Watch this page for continuing updates on classes and opportunities that are scheduled throughout the school year, as well as other transportation-related events.

Virtual Transportation Supervisor

OSBA offers a unique support service for our member districts, known as the Virtual Transportation Supervisor.  

If you are interested in enrolling in the VTS program, please complete the registration form and return it to OSBA.

Master of Transportation Administrator Series

OSBA offers members an opportunity for training in pupil transportation management. Our goal is to support newly appointed as well as veteran administrators. The training program focuses on three core competencies: compliance and safety; operations management; and governance and finance. The entire curriculum is delivered over a three-year period, with a minimum of five classes per school year. You may begin the program in any year.

Districts may participate in several different ways:

1) register for any of the individual classes offered; or

2) purchase the MTA subscription on behalf of a designated individual to participate in the Master of Transportation Administrator program that includes all competencies over a three-year period, as well as required projects that benefit the employer. These are one-year contracts, a total of three years are required to complete the program.

The full description of the program is available in the link to the right hand side of this page.

(All classes are from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., include lunch, and are scheduled at OSBA's offices at 8050 N High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43235)

Participation in MTA includes access to online class materials as well as OSBA's advanced pupil transportation library as well as transportation data summaries and cost calculators.

Registration instructions:

Individuals interested in registering for this training should contact Diana Paulins at (614) 540-4000, ext 253; or by email at mta@ohioschoolboards.org .

(Participants must be employed by or under contract with an OSBA member district.)

FY19 School year - "Governance"

Registration for the FY19 MTA program: FY19 registration

Class descriptions for the FY19 MTA program: FY19 classes

MTA 19-1:        T-reports and state funding

MTA 19-2:        Understanding the budget process- local and state

MTA 19-3:        Transportation rules and regulations - the big picture

MTA 19-4:        Federal regulations, guidance and agencies

MTA 19-5:        Laws, Rules, Policy - what, how and why

MTA 19-6:        Hot Topics - safety, statistics, trends

 

FY20 School year - "Compliance"

Tentative schedule

MTA 20-1   Payment in lieu / school choice

MTA 20-2   Rules and Laws Governing Ohio Pupil Transportation

MTA 20-3   Student management and training

MTA 20-4   Driver records, background checks, compliance needs

MTA 20-5   Emergency Transportation Planning

MTA 20-6   Fleet Compliance

 

FY 21 school year - Operations Management

Tentative schedule

MTA 21-1:    Routing and Technology

MTA 21-2:    Personnel Management

MTA 21-3:    Transportation Rules & Regulations

MTA 21-4:    The Transportation Handbook

MTA 21-5:     Public Relations and Working with the Media

MTA 21-6:     Designing your operational plan, and building keys for success