2017 Course Offerings

NAPT is proud to offer 15 PDS courses as part of this year's conference program, at no additional cost to members registered for the full conference. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must be a current member of NAPT and registered for the conference. If you have any questions specific to PDS, please contact NAPT's Education Specialist Janna Smeltzer at janna.smeltzer@napt.org or 800.989.6278. For courses descriptions, visit www.napt.org.

As of 10/23/17, PDS course registration is closed. All of our classes have waitlists at this point, and if you are on the waitlist or would still like to try to take any courses that you did not sign up for, we recommend that you show up to the course (10 minutes early) and we will fill the spots of any no shows or any additional space we may have in the class.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

8am – 5pm
  • PDS 609: Accident Investigation (WAITLIST)
8am – 12pm
  • PDS 501: Overseeing a Fleet Maintenance Program (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 607: Legal and Regulatory Fundamentals in Pupil Transportation (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 802: Positioning, Seating & Securing of Students with Disabilities & Special Needs (WAITLIST)
1 – 5pm
  • PDS 302: Budget Development (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 403: Labor Contract Negotiations and Management

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

8am – 12pm
  • PDS 304: Data Driven Decision-Making - Option 1 (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 604: Transportation Program Planning and Evaluation - Option 1 (WAITLIST)
1 – 5pm
  • PDS 304: Data Driven Decision-Making - Option 2 (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 604: Transportation Program Planning and Evaluation - Option 2 (WAITLIST)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

8am – 12pm
  • PDS 203: Communications Skills for Transportation Professionals (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 801: Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs (WAITLIST)
1 – 5pm
  • PDS 506: Transportation Facility Planning (1-6pm) (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 803: Specialized Equipment on the School Bus (WAITLIST)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8am – 12pm
  • PDS 601: School Bus Routing & Scheduling I (WAITLIST)
  • PDS 602: School Bus Routing & Scheduling II (WAITLIST)
1-5pm
  • PDS 805: Supporting Safe Behavior on the School Bus for Students with Disabilities & Special Needs (WAITLIST)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

9am – 3pm
  • PDS 804: Products, Services & Equipment Options for Transporting Students with Disabilities & Special Needs
For courses descriptions, visit www.napt.org




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