The William Rice Award of Excellence for the Pupil Transportation Supervisor of the Year is given in memory of Past OAPT President William Rice to the Pupil Transportation Supervisor of the Year as judged by the OAPT Officers. It is the intent of this award to recognize supervisors who exhibit outstanding leadership and professional conduct in the school transportation field, both in the district they represent as well as the State of Ohio. The award also recognizes supervisor who have contributed to the advancement of pupil transportation supervision as a profession.
Criteria - To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:
* Nominee must be a current member of the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation.* Nominee must have two (2) or more years experience in a pupil transportation supervisory position.* Nominee must show involvement in outside or professional activities. Examples include Road-E-O, OAPT Committees, ODE committees, and other areas outside of the workplace.* Nominee must show evidence of interest in professional development by attending seminars, regional meetings, state meetings, etc.
Nominators - The following individuals may make nominations:
* Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Business Manager.* Immediate Supervisor (if not the one above).* An ODE Pre-Service Instructor.* A fellow transportation supervisor.* School Bus Driver* Co-Workers (current or former).* ODE Staff
Nominations are rated on information submitted in the following categories:
Professional Activities1. Organizations a. Professional b. Outside2. Regional Road-E-O Participation a. Number of years as a judge b. Number of years as a chairperson3. State Road-E-O a. Number of years as a judge b. Number of years as a chairperson4. Statewide committees a. Name of Committee(s) b. Purpose of Committee(s) c. OAPT Offices Held d. Professional Seminars attended e. Additional Professional Development5. Civic or Community Organization6. Awards
Local Programs1. Staff Development2. Student Safety Programs3. Driver Safety Programs4.. Student Discipline5. Fleet Management6. Public Relations7. Cost-savings programs8. Assistance to fellow transportation supervisors
Letters of recommendation are not needed from everyone listed above, but will be accepted. A complete resume and background for the nominee is required. File submission is at the bottom of this nomination form.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1, 2019