The yellow school bus is an American icon. It represents safety and the traditions of our schools and education system. In New York State, over 2.3 million children ride a yellow school bus to and from school each day. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is a professional organization dedicated to the safe and efficient transportation of our school children each day.   We believe that the school bus ride should be a safe and secure ride. We believe that the school bus should be appropriately equipped and carefully maintained for safety. We believe that every School Bus Driver should be fully qualified, licensed and trained to perform his or her duties and every School Bus Monitor should possess the skills, attitude and training to perform their duties as well. We believe that it is our role as school transportation professionals to ensure that all the elements of a safe and efficient school bus ride are met at all times.   

The Nassau County NYAPT Chapter would like to recognize the professionals who are on the front line of providing exemplary school bus transportation service to our community, the School Bus Driver and the School Bus Monitor. Whether it is assisting students boarding or exiting the school bus, dealing with unruly pupils, waiting at a child’s residence and keeping the child calm because no one is home to accept the child, waking up early to begin a route on time, sitting in highway traffic during rush hour, School Bus Drivers and School Bus Monitors are charged with transporting the world’s most precious cargo, our future. They perform their duties with the utmost concern for our students’ safety and welfare, and for this they should be recognized, honored and commended.

We ask that you take this opportunity to nominate any Driver or Monitor that you feel would deserve such an award by May 1st; on the form provided herein. School Bus Drivers and School Bus Monitors will be selected by the NYAPT Driver Appreciation Committee.   Please nominate Drivers and Monitors that you feel demonstrate excellence in the performance of their duties.  The committee will consider all advanced candidates and will select one in each category that provides outstanding customer service, has exemplary attendance and has accumulated an impeccable driving record.  The selected candidates will be celebrated on May 17, 2017; at the Annual Nassau NYAPT Award meeting.  You will be notified if your nominee has been awarded the Driver of the Year or Monitor of the Year.

Thank you.

Keyana Wright

Nassau NYAPT President

Download Form