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Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association (KSPTA)

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

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District Safe Driver Competition Information

KSPTA Members:

We are quickly coming up on the district safe driver competitions (formerly known as a bus rodeo) for 2019.  All Kansas school bus drivers are invited to participate in the district competitions as outlined below.  NOTE:  you are not required to participate in a district competition to be eligible for the State competition.

The KSPTA drivers who are part of the North Central district are invited to participate in the Northeast competition that will be held at Washburn Rural High School located at 5900 Southwest 61st Street, Topeka, Kansas.  The competition will be on Saturday, May 13 and registration will run from 7:30 am to 8:00 am.  Competition for conventional and mini buses will be held at this location.

The KSPTA drivers who are part of the Southwest or the Northwest districts are invited to participate in the South Central competition that will be held at Northeast Magnet High School, 5550 North Lycee in Bel Aire, Kansas.  The competition will be on Saturday, May 6 and registration will start at 8:30 am and run until 9:00 am.  This location will also hold the competition for transit buses, mini buses and conventional buses. 

We look forward to seeing all of you at the district competitions.

1st Annual Competition & Judges Workshop

2019 KSPTA School Bus Safety Competition Study Guide  (PDF) This Study Guide is designed to prepare you to take the  Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association’s General Knowledge District  and State Competition Tests.

2019 KSPTA School Bus Safety Competition Book 

School Bus Safety Conference & Safe Driver Competition

The KSPTA School Bus Safety Conference & State Driving Competiton will be held June 2-4, 2020, at the Tony's Event Center in Salina, Kansas. 

2019 School Bus Safety Conference Program
 

 

KSPTA School Bus Driver Appreciation Information

National School Bus Safety week October 21-25, 2019

School Transportation Appreciation Day October 23, 2019
   

Governor Jeff Colyer School Bus Driver's Appreciation Day Proclamation 
Governor's Proclamation (PDF)

KSPTA Documents & Forms

School Bus Safety Director
Keith Dreiling
785-296-4567
785-296-6659 (fax)
kdreiling@ksde.org

School Bus Safety Assistant Director
Dennis Tate
785-296-4545
dtate@ksde.org

School Bus Training Coordinator 
Melissa Ostermeyer
785-296-5659
mostermeyer@ksde.org

Senior Administrative Assistant
Annette Blevins
785-296-3551
ablevins@ksde.org

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