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”

As Kentucky starts the 2015-2016 school years, our challenges are great and the expectations of our transportation departments have never been higher. Each day in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, bus drivers, mechanics, support personnel and directors are responsible for the safe operation of 10,058 school buses operated by 11,252 drivers. Thousands of children in Kentucky are transported to and from school, field trips and sporting events safely each day. Nationally, 26,000,000 school children are transported to and from school each day making school bus transportation America’s largest transit system.

The Fall financial seminar is next month in Lexington at the Embassy Suites on Sep 24th and 25th. The online registration is on the website under conferences in addition to the seminar agenda. School district professionals at all levels can benefit from the seminar and we hope you will join us there and make KAPT one of your professional organizations. Maintaining and establishing connections with other transportation professionals is essential to serving this great purpose and to meet the daily demands we are faced with in providing safe, efficient and economic transportation for all Kentucky students.

Highlighting a few recent accomplishments are the redesign of the KAPT website by Ken Ten Web Designs with user friendly information and tools. Online registration for conferences and seminars has been added to make the registration process easier. The Summer conference in Bowling Green was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who attended and especially to our vendors for being there and supporting the KAPT conference initiatives. The mentoring program is becoming more in demand for new directors and we will continue providing training and assistance to all who asks. A global email address for Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation members was created to provide quick and efficient informational emails to our members.

These are exciting times for KAPT and we hope you will join us in our journey by continuing to be a main voice in Kentucky pupil transportation.

I hope you all have a great school year!

Steve Spraggs, Region 1 Director
Paducah Public Schools

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.)


September 24-25 2015 Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY
1801 Newton Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

KDE has authorized 10 EILA hours for this conference