Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association (KSPTA) was formed in 1970 by a forward looking group of dedicated transportation professionals. It was formed to enhance and ensure the safety of students transported via school bus in the State of Kansas. To this end, the organization is still dedicated
We are quickly coming up on the regional safe driver competitions (formerly known as a bus rodeo) for 2024. All Kansas school bus drivers are invited to participate in the regional competitions as outlined below. NOTE: you are not required to participate in a regional competition to be eligible for the State competition.
Two regional events are planned in 2024. Locations are Ottawa and Wichita. You may compete in whichever regional you choose, but you may compete in only one.
The Ottawa event will be held on Saturday, April 20 at Ottawa Middle School. Click here for more info and the registration form
The Wichita event will be held on Saturday, May 4 at Northwest High School. Click here for more info and the registration form
We look forward to seeing all of you at the district competitions. Remember to bring a lawn chair, sunscreen, and water!
The Study Guide (see link below) is designed to prepare you to take the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association’s General Knowledge Regional (25 questions) and State (50 questions) Competition Tests. The Competition Manual (see link below) is designed to prepare you for the actual driving portion.
Save the Dates! The 2024 School Transportation Safety Conference & State Driving Competiton will be held June 5 thru June 7 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview in Wichita. Competition day will be Wednesday, June 5 followed by educational workshops on June 6 and 7. Vendor Showcase will be held on June 6.
2024 Vendor Registration
Request to Attend Conference (to be used at school district level)
2024 Conference Registration Form
Written Test Study Guide
National School Bus Safety week October 16-20, 2023
Kansas School Transportation Appreciation Day October 18, 2023
Governor Kelly 2022 School Transportation Appreciation Proclamation
Outstanding Service Award Nomination Form
Heroism Award Nomination Form
Nancy Schulz Memorial Scholarship Award Application
School Bus Safety Director
School Bus Safety Public Service Administrator
School Bus Training Coordinator
Senior Administrative Assistant
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