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PTAC Meeting Minutes June 11, 2009 - MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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PTAC Meeting Minutes June 11, 2009 - MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    PUPIL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    9:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon thState Board Room (4 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

    Burgess

    ; Michigan State Police: Sharron VanCampen (Primary); Jill McKelvey

    (Alternate)

    ; Michigan Department of Transportation: Andrea Brush (Primary); Jean

    Ruestma (Alternate)

    ; 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

    Osborne (Alternate);

     Michigan Head Start Association: Kim Aultman

     Michigan PTA:

    ; 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. Supported. Passed.

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

    examination procedure.

VI. PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS/ITEMS PRESENTED TO

     PTAC

    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

    committee.

     VII. FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PTAC TO CONSIDER

    A. Curriculum and Training - (Micklash) (10 minutes)

    1. Curriculum Development Timeline for School Bus Driver Continuing

    Education Curriculum

     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

ADJOURNMENT

    Meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

    UPCOMING PTAC MEETINGS:

    October 8, 2009

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