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PSBA Regional Meetings provide a great opportunity for education and networking for you and your team.
Four regional meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations. All meetings will begin at 5:30 pm and will include a light dinner buffet. The meetings will conclude by 9 pm. Regional meetings are FREE for PSBA members.
Wednesday, March 13
Seneca Valley High School, 128 Seneca School Road, Harmony
Thursday, March 14
Blacklick Area Jr.-Sr. High School (Library), 555 Birth Street, Nanty-Glo
Wednesday, March 27
Pocono Transportation, 657 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Township
Wednesday, March 28
Brightbill Body Works, 2701 E.Cumberland Street, Lebanon
This year’s Regional Meetings will cover the following topics:
School Transportation Legal Update
Rich Kelly, RC Kelly Law Associates, will review recent court decisions impacting our industry and your operations. Many of you know Rich as our association counsel and presenter at past regional meetings and the PSBA Annual Convention. Rich has worked with school bus contractors across the Commonwealth providing guidance on many issues important to their operations.
New Entry Level Driver Training Requirements Are Coming!
In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or certain endorsements. This new rule becomes effective on February 7, 2020 and applies to first-time applicants for Class A and Class B CDLs and current CDL holders seeking a license upgrade or an additional endorsement. Beverly Peppernick, Training Manager from Krapf School Bus, will present an overview of the new training requirements and discuss how their impact on Pennsylvania school bus contractors.
E.R.I.C. Yellow Dot Program Update
In June 2018, the PSBA Exceptional Learners Committee introduced the E.R.I.C. Yellow Dot Program. was designed to enhance the safety of special needs students riding in school transportation vehicles to and from school. This program was mirrored after the Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program. The E.R.I.C program was created to assist special needs riders in need of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves or the school bus driver is incapacitated. Members of the Exceptional Learners Committee will be on hand to discuss the implementation of this program already underway and how you can do the same in your school district.
Learn More About the New Dental & Vision Benefits
Representatives from Keystone will be at each regional meeting to answer questions about our newest dental and vision benefits for your office team and drivers. Learn more about the coverage provided by each of these benefits and how simple it is to enroll your employees.
Information on Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities will be available here!