MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, June 11, 2009
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
State Board Room (4th Floor), John A. Hannah Building
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Curriculum and Training – Hannah Building – State Board Room
Management and Best Practices – Hannah Building – State Board Room
State and National Issues – Hannah Building – State Board Room
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING
10:30 - 12:00 NOON – Hannah Building – State Board Room
I. CALL TO ORDER at 10:30 by Mary Ann Chartrand.
II. ROLL CALL AND RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Michigan Department of Education: Mary Ann Chartrand, Ken Micklash, Louis
Michigan State Police: Sharron VanCampen (Primary); Jill McKelvey
Michigan Department of Transportation: Andrea Brush (Primary); Jean
Michigan Department of State: Carol Reagan (Primary);
Michigan Assn for Pupil Transportation: Karen Losch (Primary)
Michigan Assn for School Business Officials: Matt Losch (Primary)
Michigan Assn of School Administrators: Mark Bielang (Primary)
Michigan Education Association: Art Przybylowicz (Primary)
Michigan Assn of School Boards: Don Wotruba (Primary)
Training Agency Association of Michigan: Vince Weiler (Primary) ; Steve
Michigan Head Start Association: Kim Aultman
Middle Cities Education Association: Fred Clarke (Primary)
Michigan Association of Inter. School Administrators: Kim Hooper (Primary)
Michigan Association of Non Public Schools: Brian Boderick (Primary)
Representative of Northern Michigan Directors: William Coaster (Primary)
Representative of Rural Directors: Kevin Doty (Primary)
Representative of Urban Directors: Carl Ingram, Sr., (Primary)
Representative of Suburban Directors: John Roeck, (Primary)
Representative of Special Ed. Trans. Directors: Jeannette Wesolowski
Dean Transportation: Troy Scott (Alternate)
Goby & Associates: Dale Goby (Primary)
Other: Mac Dashney
III. APPROVAL OF April 2, 2009 MEETING MINUTES
The minutes should reflect that John Harris, representing the Secretary of
State, was in attendance at the April 2, 2009, meeting.
Moved to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2009, meeting, as amended.
IV. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved that the agenda be approved. Supported. Passed.
V. OPENING COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. MDE Initiated – (30 minutes)
1. Louis Burgess of the Michigan Department of Education presented an
overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
2. Status Update of Section 53 - Medical Examination Procedure for
School Bus Drivers (Micklash)
Ken Micklash reported that the Legislative process revising the medical
examination procedure is on hold. It was suggested that the Michigan
Department of Education work with some other agencies, such as
Wayne RESA, to be certain the Legislature receives the proposed
language which would amend the school bus driver medical
VI. PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS/ITEMS PRESENTED TO
A. Curriculum and Training (Coaster/Micklash) (25 minutes)
1. Beginning School Bus Driver Curriculum Update
The Department of State Police and Secretary of State are moving
toward reviewing any outstanding units. Revisions to units are
progressing on schedule. Completed items will be brought back to the
committee for approval.
2. Curriculum Version Control Procedure
Attachment A was distributed – Draft Curriculum Version Control.
Discussion ensued. One modification was suggested.
Moved to approve the Curriculum Version Control Procedure document
with one correction. Supported. Passed. The Attachment A that is
posted includes the final version’s language.
B. Management and Best Practices (No items)
C. State and National Issues (Hooper/Micklash) (25 minutes)
1. National Congress on School Transportation
Ken provided an update to the activities that are scheduled for the pre-
work of this group. Sharron VanCampen reported on the work of her
subcommittee. Michigan’s work is on schedule. A suggestion was made
regarding specifications for seat belts. It will be passed on to the national
VII. FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PTAC TO CONSIDER
A. Curriculum and Training - (Micklash) (10 minutes)
1. Curriculum Development Timeline for School Bus Driver Continuing
Attachment B was distributed and discussed.
Moved to approve the Curriculum Development Timeline for School Bus
Driver Continuing Education Curriculum. Supported. Passed. The
corrected version of Attachment C is posted.
2. Curriculum Development Timeline for Supervisor Continuing
Education Training Program
Attachment C was distributed and discussed.
Moved to approve the Curriculum Development Timeline for Supervisor
Continuing Education Training Program as corrected. Supported.
Passed. The corrected version of Attachment C is posted.
Mac Dashney reviewed the current work plan for development of the
Transportation Supervisor Training Curriculum (Attachment D) and
some of the proposed content.
B. Management and Best Practices – (No Items)
C. State and National Issues – (No Items)
VIII. ASSIGNMENTS FOR SUBCOMMITTEE WORK
A. MDE Initiated
1. To Curriculum and Training - (No Items)
2. To Management and Best Practices - (No Items)
3. To State and National Issues - (No Items)
B. PTAC Initiated
1. To Curriculum and Training – (No items)
2. To Management and Best Practices – (No items)
3. To State and National Issues – (No items)
IX. OTHER ISSUES
A. Proposed PTAC Meeting Dates for 2009-2010
October 8, 2009
February 11, 2010
June 10, 2010
Meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.
UPCOMING PTAC MEETINGS:
October 8, 2009