Unique Experiences

As of 01/27/22. Subject to change.

NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint Training

Date and time TBD
(5.5 CEUs Available)

Maximum of 40 participants | Separate registration and fees required.

Instructors: Denise Donaldson, Susan Shutrump & Charlie Vits

This eight-hour training seminar is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and teaches the proper securement of pre-school aged children in appropriate child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school bus seats. It provides the basic rules of proper CSRS usage and illustrates the most common mistakes made when installing CSRS in school buses. Continuing education units (5.5 CEUs) are approved by Safe Kids Worldwide for all registered attendees who complete the course work.

Show Me the Money: Beginning Grants Writing

Date and time TBD
Maximum of 30 participants | Separate registration required

Instructor: Jean Paulsel, Ph.D., CFLE

Student transporters are continuously in need of more funding. Do you know where to find programs that can supplement school district or Head Start agency budgets for transporting students with disabilities and preschoolers? Learn from a certified family life educator who has won over $111 million in grants for her nonprofit clients, many of which specialize in early education and related services. Jean Paulsel leads this half-day training that provides the in’s and out’s of identifying relevant grant programs and applying for them. Don’t have a grant writer on staff? No problem.

This seminar is available to Main Conference Attendees but requires separate registration at no extra charge. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Hands-on School Bus Evacuations for Students with Special Needs & Preschoolers

Date and time TBD
Maximum of 30 participants | Separate registration and fees required
Transportation provided to and from Frisco ISD

Instructors: Denny Coughlin, Launi Harden, Aaron Harris & Russell Newbold

Obtain a better understanding of evacuation best practices and know-how to properly and quickly get students of all ages off the bus before they even board. This all-day training will take place at Frisco ISD. Transportation will be provided. It will combine classroom instruction with hands-on practice on real buses. Learn the importance of knowing student information and their individual capabilities, training students and staff, the role of dispatchers, creating seating charts, and developing an evacuation. The hands-on training includes a blanket drag, belt cutting, wheelchairs, and timed evacuation in a bus filled with theater smoke to simulate a fire.

Wheelchair Securement Training

Date and time TBD
Maximum of 50 participants | Separate registration required

Hosted by AMF-Bruns of America

At this Training Boot Camp, student transporters will learn to train with AMF Bruns’ recently launched automatic and self-tensioning Silver Series retractors. With this course, school transportation professionals will be provided the tools to support and teach their teams proper safety techniques, which included hands-on training. The key objective to this course include: Overview of equipment, Securing the wheelchair, Securing the occupant with a different variety of occupant securements, Understanding your vehicle floor anchorages, WC 18 and WC 19 and understanding the regulation; identifying a WC 19 wheelchair, Raising awareness about risks of not properly securing passengers, Deboarding passengers, and Passenger sensitivity/etiquette.

Certification will be provided upon completion of this course.

This seminar is available to Main Conference Attendees but requires separate registration at no extra charge. Class size is limited to 50 participants.

If you have already registered for the conference and want to add any of the sessions above, please contact us at events@stnmedia.com for instructions.