Event Category: MAPT EVENTS

Liability and Tort Law – Nov 30, 2022

Terminology will be identified and defined. Laws most directly related to pupil transportation liability and tort issues will be reviewed. Application of those laws in a pupil transportation environment will be discussed. Michigan Court of Appeals decisions regarding specific pupil transportation liability situations will be presented and discussed. Supervisors will leave this session with information […]

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Basic Fleet Management Course – Jan 26, Feb 23, & Mar 23, 2022

Three days of instruction designed to provide a new supervisor with the tools needed to perform their professional responsibilities. Key areas covered include successful management planning, scheduling, personnel records and issues, routes and routing, bus stop evaluations, benchmarking fleet operations, an overview of P.A. 187 along with all laws, rules, regulations and opinions. Must be […]

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Transportation Facility Operations – Nov TBD, 2022

Learn the fundamentals of fleet maintenance for anyone responsible for or interested in shop operations. Topics include budgeting and recording keeping, vehicle purchasing factors and vehicle maintenance, benchmarking, state police inspections, MIOSHA, and OSHA and under-ground storage tanks. (MINIMUM 5 PARTICIPANTS) (8 Hrs) Instructor:  Dave Meeuwsen Via Zoom Registration Fee: MAPT Member $260.00 MAPT Non-Member […]

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Human Relations for Transportation – Nov 2, 2022

Learn required driver qualification documentation to insure State and Federal compliance. Class time will cover required documentation in the following categories: The Pupil Transportation Act, Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, The Michigan School Code and Safe School Legislation PA 130 of 2005. (MINIMUM 5 PARTICIPANTS) (6 Hrs) Instructor:  Katrina Morris Via Zoom […]

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Writing Bus Specifications – May 4, 2022

Get insight on the basics of school bus specifications and what works. Learn what works best in different geographical areas and conditions. (MINIMUM 5 PARTICIPANTS) (4 Hrs) Instructor:  Dave Meeuwsen Via Zoom Registration Fee: MAPT Member $95.00 MAPT Non-Member $255.00 *A late fee of $25.00 will be added for registrations received after ten (10) days […]

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Special Needs Transportation Training – Dec 14, 2022

ADA, IDEIA, IEP, FERPA and Section 504 — these laws impact all of us who transport students with special needs. Be prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of transporting students with special needs. This class will provide an understanding of these laws, behavior is-sues, wheelchair securement and the proper storing of equipment and supplies needed […]

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Managing Staff Training – Nov 17, 2022

Pupil transportation is a dynamic activity with important consequences for service providers and service users. System break-downs are infrequent but have catastrophic outcomes. Staff training is a key tool fleet managers can use to limit breakdowns and minimize their consequences. This class will address training questions and provide methods to answer them. (MINIMUM 5 PARTICIPANTS) […]

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Laws, Rules, and Regulations – Jan 17, 2023

Become familiar with and know the difference between attorney general options, court precedents, laws, recommendations, regulations and rules to make these decisions. Preparation to deliver written reports and verbal briefings which demonstrate your ability to describe problems, propose resolutions and support those resolutions with specific documentation will be addressed (MINIMUM 5 PARTICIPANTS) Class time will […]

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Liability and Tort Law – Mar 1, 2023

Terminology will be identified and defined. Laws most directly related to pupil transportation liability and tort issues will be reviewed. Application of those laws in a pupil transportation environment will be discussed. Michigan Court of Appeals decisions regarding specific pupil transportation liability situations will be presented and discussed. Supervisors will leave this session with information […]

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Managing Staff Training – Feb 21, 2023

Pupil transportation is a dynamic activity with important consequences for service providers and service users. System break-downs are infrequent but have catastrophic outcomes. Staff training is a key tool fleet managers can use to limit breakdowns and minimize their consequences. This class will address training questions and provide methods to answer them. (MINIMUM 5 PARTICIPANTS) […]

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