Dear Colleagues,

Vacations are over, and it’s time to head back to school. The buses are washed and stocked with new equipment, maintenance has completed all their safety checks, drivers have done their dry runs so no one is lost on the first day, and we are off and running!

VAPT appreciates all the hard work and dedication of our members. Each one of us has different skills, talents and resources that are desperately needed to make VAPT what it is. For some it is volunteering for committees. For others, it is serving on the board or on your local Regional board. We all want the very best for the students we transport in Virginia.

Please join me, the VAPT board, and our entire Virginia community as we embark on the quest to ensure VAPT reaches its greatest potential. The old adage, “It takes a village”, comes to mind when I think about all the wonderful things that happen in Virginia. And with your help, we can strengthen and build our village to unbelievable heights.

Please encourage others to become members and to attend the annual conference. There is so much information at the conference and the opportunity to build life-long friendships. This year, VAPT will partner with SESPTC in July, 2020 to provide an outstanding conference that you don’t want to miss.

Have a safe and productive year!

Cheryl Fisher, CDPT
VAPT President