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”

Chip Jenkins, KAPT President

As a Director of Pupil Transportation, I know that we are faced with many demands. This business is challenging, however, the end result is the safe transportation of our students each and every day. KAPT endeavors to help all its membership with concerns they face every day. We are trying to improve in this area by developing our communication technology with a newly designed webpage. This webpage will be user friendly with tools that provide helpful information to make our jobs less stressful.

We are currently working on using an existing site called ListServ. This will allow transportation directors access to each other for information exchange. They can even ask questions and receive immediate help with problems. KAPT also has a mentoring program for new directors. Another tool is our Annual Summer Conference and Vendor show June 14-17th. KAPT and the Kentucky Department of Education encourage all members to attend the show for required updates and training classes.

This is a great way to make new connections in the transportation profession. Our hope is that all directors will take advantage and become active members of KAPT. This will help us collectively be more responsive to the needs of our school district. Participation in KAPT lets you know that you are not alone in your daily struggles to meet the increasing demands as a transportation director. Do something today that your future self will thank you for!

Chip Jenkins, 2015 KAPT President


JUNE 14-17, 2015 Holiday Inn University Plaza
1021 Wilkerson Trace,
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Please see the Training Section of this page for detailed information

Board of Directors

Board of Directors List

Meeting Minutes

Past Presidents

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.

Mirror Grid Presentation
David Breitenstein
Transportation Personnel Puzzle
Michele Tolbert, PHR
Seizures and Epilepsy
Accident Review Committee
Mickey Anderson
(Due to the size of these presentations, PLEASE download before opening.)


JUNE 14-17, 2015 Holiday Inn University Plaza
1021 Wilkerson Trace,
Bowling Green, KY 42103


MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

7:00 – 8:00
REGISTRATION/Sign-in – Held in lobby of Sloan Convention Center

8:00 – 8:15
General Session – Ballroom A – Everyone needs to attend to receive additional information, about activities for the day. Welcome - Opening Remarks – Announcements - KAPT President Chip Jenkins

8:15 – 9:15
Legal Questions; Tenure, Non-renewal, Personnel Regina Jackson – Lucas, Priest, Owsley and

9:15 – 9:30 Break

9:30 – 10:30
Handbooks, Policy Manuals; Are they needed (Jefferson & Crittenden County)

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45
Fast Path/Physical Aggression – John Odom

11:45 – 12:00
Open discussion and announcements

12:00 – 1:30
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 2:30
Special Needs; Suspending special needs students from bus (how many days)

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:45
Directors Round-table; Driver Regulations

3:45 – 4:00 Break

4:00 – 5:00
KAPT Board/Membership Annual Meeting Chip Jenkins - President


TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015

Coffee and Danish provided by KAPT

7:45 – 8:00
REGISTRATION – Sign-in Sessions in Sloan Convention Center – Ballroom A

8:00 – 8:10
Welcome and announcements

8:10 – 9:10
Insurance; How to reduce cost, vehicle and workmen comp – Charles M. Moore Insurance (Tommy Adams)

9:00 – 9:15 Break

9:15 – 10:15
Seizures & Epilepsy David Pettit, Western Kentucky Education Coordinator

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30
Bullying – Warren County Schools

11:30 – 3:00
Luncheon with Vendors Vendor Show Debug bus contest – Mark Payne

3:00 – 4:00
Active Shooter: Warren County Sheriff’s Office

Awards Banquet – Sloan Convention Center Ballroom A



8:00 – 9:00
Open Discussion about current pupil transportation issues - KDE

9:00 – 12:00
6-Hour Driver Update: John Wyatt, Kentucky Department of Education

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 4:00 6-Hour Driver Update