News & Events

2019 Train the Trainer Memberships expire July 1, 2020.

Friendly Reminder that the memberships created to attend 2019 Train The Trainer will expire July 1, 2020.  Please renew your membership today to enable you to have access to the 2020 Train the Trainer Virtual Conferences that will start on Tuesday, July 7th.

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CDL & SB Endorsement Expiration Extension

A state law was passed effective March 29, 2020, that extends the expiration date for driver’s licenses that expire during the peacetime public health emergency or anytime in the month the emergency ends.  The expiration dates are extended for two months after the month the peacetime emergency ends. Currently the peacetime emergency is extended to…

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Train The Trainer Via Zoom

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School PPE Purchase Program

Several schools that participated in our 90,000 Masks Donation Program have since reached out, asking if masks could be supplied in larger quantities. Due to CDC recommendations and the number of requests received, School PPE Purchase Program has been developed to support the efforts of our Schools and to help keep educators, students, and community members safe through these difficult times.

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School Bus Barriers

The following message is from Lieutenant Brian Reu, Minnesota State Patrol. There have been quite a few questions surfacing regarding the installation of barriers around the drivers area. Attached is a picture of a curtain idea that will not fly. There are several concerns with the curtain idea with the vision obstruction being one of the most…

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Virtual Train The Trainer

Good afternoon everyone,  This year’s Train the Trainer (TTT) event will be held virtually in light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 and our dedication to ensuring the safety of our members.  The TTT in person Conference that was scheduled to take place at the Marriott Northwest has been canceled for 2020.  If you registered…

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Message to members regarding COVID-19

This is a very challenging time, both as an industry and as individuals, as we respond to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Take care of yourself, take care of your family, and please follow all of the recommendations set forth by the experts regarding ways you can stay healthy.  After Governor Walz announced on Sunday that…

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December 18th School Bus Safety Committee and Special Education Meeting

Join us December 18th, 2019 at Park Adams Transportation in St. Louis Park for our School Bus Safety Committee and Special Education meeting. We will be discussing updates in legislation, MSBOA and MAPT. Please invite people from your district administration, city staff and schools.

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MN School Bus Safety Expo

Join us for the winter Safety Expo this January! Topics range from current issues (health care, vaping, special needs) to the future of industry (electric buses, propane, technology, collision detection). Speakers include FMCSA, Office of Pupil Transportation Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services, and Keynote Speaker Simon Anderson Futurist. Register online today at www.msboa.com

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Save The Date! MN School Bus Safety Committee and Special Education Committee

We are going to start off the year with an Exciting Safety meeting. We are going to have the school bus with the Predictive Stop Arm installed do a demonstration. Please invite people from your district administration, city staff  and schools to see this! We will be discussing how continue this so important safety concern for our children. 

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