Unique Experiences

As of 7/6/21. Subject to change.

National School Bus Inspection Training Program

Instructors: Marshall Casey with Joe Scesny, Trey Stowe & Bobby Williams

Date: Sunday, December 5

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Description: Developed by school bus maintenance and inspection expert Marshall Casey, this program fully trains technicians on how to conduct regular vehicle inspections, above and beyond state or federal Department of Transportation guidance. The eight-hour program is derived from best practices Casey used in overseeing the maintenance of school buses in South Carolina, which is the only completely owned and operated state fleet in the nation. Attendees will learn how to discover more defects prior to failure, which allows for expedited repairs, increased vehicle uptime and a more efficient maintenance program. The program includes eight hours of classroom instruction as well as a written exam..

(Maximum of 50 participants. Separate registration and fees required.)

NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training

Instructors: Kathy Anneken, Denise Donaldson, Miriam Manary, David Murphy, Eric Smith & Charlie Vits

Date: Thursday, December 9

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Description: This eight-hour training seminar is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and 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.

(Maximum of 50 participants. Separate registration and fees required.)

So, You Want to Be a Transportation Supervisor?

Presenters: Chris Ellison, Pamela McDonald, Tim Purvis & Alexandra Robinson

Date: Sunday, December 5

Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Description: A panel of student transportation experts provides 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.

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