January 6, 2020


Cost: Free

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THE PDS: NYSED is currently in discussions concerning the recent COVID-19 scare and the fast approaching PDS schedule. They will be notifying all SBDIs and MIs about their solution. Please be patient at this time and wait to hear from NYSED. Thank you for your help!


The New York State Professional Development Seminar (PDS) is a mandatory, one-day refresher course for School Bus Driver Instructors (SBDI’s), with a different topic taught each year.  SBDI’s must attend one of the courses each year to retain their certification as a School Bus Driver Instructor.  

  • There are 50 locations/dates to choose from, running from Apr. 1st through May 15th.
    YOU CAN ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE CLASS.  This will be strictly enforced!
  • Each session begins promptly at 8am, with registration at 7:45.  No late entrants allowed.  Sessions end at 4:30pm
  • 2 copies of the pre-session assignment must be turned in to enter your PDS.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

2020 PDS Pre-Session Assignment:  Download

   Click Here to Register   

Click on Column Title to Sort. Instructors are subject to change.
DateLocationRegionInstructor 1Instructor 2
Wed, April 1BOCES-Erie 2 (Ashville)WesternBill HoostyPete James
Wed, April 1BOCES-NassauLong IslandNicki IlasiLori-Ann Savino
Sat, April 4Albany Univ. of Rens.CapitalHarold NicholsonBetty Hughes
Sat, April 4Canandaigua CSDFinger LakesPeter LawrenceCindy Streber
Sat, April 4Plainview-We TransportLong IslandSusan Soudant-Dello IoloPaul Quinn Mori
Tue, April 7BOCES-Erie 1WesternJay BallardBill Hoosty
Wed, April 8BOCES-Orange UlsterMid-HudsonNicole DolcePatricia Milburn
Thu, April 9Cherry Valley CSDSouthern TierBetty HughesJay Ballard
Fri, April 10BOCES-Oneida Herkimer MadMohawkBill HoostyHarold Nicholson
Sat, April 11PTSI-East SyracuseCNYFaye StevensBill Hoosty
Mon, April 13BOCES-WSWHECapitalPatricia CoyneHarold Nicholson
Tue, April 14Horseheads CSDSouthern TierLisa LeberCindy Streber
Wed, April 15Hurley-Adirondack TrailwaysMid-HudsonMichael MartucciPatricia Milburn
Thu, April 16BOCES-Genesee ValleyWesternCindy StreberJay Ballard
Fri, April 17BOCES-Sullivan CountyMid-HudsonNicole DolcePatricia Milburn
Sat, April 18BOCES-Oneida Herkimer MadMohawkDeborah StevensHarold Nicholson
Sat, April 18Rochester-First StudentFinger LakesPeter LawrenceCindy Streber
Sat, April 18Suffolk TransportationLong IslandFrank KleinCalvin Bent
Mon, April 20BOCES-Orange UlsterMid-HudsonJim MinihanJames Rogan
Mon, April 20PTSI-East SyracuseCNYFaye StevensDeborah Stevens
Tue, April 21BOCES-Western SuffolkLong IslandLorraine MisciagnoSusan Soudant-Dello Ioio
Wed, April 22BOCES-Southern WestchesterMid-HudsonMichael MartucciJames Rogan
Thu, April 23Brooklyn-Training in Trans.NYCJim MinihamBetty Hughes
Thu, April 23Canandaigua CSDFinger LakesCindy StreberPete James
Fri, April 24BOCES-Jefferson LewisNorthernFrancis BarneyBill Hoosty
Sat, April 25BOCES-TST IthacaSouthern TierLisa LeberJay Ballard
Sat, April 25East Irondequoit CSDFinger LakesCindy StreberJoe LaMarca
Sat, April 25Malone CSDNorthernFrancis BarneyFaye Stevens
Tue, April 28BOCES-Southern WestchesterMid-HudsonNicole DolceJim Minihan
Wed, April 29BOCES-WSWHECapitalCynthia JurewiczHarold Nicholson
Thu, April 30BOCES-Southern WestchesterMid-HudsonNicole DolceJames Rogan
Sat, May 2BOCES-Erie 1WesternJoe La MarcaPeter Lawrence
Sat, May 2BOCES-Orange UlsterMid-HudsonJames RoganPete James
Sat, May 2Plainview-We TransportLong IslandSusan Soudant-Dello IoioPaul Quinn Mori
Sat, May 2PTSI-East SyracuseCNYFaye StevensBill Hoosty
Tue, May 6BOCES-Western SuffolkLong IslandBarbara GildeaGale Winsper
Wed, May 6Hurley-Adirondack TrailwaysMid-HudsonNicole DolceBetty Hughes
Thu, May 7BOCES-WSWHECapitalCynthia JurewiczFrancis Barney
Fri, May 8Albany Univ. of Rens.CapitalHarold NicholsonBetty Hughes
Sat, May 9Albany Univ. of Rens.CapitalHarold NicholsonBetty Hughes
Sat, May 9Lockport-Ridge Road ExpressWesternPeter LawrenceJoe LaMarca
Sat, May 9Suffolk TransportationLong IslandFrank KleinWilhelm Gibbs
Mon, May 11BOCES-RocklandMid-HudsonJim MinihanBetty Hughes
Mon, May 11Rush HenriettaFinger LakesCindy StreberPete James
Tue, May 12BOCES-Cayuga-OnondagaCNYFrancis BarneyJay Ballard
Wed, May 13Hatzolah AmbulanceNYCCalvin BentJames Rogan
Wed, May 13Owego-Apalachian CSDSouthern TierLisa LeberJoe LaMarca
Thu, May 14BOCES-Madison OneidaMohawkBill HoostyCindy Streber
Thu, May 14Brooklyn-Training in Trans.NYCPatricia CoyneLaura Greene-Halley
Fri, May 15BOCES - Nassau (Garden City)Long IslandLorraine MisciagnoBarbara Gildea

   Click Here to Register   

PTSI has decided to postpone ALL PTSI COURSES through April 30th due to recent updates from both State and Federal governments. We will revisit the situation as we approach the month of May. We will work to reschedule these course as soon as we can and we will notify you immediately of the change in date and location (if needed). All payments for current courses will be granted and put toward use for a future course of the same registration.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this chaotic time.
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