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

KSPTA Website

Regional Safe Driver Competition Information

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.

School Transportation Safety Conference & Safe Driver Competition

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

Additional Sponsorships

Request to Attend Conference (to be used at school district level)

2024 Conference Registration Form

Competition Manual

Written Test Study Guide

KSPTA School Bus Driver Appreciation Information

National School Bus Safety week October 16-20, 2023

Kansas School Transportation Appreciation Day October 18, 2023

Governor Kelly 2022 School Transportation Appreciation Proclamation

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

School Bus Safety Public Service Administrator 
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
ablevins@ksde.org

 

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