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From the “In Case You Missed It” files, registration is open for the WAPT Leadership Institute, to be held at our state conference.  Don’t forget to click here to get to the registration/course information page.













This year we celebrate our 40th anniversary in Pupil Transportation.  Our state leads the way in the entire nation when it comes to safety and setting standards for others to emulate.  I’m especially proud to represent you and your district at various national conferences.  To celebrate our 40th we have designed at special limited edition School bus dog tag and coin for this year conference.   For those attending the conference you will receive the Dog Tag coin as part of your goodie bag!  For those not attending but wishing to get a limited edition coin at $5.00 per coin plus $3.00 for shipping fee.  Please contact me by e-mail and send payment to WAPT Box 482, Yakima, WA 98907 Attn: Barbara Walcott-Treasurer.  Coins will be mailed out early April 2016.
All proceeds will go to help support our scholarship fund.  Please support this worthwhile effort.
Hope to see you all their at the conference this year!  It’s going to be “The Greatest Show on Wheels!”
Francis Bagarella



Registration for the 2016 State Conference is now open!  Please click here to go to our conference page.  The registration links are located right under the conference dates.




The 2016 Capitol Chapter Mid-Winter Conference will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at BLACK HILLS HIGH SCHOOL.  The location has been moved from Tumwater High School due to a scheduling conflict.

Attendees may register using this link. We hope to see you bright and early that morning.  ESD 113 has lined up several wonderful speakers for your education and entertainment.





WAPT is pleased to announce that Jesus Villahermosa, Jr., from Crisis Reality Training will be our keynote speaker at the 40th Annual WAPT State Conference, to be held in Yakima, WA, June 26th through June 29th.  Mr. Villahermosa is a dynamic and informative speaker, and he is known throughout our industry for his fantastic speeches and breakout sessions.  He will also be conducting workshops during the conference.


Conference handouts are now available.  Please click here to view the updated conference matrix.  Clickable links to handouts are underlined on the matrix.  If there is no underline, then the workshop notes have not yet been provided by the presenters.  The matrix will be updated if more handouts become available.

Warning:  the “Restorative Justice” presentation is quite large due to the attached video.  Due to its size, it has been hosted at a different location.  Follow the on-screen directions to download it to your computer.

In addition, our keynote speaker, Garrison Winn, was kind enough to provide notes from his speech at our closing general session.  The link to his notes are located at the bottom of the page.




The board would like to thank everyone for attending this year’s conference.  From the competitions on Sunday all the way through our awesome keynote speaker on Wednesday, it was evident that the energy meter was definitely pegged in Yakima.  We would also like to give a big shout-out to all of the speakers and vendors that made this conference what it was.

Your board is already hard at work on next year’s conference…it’s a big one…our conference will be turning 40 will be celebrating its 11th anniversary of its 29th year in 2016.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.




The board has put together a conference agenda to help with planning your visit.  Please click here for the latest version of the agenda.


Letters…we have a place for letters!

WAPT has a new address for mail.  Please change your address books to show:


Washington Association for Pupil Transportation

P.O. Box 482

Yakima, WA  98907

WAPT State Conference information


Conference information is now live.  Please either navigate your way to the conference web page under the “Resources” tab at the top of the page, or, click here to go directly to the page.


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