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About WAPT

Washington Association For Pupil Transportation

 
PO Box 482
Yakima, WA  98907
wapt4u@gmail.com
 
 

WAPT was organized in 1976 by a group of transportation supervisors to promote networking and education for transportation supervisors around the state.

Over the last 35 years, the organization has evolved to include all persons involved in pupil transportation. Membership is open to Superintendents, Central Office Administrators, Supervisors, Dispatchers. Driver Trainers, and Shop Personnel.

Affiliate memberships are available to vendors who support the transportation industry.

WAPT serves over 650 members from local School Districts statewide.

Purpose:

To promote and foster the highest degree of safety and efficiency in the transportation of school children.

To assist members in dealing with common problems, promoting the exchange of ideas concerning the administration and operation of transportation fleets.

To provide forums of education which expand the capabilities and broaden the opportunities for those in pupil transportation.

Goals:

Provide forums of education, which expand capacities and broaden opportunities for those in the pupil
transportation industry.

Provide an organization within the state to facilitate the exchange of ideas on operations, maintenance and administration and to encourage, develop and promote methods, materials and procedures leading to increased safety and efficiency in the pupil transportation industry.
Encourage cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, organizations, associations and enterprises from the private sector for the continued improvement of the pupil transportation industry.
Monitor and provide input on legislation affecting the statewide pupil transportation program and the members of W.A.P.T.

Education:

W.A.P.T., O.S.P.I., and Central Washington University jointly offer a three-year “Pupil Transportation Management Program.” The program is comprised of one week in the summer and a major project annually.

Students enrolled in and completing the program are improving skills already used in their position or gaining knowledge that will help in their pursuit of a supervisory position.

Website Navigation

 

As most of you are aware, there have been some changes in the appearance of your website since the beginning of the school year.  In order to streamline the inner workings of the site, you will notice that some of the pages have been moved from links on the side bar to the tabs at the top of every page.  For your reference, here is a “rough layout” on how the site is organized:

ABOUT US:  This page is exactly what it sounds like.  It is why we do what we do.

BOARD:  This page (and the sub-tabs under “BOARD”) is designed to give you information about your elected board members.  In addition, the WAPT financial reports and board nominations are located under this menu choice.

REGIONS:  This page is designed to be a “news and information” about what’s going on in your respective regions.  This page (along with the sub-pages) is meant to be continually updated with information and events.  Please bear with us in these pages, as they are still going under re-organization.

CALENDAR:  This page is devoted exclusively to the master events calendar for your association.  It is meant to be the first page you look at to see when and where events are happening.  Events such as:  Chapter Meetings, State Board Meetings, Roadeos, Conferences, and Other Events are listed on this calendar.  We actively encourage all chapters to send their meeting dates and times so that you, as members, can see when things are happening.

JOBS:  This page is devoted exclusively to employment opportunities within the industry.  Again, we encourage all members to forward industry employment opportunities to the website so we can help our fellow members out in obtaining employment.

RESOURCES: This is our most exciting menu on the website.  All of our Conferences, Educational Opportunities, Scholarship Information, Mechanic’s Information, and Industry Links are posted here.  If you need to know about one of the many major conferences hosted around the state, this is definitely the the tab to select.

Thank you again for hanging in there with us as we reorganize the website.  It has really been a good learning experience for me, and I am excited at all of the possibilities that lie ahead as we make further improvements in the months to come.

Sincerely,

Your webmaster.

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