Train-the-Trainer Port Isabel, TX
To: Region 1 & 2 School Transportation Directors,
Supervisors & Trainers
From: Scott Hurst, Project Manager
Fax: (979) 845-3419
Texas Engineering Extension Service
Re: Texas School Bus Driver Instructor Training School
"Train-the-Trainer" planned for September 27-30, 2002 at Laguna Madre
Learning Center in Port Isabel, TX.
Dear School Transportation Directors and Providers,
The purpose of this letter is to provide information on the training
Texas Engineering Extension Service is planning to offer in your area.
The Texas School Bus Driver Instructor Training School
"Train-the-Trainer" is conducted in cooperation with the Texas
Department of Transportation TxDOT and pupil transportation agencies in
an effort to reduce incidents and improve highway safety. Our mission is
to provide high quality, standardized training and resources to enhance
the knowledge and skills for safe and effective pupil transportation.
Please see the attached course description. The 30-hour course will
start on Friday September 27 at 2:00 p.m. and runs through the weekend
until September 30 at 3 p.m at the Laguna Madre Learning Center, Port
Isabel, TX. This year's price is $535 per student. Pre-Registration is
required before September 20, 2002. Please call customer service at
800-824-7303 to register. Time and space is limited so please call now.
The Train-the-Trainer course meets one of the requirements for being a
Certified Texas Pupil Transportation Trainer. The Texas Association for
Pupil Transportation TAPT certification requirements are attached and
can be found on the TAPT web site at http://www.tapt.com/ under the
We would like to encourage area districts in Region 1 & 2 to take
advantage of the training location and save from paying expenses for
traveling to other regions in Texas.
We at Texas Engineering Extension Service our proud of this program and
feel that it will serve as a great asset to your district. Come join us
an experience an intense four days packed with need-to-know knowledge.
Texas Engineering Extension Service will be offering the Texas School
Bus Driver Instructor Training School "Train-the-Trainer" at the
following dates and locations for 2002-2003 year. More dates and
locations will be announced soon.
Texas School Bus Driver Instructor Training School "Train-the-Trainer"
8/2/02 - 8/5/02 El Paso, TX (Region 19 ESC)
9/27/02 - 9/30/02 Port Isabel, TX (Laguna Madre Learning
10/11/02 - 10/14/02 Bryan, TX (Texas A&M Riverside Campus)
3/28/03 - 3/31/03 Bryan, TX (Texas A&M Riverside Campus)
6/6/03 - 6/9/03 Bryan, TX (Texas A&M Riverside Campus)
Scott Hurst, Project Manager
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION TRAINER
Certification as a Pupil Transportation Trainer is available for
those individuals qualified to function at this technical level of the
pupil transportation system. To qualify for this certification,
applicants must demonstrate appropriate classroom teaching skills,
hands-on ability to teach behind-the-wheel training to prospective
school bus drivers, and/or any necessary retraining. Applicants for
this certification must have a knowledge and interest in pupil
transportation positions with responsibility commensurate with the
category of certification.
1. Demonstrate the ability to perform functions of the pupil
2. Have the interest and experience in the operation of a pupil
transportation program and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Course Requirements for Trainer (CTPTT)
(1) Two courses or equivalents must be taken from the official
published TAPT Certification and Training catalogue. The two courses
must be approved by the Director of Transportation or other school
official to whom the applicant reports directly.
(2) Successful completion of "Train the Trainer" presented by the
Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M University.
(3) Upon completion of course work, submit an application and proof
of course work to the TAPT Executive Secretary for review and