NAPT Dispatch
May. 5, 2015

Make time for NAPT member webinars
Take a look at what's coming up in NAPT's member webinar series:

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 27 @ 1pm ET
Title: Celebrating School Bus Safety: Behind the Scenes of National School Bus Safety Week
Presenters: Jackie Fields, Director of Transportation, Belton ISD (Retired); Joe Hart, Director of Transportation, Killeen ISD; Steve Kalmes, Owner, JSK Transportation Consulting; Bill Tousley, Director of Transportation Farmington Public Schools (Retired)
Registration Fee: FREE for NAPT members

During this webinar we'll discuss:

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Then join us in July! During this complimentary member webinar, Transportation Technology: Don't Let It DRIVE You Crazy, we'll discuss: Online registration is open!

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 29 @ 1pm ET
Title: Transportation Technology: Don't Let It DRIVE You Crazy
Presenters: Steve Simmons, III, Director of Transportation, Columbus City Schools, NAPT President-Elect and Jeff Vrabel, Director of Fleet Services, Columbus City Schools
Registration Fee: FREE for NAPT members

Missed one of the 2015 webinars? No problem; they're recorded and available in the 'Member Resources' area of the Members' Only section of the website. Log-in today.More

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