As a professional who is driving school students to and from school every day, you know first hand the risks of distracted driving! Beyond the internal distractions coming from students on the bus, school bus drivers must be alert and practice defensive driving on the road. Additionally, school bus drivers are not exempt from the[…]
Each year at the July NYAPT Annual Conference, a number of awards are presented honoring the bus drivers, monitors, attendants, instructors, and mechanics in the field of New York State pupil transportation. Nominate your most respected pupil transport professional. Show someone that his or her hard work has been noticed! Applications for Nominations can be[…]
PTSI’s Maria Carocci and Betty Hughes will be speakers at the Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs Conference March 15-20 at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel Convention Center. Mark your calendar for these sessions! Emergency Evacuation Strategies for Students with Special Needs & Preschoolers Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.Presenter: Maria Carocci Description:[…]
Pupil Transportation Safety Institute and Iowa Pupil Transportation Association <www.4ipta.org> have joined together to create school bus driver safety training materials for Iowa school bus drivers. PTSI incorporates 25 years of experience and knowledge to bring the “best sellers” to the Iowa State standards, including: Bullying on the Bus/Growing Respect: Inservice Training Curriculum School Bus Attendant[…]
In less than a year the training of new drivers applying for a Commercial Driver’s License will change significantly. You can rely on PTSI for the training to meet these new requirements! View the new minimum training standards for CDL drivers here. PTSI is developing online theory curriculum for school bus transportation professionals to meet[…]
This year’s Professional Development Seminars will be scheduled for the months of May and June due to a delay in the contract extension finalization. There will be 50 locations/dates to choose from, with classes available on Saturday for those who find it too difficult to get time away during the work week. All PDS locations[…]
Pupil Transportation Safety Institute is offering two important courses for transportation professionals in Central New York over February Break. For many school districts facing driver shortages, taking time away from their transportation departments for training is challenging. Feedback has told us that school breaks are a great time to offer transportation workshops. Check out the upcoming[…]
Anyone who has worked in school transportation understands the frustration of controlling and managing the behavior of dozens of students simultaneously. In the isolation of the school bus — your “office on wheels” — it can feel as though no one really understands your challenges or offers any real help. The job of driving a[…]
It’s time to stop bullying and harassment on the school bus and create bully-free school bus environment. In today’s world, bullying can have serious, even tragic, effects on our passengers. Younger children and students with disabilities are especially vulnerable to bullying, but even older students are at risk. Many incidents of school violence are at[…]
Looking for Driver Training resources? Check out PTSI’s best sellers: Student Management “Creating a School Bus Safety Culture” Bullying on the Bus “Growing Respect” Distraction & Driving Training Curriculum Breaking News! Evacuating Students with Disabilities These products and more are available in the Driver Training section of the PTSI.org/Store.
Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) announces the addition of Antoinette Follett as National Marketing and Sales Manager. In this newly created role, Follett will lead partnership and sales operations and expand awareness of the organization, both nationally and internationally. Follett is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives across all sales and marketing functions of[…]
Did you know that we have resource materials that have been translated into Yiddish? View our PSA / Parent resources on the Downloads Page. Special Thanks to SBDI Moses Follman for his assistance!