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Upcoming Events

Monthly Kansas School Transportation Meeting/Forum
Kansas School Transportation Directors and School Bus Contractors
via Zoom
The first Wednesday of every month 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This is an informal opportunity to ask questions and share information 

Illegal Passing Survey
April 13, 2022

Regional Safe Driver Competition
April 30, 2022
Wichita, KS
Information and Registration

Regional Safe Driver Competition
May 14, 2022
Olathe, KS
Information and Registration

KSPTA School Transportation Safety Conference
June 1-3, 2022
Salina, KS
Conference Website: www.kspta.net
Hotel Room Block Info

Train the Trainer
June 20 - 23, 2022
Topeka, KS

Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Training for CDL Supervisors
July 13, 2022
9:00 AM - Noon
Topeka, KS

AAA Driver Improvement NEW Instructors class
This is a four day class and costs $500
In Topeka July 11, 12, 13, 14, 2022. 
Register here AAA DIP New Instructor Course (ksde.org)


Transportation Basics for Transportation Directors and Supervisors 
This workshop gives transportation directors/supervisors an overview of fundamentals & responsibilities associated with the position.
We will be in 
Dodge City on  July 19, 2022
Salina on July 20, 2022
Overland Park on July 21, 2022
Register here Transportation Basics (ksde.org)

AAA Driver Improvement Instructors Recertification class
To recertify instructors about to expire.
July 27, 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register here AAA DIP Recertification Topeka (ksde.org)


School Bus Safety Director
Keith Dreiling
785-296-6659 (fax)

School Bus Safety Assistant Director
Dennis Tate

School Bus Training Coordinator 
Melissa Ostermeyer

Senior Administrative Assistant
Annette Blevins



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