NEXT MEETING:

DATE: Thursday, April 16, 2020
TIME: 10:00am EST

LOCATION: Online

Highlights from Sugarloaf 2019

Update: April 10, 2020
Please click below to read an update from Adam Mayo, MAPT President.

School Bus Safety Week 2020!

October 19-23, 2020


Safety Week Theme 2020:
Red Lights Mean STOP!


2020 Poster Contest Theme:
Be Safe - Know The Danger Zone


2019 Poster Contest Winner: Bryan Torres-Tavarez, Grade 12, Patterson, NJ

--- NOTICE ---

ALL Regional Safety Conferences for 2020, have been cancelled.


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 


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

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!