The Florida Association for Pupil Transportation (FAPT) provides vision, leadership and services to the student transportation community to improve safety, efficiency and service to Florida’s public school children.
Why you should join FAPT
Joining the FAPT is a good way to learn from others and to expand your support system. Sharing ideas and experience is a benefit to the person who shares as well as those to listen. To “teach” is to “learn” and most members find they have a real sense of being a part of the “big picture” in planning for the changes to come in transportation. Many changes in our governing statutes and regulations are discussed by the FAPT membership before they are implemented, giving members a heads-up and an opportunity to offer guidance. Members also have an opportunity to inform the FDOE School Transportation Management Section the real or potential impact of proposed changes on their district so this can be taken into consideration.
The BENEFITS of Membership
Membership with FAPT is essential to receive the benefits. These include access to upcoming education and training activities such as, Driver Trainer and Safety Staff training and certification, the Technicians Summer Workshop available to all district technicians, the Mid Year Directors’ Meeting and of course, our Summer Conference and Trade Show. We offer special needs training for staff as well. We serve as advisors on to the school bus specifications adoption and purchasing procedures. We support the writing and updating of the monthly safety inspection procedures for buses. FAPT funding makes the testing, certification and training provided by the School Transportation Management Section staff possible. Membership in the association also includes the FAPT communications, the opportunity to post your employment opportunities on our web site and to request Quick Surveys of your peers about questions or best practices you may need.
Why Membership Benefits Our VENDORS
As a vendor member you will be maintained on our active mailing list to receive our routine and special communications, be listed as sponsors on our web page and be the first to receive information and registration for our FAPT Annual Conference and Trade Show that is attended by most of the 67 school districts.