Awards

 

2016 ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is intended to honor a member of our association for their contributions
to the Pupil Transportation field and the MAPT above and beyond the call of duty..
The 2016 Administrator of the Year is Tony Hatfield, Director of Transportation at School of the Osage.


2016 MAPT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award is to honor those in our organization who have contributed to the transportation field and the MAPT on a continual basis. There were no
Distinguished Service Awards presented in 2016. 

 

2016 MAPT CONTINUING EDUCATION GRANT

The MAPT Board of Directors is committed to providing professional development opportunities for those individuals interested in the pupil transportation industry. The Board will offer an opportunity for an individual or individuals to enhance their goals and objectives in the pupil transportation industry by sponsoring attendance to the 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show. The 2016 Continuing Education Grant went to Jeff Shupe of Raytown School District.

 

2016 MAPT SCHOOL BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The School Bus Driver of the Year Award is intended to recognize a school bus driver for his or her dedication. This year, two awards were presented.  The first went to Charles Aherns of Jackson R-2 School District and the second was awarded to Jewell Houchens of Mexico Public Schools.

                                      Charles Aherns

                                       Jewell Houchens

2016 MAPT SPECIAL NEEDS TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

"Dedicated" "Caring"  "Extraordinary"   These are but a few of the adjectives used to describe the men and women who transport children with disabilities every day. They often work as a team...the driver who safely and skillfully manuevers the bus, and the aide or attendant or monitor who looks after the child while he or she is loading, unloading or riding the bus.  MAPT is proud to recognize the 2016 Special Needs Team of the Year, Driver Larry Wise and Attendant Carla Brewster from the Neosho R-5 School District.

                                 

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2016 MAPT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY POSTER CONTEST

The theme for the 2016 Safety Poster Contest is

# Stop on Red! 

Entries in the School Bus Safety Poster Contest were judged during the MAPT Conference aand Trade Show, held in Columbia on July 11 - 15.  The following are the winning entries in each division.

 

Division 1  (Grades K-2)          Destiny Chen
Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Liberty, MO
Teacher:  Lynn Pierce

 

Division 2   (Grades 3-5)          Kamryn Clemens
Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Liberty, MO
Teacher:  Lynn Pierce

 

Division 3   (Grades 6-8)          Quinten A. Verburgt 
Ozark Junior High School, Ozark, MO
Teacher:  Roxanne Burnett

 

Division 4   (Special Education)          William Miller 
Cedar Ridge State School, Nevada, MO
Teacher:  Juell Brandt

 

The winning posters will be submitted to the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to be judged against winning entries from around the nation.  The winning poster will be used to depict the theme # Stop on Red! for National School Bus Safety Week in October 2017.

 

MAPT would like to thank all of the young artists who submitted posters for this contest, and to congratulate the winners in each division.  Each division winner will be presented with a Visa Gift Card during this coming school year's School Bus Safety Week in October 2016.

MAPT  also thanks the teachers who allow and encourage their students to participate.  We sincerely appreciate that, in addition to working on their art skills, you help these students gain a greater understanding of school bus safety.


For complete rules for the poster contest, including who is  eligible to enter, and an official entry form, click on the Rule Book below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

                                    





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