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 Subject : Community Member Needs Our Help.. 01/25/2017 01:40:32 PM 
Lance Yoxsimer
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Topic : Community Member Needs Our Help

Many of us have served in the transportation community for years. CSPTA has a long history of dedicated volunteers who give countless hours to enhance safety for children across the state. Most of these hours are contributed because of the passion and love for our industry. Very seldom do you hear of a member in need of our support outside of work. I recently came across one of these rare requests.

Copy and paste link here if you can help JR and his wife.

https://www.gofundme.com/kathys-double-lung-transplant?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n

Thank JR for your years of support to the transportation community. We appreciate you and are all pulling for Kathy during this time.
 Subject : Compliments.. 01/03/2017 10:41:37 AM 
Lance Yoxsimer
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CSPTA hosted a mini-conference on December 20th for transportation professionals. The topics included wheelchair securement and staff support training. The attendance for this event was outstanding and we have received exceptional feedback. The mission of CSPTA is to bring professional development to the community and this was a testimony to that mission. Thank you all for making this event a success!
 Subject : A Message from Valerie Pelc: Winter Months Tips.. 12/19/2016 01:21:45 AM 
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Topic : A Message from Valerie Pelc: Winter Months Tips

Hello, my name is Valerie Pelc I am the training coordinator for Jeffco schools. I have been in my district for 28 years and still love every day I get to come to work.

I am on the CSPTA Executive board and I wanted to share just a few things I found that have helped me and will hopefully help you. I always say never forget where you came from and I am proud to say that I drove one of those beautiful yellow school buses for 16 years.

The winter months are upon us and I have decided to put a few tips out there and just a couple more ideas to get that yellow blood flowing.

School bus drivers have to go through strict training and testing before they are ever allowed behind a wheel, but there are many tricks to driving a bus that can only be learned with years of experience. Here are a few tricks that can make your job easier.

1. Keep windows from fogging any time of year by opening the driver’s window just a couple inches. This keeps the air circulating through the bus from front to rear without a lot of cold air.

2. During the coldest months, some school bus drivers keep a piece of heavy carpet material under their feet to help keep them off the floor while driving and insulate their feet from the cold floor.

3. Many buses don’t have heated mirrors, even in snowy climates. If yours aren’t heated, school bus drivers can tie plastic grocery bags or even disposable shower caps over the mirrors to keep from having to scrape mirrors in the morning after a snow.

4. If your fleet allows you to ride with the roof hatches open, popping the hatch even from front to back draws heat out of the bus.

5. Giving students a “thought of the day” posted inside the bus can help keep their minds busy on the ride.

Thank you and feel free to reach out if you have questions.


Valerie Pelc
Training Technician
State Trainer Certified #15
Jefferson County Public Schools Transportation
303-982-2542
Valerie.Pelc@jeffco.k12.co.us
 Subject : A Message from Terry Ruddick: new Operation, Maintenance and Annual In.. 11/15/2016 11:43:18 PM 
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Topic : A Message from Terry Ruddick: new Operation, Maintenance and Annual Inspector rules

Subject :A Message from Terry Ruddick: new Operation, Maintenance and Annual Inspector rules

Hi all my name is Terry Ruddick Director of Transportation and Fleet at Thompson School District. I have been in transportation 28 years between two districts.

I was elected to the CSPTA Executive board this year and was asked to share some things to help support Fleet Maintenance and Transportation. In the last two years there has be a lot of changes from CDE with forms and rules so I thought I would just do some points around them.

There are new Operation, Maintenance and Annual Inspector rules and long with that new annual inspector qualifications guidelines. Also the written test have been up dated for first time annual inspectors and re-certification below is the information on the CDE web site.

New Annual Inspector Qualification and Re-certification Tests
New” annual inspector qualification and re-certification tests are now available. These updated tests are based on the COLORADO RULES FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, 1CCR 301-26 effective July 8,2016 and COLORADO MINIMUM STANDARDS GOVERNING SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, 1 CCR 301-25 effective April 30,2015. The new testing materials we be distributed to all districts. Please discard all obsolete testing materials. If you are in need of the tests prior to receiving them from CDE, please contact Brian Vasina at Vasina_b@cde.state.co.us
Another thing that has change is there forms know have a logo and are school year specific so the recommend taking them off the web site to make sure they are the right forms. Below are the logos you should be looking for you will notice in the Mandatory one the approved date and school year good for. [/LIST

CDE has a lot of good information on their web site under Transportation Unit go to the School Transportation link.
Last Edited On: 11/15/2016 11:54:15 PM By Webmaster
 Subject : Question from Eaton SD RE-2 regarding Driver status.. 05/28/2014 06:29:43 PM 
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Topic : Question from Eaton SD RE-2 regarding Driver status

I was looking for any small school Districts, under 20 routes, who have mostly part time drivers and a few full time drivers in their employment. I was wondering, are they just trip drivers, or do they sub and/or run routes. Is there a difference in their hourly pay rate? Do you schedule the part time employees first then fill in with the full time employees, or is the scheduling done by seniority?


Jeff Clark
Transportation Director
Eaton School District RE-2
jclark@eaton.k12.co.us
454-5136 Ext. 608
 Subject : Questions for the E-Board?.. 05/06/2014 01:23:46 PM 
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Share your questions or recommendations for the Executive Board here or email to cspta@msn.com.
 
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