Special Training


Special Training Sessions:


NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Instructors:  Kathy Annekin, Denise Donaldson, David Murphy, Sue Shutrump, Eric Smith & Charlie Vits
Description: This eight-hour training seminar on Saturday, July 27 approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration teaches the proper securement of pre-school aged children in appropriate child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school bus seats. It provides the basic rules of proper CSRS usage and illustrates the most common mistakes made when installing CSRS in school buses. Continuing education units (5.5 CEUs) are approved by Safe Kids Worldwide for all registered attendees who complete the course work. *This program requires separate registration and fees. (Maximum of 75 participants.)


National School Bus Inspection Training Program
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Instructors: Marshall Casey, Joe Scesny & Bobby Williams
An eight-hour program developed by school bus maintenance and inspection expert Marshall Casey to fully train technicians on how to conduct regular vehicle inspections, above and beyond state or federal Department of Transportation guidance. Learn how to discover more defects prior to failure, which allows for expedited repairs, increased vehicle uptime, and a more efficient maintenance program. Includes a written exam and printed course material. *This program requires separate registration and fees. (Maximum of 50 participants.)


So, You Want to Be a Transportation Supervisor?
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Presenters: Chris Ellison, Pamela McDonald, Tim Purvis & Alexandra Robinson
A panel of student transportation experts provide best practices for attendees who wish to transition into a supervisory role or who are looking to brush up on skill sets. Topics include: How to provide the best customer service while managing parent and administration expectations; Creating, building and molding teams; Communication Strategies to increase driver and attendant retention and productivity; Principles of proper routing and planning; and Managing and tracking data to improve your organization. Included with cost of full conference registration but requires additional registration. (Maximum of 75 participants.)


Taking the Whole Route: Addressing Behaviors on the Bus without Missing a Stop
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Instructor: Patrick Mulick
Description: The best behavioral intervention one can use is preventing the challenge before it happens, but doing so often requires an understanding of what causes it.  In this highly engaging four hour course, Board Certified Behavior Analyst Patrick Mulick will provide a full, in depth, and research based look at how to support positive behaviors on the bus for all riders.  Attendees will learn what causes behavior, how to prevent it, and how to react appropriately.  Patrick will discuss how this process applies to students with and without disabilities, as well as students who have the potential to fully escalate.  This one of a kind course will equip and empower you with the interventions and inspiration needed to be successful. Included with cost of full conference registration but requires additional registration. (Maximum of 100 participants.)


Workshop Tracks

Maintenance & Technology

Management & Operations

Safety & Security