MAPT extends congratulations to the following individuals, who were presented with the awards indicated, during the 52nd annual conference and trade show, held in columbia on july 11-14, 2017.



2017 Administrator of the Year

Lon Waterman
Director of Transportation
North Kansas City School District, North Kansas City, MO

                         2017 MAPT Administrator of the Year Lonnie Waterman (center) with NKCSD
                    Routing Coordinator Cindy Butts and Lon's brother, Gary, at the 52nd Annual Banquet


2017 School Bus Driver of the Year

Troy Bowell
School Bus Driver (retired)
Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO

           Troy Bowell, (left) MAPT Driver of the Year, receives his award from Joe
          Pemberton, MAPT Region 4 Director and Chair of the Awards Committee

       (left to right)  Debbie Ketterer, Parkway Dispatcher, Marsha Bowell, Troy's wife,
              Troy Bowell, MAPT Driver of the Year, and Lisa Laudel, Parkway Driver


2017 distinguished Service Award

Fred Matlack
Fleet Manager (retired)

Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO

      Fred Matlack (r) receives the 2017 MAPT Distinguished Service Award
                           from President-Elect Craig Thompson




The theme for the 2017 Safety Poster Contest is  My Driver - My Safety Hero! 

Entries in the School Bus Safety Poster Contest were judged during the MAPT Conference aand Trade Show, held in Columbia on July 11 - 14. 

The winning posters will be submitted to the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to be judged against winning entries from around the nation.  The winning poster will be used to depict the theme My Driver - My Safety Hero!  for National School Bus Safety Week in October 2018.


MAPT would like to thank all of the young artists who submitted posters for this contest, and to congratulate the winners in each division.  Each division winner will be presented with a Visa Gift Card during this coming school year's School Bus Safety Week in October 2017.

MAPT  also thanks the teachers who allow and encourage their students to participate.  We sincerely appreciate that, in addition to working on their art skills, you help these students gain a greater understanding of school bus safety.

For complete rules for the poster contest, including who is  eligible to enter, and an official entry form, click on the Rule Book below.















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