The Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation -- KAPT

We provide: Safe, Efficient, and Economic Transportation for all Kentucky Students

Our purpose: Provide Leadership, Assistance, Training, and Mentorship to all Kentucky School Districts
Whats Happening

“Behind the Wheel”

I would like to take this opportunity to say that I am very honored and excited to serve as President of the K.A.P.T. I look forward to working for and with you as we endeavor to grow and promote the K.A.P.T.

Take a moment to think about the name of this column, "Behind The Wheel". If you are "behind the wheel" you are the one in control. You determine the direction of the vehicle as opposed to the passenger who is just along for the ride. The Executive Board is looking at ways to hopefully make it easier for you to be involved. Additionally, in the next few weeks, an email will go out to the K.A.P.T. group giving you an opportunity to become involved. I ask you to consider getting "Behind The Wheel" and join the Executive Board and myself as we work to take our association forward.

The 2017 spring conference in Bowling Green (June 19-21) is rapidly approaching. I hope you can make plans to attend. More information will be forth coming.

The K.A.P.T. joins with the Kentucky Department of Education to promote the safest transportation possible for the students across Kentucky because we transport the most precious cargo known to man. Safety is our first priority. If any district has new or existing staff members with questions in regards to transportation, please, do not hesitate to call a regional director, a fellow member, KDE, or myself. We are here to help.

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I hope you can spend time with family and friends as well as take some time to look back at all you have for which to be thankful.


David N. Peters Barren County Schools Pupil Transportation K.A.P.T. President (270)361-1403

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The Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation (KAPT) was established in 1978. KAPT membership represents all 120 counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation is an organization that assists the 173 school districts across Kentucky in all areas of transportation. It is our goal to be first and foremost in leading, supporting and developing safe and efficient pupil transportation for our children. The KAPT has a mentoring program for new transportation directors and transportation officials that help them understand all areas of transportation including: transporting students, KDE reports, seek funding reports, our new transportation self-audit and staffing just to name a few. The Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation holds annual conferences which offers training for all school district employees associated with the transportation department including Superintendent’s, Finance Officers, Directors, Managers, Trainers and Technician’s. We also have vendors on hand to help promote new products and KDE official’s help provide training in the 6 hour annual update for driver trainers, 4 hour update for technicians along with assistance in the yearend report filing.


The following resources are past presentations and submissions from districts throughout the state of Kentucky that can be used for training purposes. The information can be downloaded and used at your descretion.

TSA First Observer Plus School Bus Pre-Trip Training
Seizures and Epilepsy
NHSTA School Bus Driver In-Service Training

Additional Training Resources can be located at KDE Pupil Transportation Training Resources

Stop For School Bus Stop Signs

KAPT Summer Conference

June 19-21, 2017
Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Phone 270-745-0088
Reservation Due Date: TBD
Online Reservation/Agenda coming soon