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The VAPT is the premier organization in Virginia dedicated to promoting safety, professionalism, and excellence within the pupil transportation industry. Membership is composed of school transportation personnel from both the public and private sectors from all districts in the state, personnel from the state Pupil Transportation Service, and members of the school bus industry.

VAPT Update:

Dear VAPT Members;
As the novel coronavirus (COVID 19) continues to rapidly evolve our transportation family becomes even more important to us at VAPT. Because the daily news channels are providing updates which are specific to the virus, VAPT will try to keep you updated on changes that directly affect pupil transportation in Virginia via our VAPT Website.

I believe that all or almost all localities in Virginia are now providing some type of food assistance to students. This is wonderful and so typical of our amazing transportation family. Please remember to use all precautions and keep the buses sanitized and wiped clean for the safety of students, volunteers and yourself.

The FMCSA issued a waiver today of several time-sensitive regulations and requirements applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit holders, as well as other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles. This waiver is effective from March 20, through June 30, 2020.

According to FMCSA, “This waiver is in the public interest because it would allow drivers covered under this waiver to deliver essential supplies and persons across State lines to address the national emergency. This waiver will also reduce the administrative burden on State Driver Licensing Agencies and CDL, CLP, and interstate non-CDL drivers during this national emergency.”

This document also waives the requirement under 49 CFR 391.45 that CDL holders, CLP holders, and non-CDL drivers have a medical examination and certification, provided that they have proof of a valid medical certification that was issued for a period of 90 days or longer and that expired on or after March 1, 2020.

Click here to view the full notice:

Virginia school bus drivers are mandated to use the VDOE physical along with requirements governed by the Code of Virginia 22.1-178. Requirements for persons employed to drive school buses. The Virginia Legislature will need to extend the expiration date of the annual school bus driver physical requirement. VDOE is working on a budget amendment to present in April.
Finally, we continue to work and plan for the 2020 SESPTC/VAPT Joint Conference in July. We will see where this takes us. Registration is now open for members and vendors. Please check the VAPT website frequently.

As always, we thank you for your support. Please take care of your loved ones during this stressful time. Contact us if there is anything we can do for you. My email is cfisher@fcps1.org.
Thank you

Cheryl Fisher
CDPT VAPT President


Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak and evolving ramifications for student transporters statewide, VAPT is canceling the School Bus Road-e-o and Technician's Competition scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. We appreciate everyone who has been working behind the scenes to prepare for this event, and look forward to your partnership again in the future.

Many of you have inquired about the status of the SESPTC/VAPT joint conference this summer, scheduled for July 19-22, 2020 in Hampton, Virginia. At this point, a decision has not been made. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidelines set to keep everyone safe.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.


The 2020 version of SESPTC / VAPT conference is still being planned for July 19-22, 2020.
Both Boards will continue to monitor the current pandemic and will follow the guidelines and rules set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Please continue to monitor this website for any updates
or feel free to contact any Board Member should you have questions.

Registration Is Now Open
SESPTC/VAPT Joint Conference 2020
July 19 – July 22, 2020
Hampton, VA
Embassy Suites By Hilton
Hampton Hotel  Convention Center & Spa
Click on THIS LINK to book your room

To register for the conference, go to the SESPTC website – http://www.sesptc.com - Conference Information, Registration. Please read the letter before beginning registration for the conference. The registration fee is $185 for a delegate and one guest. The guest cannot be someone employed in transportation. They must register as a delegate. If you wish to take one of the NAPT Classes, the cost is $30 for each class. You may pay for the conference by check or through PayPal.

We are looking forward to this great conference. Keep checking the website for updates on the program. Also, if you wish to play golf, you will find the registration form on the SESPTC website.

If you have questions concerning the conference, please send June Eanes (Delegate Coordinator) an email at sesptc@verizon.net, or call 804-874-8185, or you may call one of the board members listed on the website.

Town Center features multiple retail, restaurant, and entertainment choices within the Coliseum Central Business District.  Additionally guests can tour the largets natural harbor in the world and enjoy water sports on the Chesapeake Bay.  The region is rich in Colonial, Civil War, African American and Aviation History.

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