School Bus Safety Week 2020!
October 19-23, 2020
2019 Poster Contest Winner: Bryan Torres-Tavarez, Grade 12, Patterson, NJ
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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
Maine Association for Pupil Transportation
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