NAPT Dispatch
Jun. 9, 2015

Applications for NAPT Awards Now Available Online
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As school systems across America come to the end of another school year it's a great time to think about ways to acknowledge and possibly even reward the people that make school transportation the safest, most effective way for 26 million children to get to and home from school each day.

NAPT is proud to offer a national awards program that gives you 6 different opportunities to do just that. You may download an award application by visiting the NAPT website or you can fill out an award application or nominate someone online by clicking on the hyperlink after each award listed below.

Please consider nominating someone you know or someone you work with for one of the following NAPT awards:

Driver Training Award (sponsored by IC Bus) — The NAPT Driver Training Award rewards school districts with exemplary driver training programs. Submit an application online now.

Continuing Education Award (sponsored by Thomas Built Buses) — The NAPT Continuing Education Award enables individuals to access NAPT's education and training programs, both online and in-person. Submit an application online now.

Specialized Transportation Award (sponsored by Sure-Lok International, LLC) — This award was established to give special recognition to an individual or school system that provides exemplary service to students with specialized transportation needs. Submit an application online now.

Heroism Award (sponsored by Blue Bird Corporation) — Our Heroism Award recognizes individuals that have performed an act of rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others, particularly if the individual demonstrated extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save someone else's life at considerable risk to self. Submit an application online now.

Distinguished Service Award — The NAPT Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize an individual who has performed exemplary service for or on behalf of NAPT at the state and/or national level. This is the second highest honor NAPT can bestow on an individual or company. Submit an online application now.

Hall of Fame — Induction into the NAPT Hall of Fame is the highest honor NAPT can bestow. Honorees must meet the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, including distinguished service to both the industry and the Association. Click here to see the NAPT HoF guidelines.

Please consider nominating someone you know for an NAPT Award today.

If you have questions, feel free to contact NAPT Awards Committee Chair Theresa Anderson at thanders@comcast.net, co-Chair Jerry Milliken at Milliken.jerry@gmail.com or NAPT HQ at 800-989-NAPT (6278).More

NAPT Summit Topic Survey
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The NAPT Board & Staff are hard at work selecting topics that YOU want to hear about this year at the NAPT Summit in Richmond, VA.

Please help us by taking this quick survey and letting us know which of the topics we've come up with you would be interested in. The NAPT Summit is for YOU, so we want to make sure we're on the right track with the information we're providing. You can select any or all of the topics that would be of interest to you. Don't see a topic that you think should be covered? There will be a place for you to let us know that too. We will use these results to help finalize our session topics this year.More

Upcoming NAPT Webinars
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Title: America's Best Training & Skills Challenge Update
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 17 @ 1pm ET
Presenter: Marshall Casey, America's Best Committee Chair
Registration Fee: FREE for NAPT members

During this webinar we'll discuss:

Reserve your space now!

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

Register now!

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

Get 5 KPIs instantly with NAPT's 3D website
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It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Visit the 3D website
  2. Download a data worksheet and compile the necessary information
  3. Enter your information in the system.
The end result is 5 free KPIs instantly! The over-arching goal of this dynamic website is to encourage student transportation professionals to speak a common language and make more data driven decisions.

According NAPT President Keith Henry, CDPT, "One of our goals from the start has been to facilitate discussion and interaction among as many people as possible and give them a chance to participate in this project." More

Have you joined NAPT's LinkedIn Group?
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Your industry colleagues are only a few clicks away! Join NAPT's LinkedIn members' only group and start participating in discussions, post articles and share information with fellow leaders in the industry. Take a look, and see what fellow members are buzzing about with NAPT on LinkedIn!More

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