President

Maine Association for Pupil Transportation 



Welcome Vendors & Supporters! Registration is now open for our 49th Annual Conference held July 20-24, 2020!



Click HERE or visit the Vendor information Page under the Conferences Tab!

Driving Skills Competition Winners 2019

1st Place - Conventional
Rick Labbe
MSAD 27

2nd Place - Conventional
Corey Morin
Madawaska School Dept.

3rd Place - Conventional

Becca Bryant

RSU 39

1st Place - Transit

Bryan Roy
MSAD 49

2nd Place - Transit

Gerard Turcotte

RSU 39

3rd Place - Transit

Tom Colavito
RSU 63

Technician Competition Winners 2019

1st Place
John Rundin
MSAD 15

2nd Place
Randy Souther
RSU 38

3rd Place

Dave Foster
MSAD 54

Special Needs Competition Winners 2019

1st Place - MSAD 49
Katie Lancaster &
James Palmer

2nd Place - MSAD 60
Racael Pelletier &
Fannie-Lynn Winship

3rd Place - MSAD 6
Tony Nicolas &
Serri Zulick

Above & Beyond Award Winners 2019
Pictured with Committee Members Katie Spear - RSU 2 (left) and Jenny Chase - Rowell's Garage (right)

1st Place
Lance Belanger
RSU 39

2nd Place
Neal McCrillis
RSU 10

3rd Place
Laurie Shane
MSAD 15

July 18, 2019: A Link to the FINAL Schedule for the 48th Annual Conference & Trade Show has been posted on the Conferences Page.

School Bus Safety Week 2019! October 21-25, 2019


2019 Safety Week Theme:
My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!




Check back for 2019's Poster Contest Theme and more Safety Week Information this fall!












2016 Poster Contest Winner: Branden Pagurayan, Grade 8, Kapolei Middle School, HI

Congratulations to Doreen Moody for being selected as the recipient of the 2017 Above & Beyond Award. Doreen is a School Bus Driver for RSU 2 (Hallowell, Farmingdale, Richmond, Dresden, Monmouth).


Pictured in the photo from left to right: Cliff Chase (O'Connor Bus Sales), Doreen Moody & Nicholas Gannon (Principal of Richmond Middle School & High School).


Award recipient's jacket donated by O'Connor Bus Sales.

The Walking School Bus Program 

Information from DOE!


The Maine Walking School Bus Program continues to provide support to local schools on many fronts aimed to help Maine school children stay safe, keep physically active, increase learning, and promote good behavior.


Nov. 13 is the deadline to apply for consideration to receive funding, training, technical assistance, program materials, and more. click the link above for more information.

Visit our Information Page for documents from Maine DOE on School Bus Purchases for FY16

OPERATION LIFE SAVER

Rail Safety Education



Interactive E-Learning Tool for School Bus Drivers



Congratulations to Lisa Gadway & Greg McGoff


2015 National Special Needs Team Safety Rodeo


FIRST PLACE Winners!