established 1949

Arizona Association For Pupil Transportation

WOW is it Fall Break already?

Plus, it’s already the middle of October and we are only a few weeks away from the holidays and winter break.

Fortunately, we have some really fun things coming up soon that will make your school bus driving experience worthwhile.

The time has arrived, next Saturday October 13, 2018, AAPT will be holding their Annual Conference in Kayenta Arizona. This is our time to get together and spend some time learning about our jobs and networking meeting new friends that share the same goals of school bus safety.

Please remember that the Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Saving Time and is 1 (ONE) hour ahead of the rest of Arizona on the clock. Be prepared and plan accordingly for your trip to Kayenta.

We wish to Thank Kayenta Unified School District Transportation for everything they have done to get ready for AAPT to arrive.

We would also like to thank The Trust and Transportation Administrators of Arizona for helping AAPT sponsor scholarships for 4 first time conference attendees to attend the Kayenta Conference. This year’s scholarships winners are;

Robert Miunsil – Bus Driver Kingman Unified School District

Valin Groat – Bus Driver/Dispatcher Deer Valley Unified School District

Monte Clinton – Special Needs Driver Deer Valley Unified School District

Tashina Benally - Bus Driver/Trainer Salt River Pima - Maricopa Indian Community Schools

Congratulations to these Transportation Professionals and we look forward to next year’s scholarship winners.

Another reminder to everyone who has not completed their IVP Level One Fingerprint Card, we are quickly approaching the final countdown to December 31, 2018. After that date, all school bus drivers who do not have their IVP card in hand will no longer be Arizona Certified to driver a school bus.

2019 will be our 70th anniversary as an Association and we look forward to having a really big celebration. We are looking for a Central area district to have the October conference, please let us know if you are interested.

Finally, as we approach the end of our first quarter of school, across the nation there have been several major school bus accidents. We must continue to drive our school buses with care and precision, so we can diligently protect the students we transport every day. I credit the School Bus Drivers and Bus Driver trainers for the great job they do so Arizona can continue to have one of the safest records in the nation.

Everyone be safe, enjoy family and know that we love you and the job you do.  I hope to see you in Kayenta.