2022 Transportation & Bus Safety Conference

The WASBO Transportation Conference provides education and training opportunities to enhance safe school transportation for Wisconsin children.

Who Should Attend?

Transportation directors, business managers, bus contractors and anyone with school district transportation responsibilities should attend. Network with colleagues, visit the Facilities Management Conference Resource Area, and attend informative sessions covering themes to:
  • Gain an Understanding of how bus contracts have changed.
  • Engage with other Transportation Directors on how they are handling the bus driver shortage and what alternative transportation options you can use.
  • Learn from the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District on how they have implemented new safety features on their buses.
  • Discuss the process of changing bell times, who to involve in the decision and how it could impact your district.
  • Hear from the DPI about Transportation Reporting & Audits.
  • Ask your questions about PBIS and Student Behavior Management.

Additional Materials and Information

If you are a WASBO member or have previously attended a WASBO conference, your User Name is your email address. If you don't recall your password, click the Forgot My Password link to the right to reset it. To register please sign in or click the create a new account link in the area to the right.

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate receive a free trial WASBO membership through 6/30/2023 if you have not previously been a member. At least one individual from your organization must be a WASBO or WSBA member to take advantage of multi-attendee pricing. If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual will need to register separately.

Kalahari Convention Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


Wednesday, 16 February 2022

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
2/16/2022 7:50 AM
The bus driver shortage is impacting all school districts whether the district has a contracted service or a district operated transportation program. Join the conference’s first session in a roundtable format where informal conversations between peers will gather ideas to recruit and retain school bus drivers. Interested in learning more about bus tracking software? Learn from your peers about the most common softwares used in Wisconsin schools as well as the advantages and disadvantages. The session is moderated by Rhonda Page and Joe Marquardt. Rhonda works for the Sun Prairie Area School District that partners with contracted services for transportation while Joe works for the School District of New London that operates its own transportation program.
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
2/16/2022 8:00 AM
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
2/16/2022 8:50 AM
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
2/16/2022 10:00 AM
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
2/16/2022 10:50 AM
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
2/16/2022 11:00 AM
2/16/2022 11:00 AM
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
2/16/2022 11:50 AM
What action steps can be taken when there are reoccurring challenges with a particular student on the bus; such as a student that needs additional support? How do we assist students who struggle to follow the rules? What action steps can be taken to support newer drivers? How do we create a team feeling between educational administrators and school bus staff? How do we know if our actions are reducing school bus incidents? What are the barriers to establishing a school bus staff/educational staff team for examining school bus data at least once a year to brainstorm action steps for resolutions? Are you looking for additional options to help students follow the rules and feel safe during the school bus ride? The Educational Nonprofit Children’s Promise will share information about PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a national initiative being put into action within 50% of our Wisconsin School Districts.
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
2/16/2022 12:30 PM
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
2/16/2022 1:20 PM
This session shares information on not only who to involve in changing school schedules, but how and when to involve them in a strategic way. Communications as part of an implementation plan of major changes is also presented. Finally, developing a detailed plan is key to any major change undertaken by a school district. The information presented in this presentation can inform other changes that school districts are considering.
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
2/16/2022 1:30 PM
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
2/16/2022 2:20 PM

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