The Florida Association for Pupil Transportation is hosting its 68th Annual Summer Conference and Trade Show that will take a close examination of the past in order to build the foundations that will improve the future.
Held at the Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, June 19-23, the FAPT conference this year follows the theme, ‘Building a Legacy: Using Our Past to Improve the Future,’ and will devote a number of seminars to topics like alternative fuels, student safety, driver behavior, budget maintenance and operational precision.
One such session, Julie Murphy, the transportation director for the Seminole District Schools, will discuss the transition from diesel to propane-powered school buses. Murphy will present real world data and comparisons that represent a portrait of engine performance, fuel savings, driver satisfaction and student reaction.
Randy Wheeler, assistant director of transportation for Brevard County Schools, will discuss the recent series of thefts that plagued his school district that turned out to be coordinated by trusted employees, and the fallout damaging morale, trust and community respect. Attendees will learn how to spot the obvious and not so obvious signs that there is a problem and some of the counter measures.
You can learn more about the conference here.