Dear Colleagues,

With the 2017-18 school year already under way, I hope everyone has enjoyed a good start to the school year. Your VAPT Officers and Board have been busy planning upcoming events such as the annual VAPT Professional Development Conference and Trade Show, to be held in Roanoke, VA in June of 2018. As soon as plans are finalized, information will be sent out to all transportation directors. We anticipate opening our room block in January or early February so please look for an announcement on our website, Facebook, Twitter pages as well as an E-mail.

On behalf of the VAPT Officers and Board, I am pleased to announce that June Eanes has been formally hired on as the Executive Director of VAPT. As we all know, June has provided the Commonwealth and our association with many years of dedicated service, and she looks forward to working with us to continue our mission as a leader in state associations dedication to safe Pupil Transportation. We are truly blessed to have June in this position.

As the calendar year winds down and we will finally get some time off to enjoy the holiday season with family, and friends. I want to thank each of you for your contributions to what we do on a daily basis. Thank you for your dedication to keeping studentsí safe while transporting them not only to and from school, but to other activities which serve as an extension of the classroom. Your commitment is apparent given that the school bus is designated as the safest form of transportation. It takes everyone to make this happen and those in our profession are a talented, and enthusiastic team.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Sincerely, James T. Lash President, VAPT