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.
Individuals interested in registering for this training should contact Diana Paulins at (614) 540-4000, ext 253; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
(Participants must be employed by or under contract with an OSBA member district.)
FY20 School year - "Compliance"
Class syllabus: MTA 2020 syllabus
Registration form: MTA 2020 registration
MTA 20-1 Sep 18 or Oct 2 Payment in lieu / school choice
MTA 20-2 Oct 23 or Oct 30 Student management and training
MTA 20-3 Dec 4 or Dec 11 Rules and Laws Governing Ohio Pupil Transportation
MTA 20-4 Feb 5 or Feb 12 Driver records, background checks, compliance needs
MTA 20-5 Mar 4 or Mar 11 Emergency Transportation Planning
MTA 20-6 Apr 1 or Apr 8 Fleet Compliance
FY 21 school year - Operations Management
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
FY22 School year - "Governance"
MTA 22-1: T-reports and state funding
MTA 22-2: Understanding the budget process- local and state
MTA 22-3: Transportation rules and regulations - the big picture
MTA 22-4: Federal regulations, guidance and agencies
MTA 22-5: Laws, Rules, Policy - what, how and why
MTA 22-6: Hot Topics - safety, statistics, trends