January 6, 2020


Cost: Free

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

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Click on Column Title to Sort. Instructors are subject to change.
DateLocationRegionInstructor 1Instructor 2
Wed, Apr 1BOCES-Erie 2WesternBill HoostyPete James
Wed, Apr 1BOCES-NassauLong IslandNicki IlasiLori-Ann Savino
Sat, Apr 4Albany Univ. of Rens.CapitalHarold NicholsonBetty Hughes
Sat, Apr 4Canandaigua CSDFinger LakesPeter LawrenceCindy Streber
Sat, Apr 4Plainview-We TransportLong IslandWilhelm GibbsPaul Quinn Mori
Tue, Apr 7BOCES-Erie 1WesternJay BallardBill Hoosty
Wed, Apr 8BOCES-Orange UlsterMid-HudsonNicole DolcePatricia Milburn
Thu, Apr 9Cherry Valley CSDSouthern TierBetty HughesJay Ballard
Fri, Apr 10BOCES-Oneida Herkimer MadMohawkBill HoostyHarold Nicholson
Sat, Apr 11BOCES-Cayuga-OnondagaCNYFaye StevensBill Hoosty
Mon, Apr 13BOCES-WSWHECapitalPatricia CoyneHarold Nicholson
Tue, Apr 14Horseheads CSDSouthern TierLisa LeberCindy Streber
Wed, Apr 15Hurley-Adirondack TrailwaysMid-HudsonMichael MartucciPatricia Milburn
Thu, Apr 16BOCES-Genesee ValleyWesternCindy StreberJay Ballard
Fri, Apr 17BOCES-Sullivan CountyMid-HudsonNicole DolcePatricia Milburn
Sat, Apr 18BOCES-Oneida Herkimer MadMohawkDeborah StevensHarold Nicholson
Sat, Apr 18Rochester-First StudentFinger LakesPeter LawrenceCindy Streber
Sat, Apr 18Suffolk TransportationLong IslandFrank KleinCalvin Bent
Mon, Apr 20BOCES-Orange UlsterMid-HudsonJim MinihanJames Rogan
Mon, Apr 20PTSI-East SyracuseCNYFaye StevensDeborah Stevens
Tue, Apr 21BOCES-Western SuffolkLong IslandLorraine MisciagnoSusan Soudant-Dello Ioio
Wed, Apr 22BOCES-RocklandMid-HudsonMichael MartucciJames Rogan
Thu, Apr 23Brooklyn-Training in Trans.NYCLaura Greene-HaileyBetty Hughes
Thu, Apr 23Canandaigua CSDFinger LakesCindy StreberPete James
Fri, Apr 24BOCES-Jefferson LewisNorthernFrancis BarneyBill Hoosty
Sat, Apr 25BOCES-TST IthacaSouthern TierLisa LeberJay Ballard
Sat, Apr 25East Irondequoit CSDFinger LakesPeter LawrenceJoe La Marca
Sat, Apr 25Malone CSDNorthernFrancis BarneyFaye Stevens
Tue, Apr 28BOCES-Southern WestchesterMid-HudsonNicole DolceJim Minihan
Wed, Apr 29BOCES-WSWHECapitalCynthia JurewiczHarold Nicholson
Thu, Apr 30BOCES-Southern WestchesterMid-HudsonNicole DolceJames Rogan
Sat, May 2BOCES-Erie 1WesternJoe La MarcaPeter Lawrence
Sat, May 2BOCES-Orange UlsterMid-HudsonSusan Soudant-Dello IoloPete James
Sat, May 2Plainview-We TransportLong IslandNicki IlasiPaul Quinn Mori
Sat, May 2PTSI-East SyracuseCNYFaye StevensBill Hoosty
Tue, May 5BOCES-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 BentShelley O'Riley
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-NassauLong IslandLorraine MisciagnoBarbara Gildea

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