National Winner 

Division 4 State Champion and National Second Place

HUYEN PHAM

7th Grade, Northbrook Middle School

Gwinnett County Schools

 


CANCELLED - 56th Annual GAPT Conference and Trade Show

 

MEMBERS: 

Well, many of us have pondered how a hurricane might change the GAPT Summer Conference and Trade Show.  The notion of having to cancel our summer event for any other reason was never conceived until a few weeks ago.  However, after careful consideration the GAPT Officers and GAPT Foundation Officers have decided that the GAPT Summer Conference and Trade Show scheduled for June 2020 must be cancelled.  Although it is disappointing, we will be unable to meet in person this year, we are working on a plan to be able to offer virtual professional development in lieu of the Summer Conference.  Plans are also underway for our Vendors to host Webinars for our Members.  We are also working on plans to host a larger Fall 2020 Administrator's Workshop to gather our members and discuss these challenging times and other GAPT Business.  

Soon, you will be receiving information about our virtual offerings.  We will have multiple classes available in a variety of formats to meet everyone’s needs.  If you have already registered for the 2020 Summer Conference, nothing further is required.  Make sure that your invoice has been paid.  If you have NOT registered for the 2020 Summer Conference, please Click Here to register (Members) to continue your GAPT membership and be eligible to participate in our virtual class offerings and future in person events planned during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. 

All Jekyll Island hotels have been notified that our Summer Conference will be canceled.  If you do not receive an email cancellation for your hotel reservations, please remember to call the hotel and cancel.  Many hotels will not cancel your reservation until they receive a call from you.

We are working diligently to solidify plans for the Postponed Technician’s Workshop and Spring Administrator’s Workshop.  Exciting plans are underway and will be shared very soon.  Your continued patience is greatly appreciated as we “think outside the box” to continue to provide your school district with much needed Professional Development. 

 

VENDORS:

As always, we greatly appreciate your financial support of GAPT.  Without your valuable contributions, our organization would not be able to provide the resources that our members depend on.  We are continuing to look for options to keep your organization and products in front of our members.  We have developed several virtual options that we hope you will find as an acceptable alternative for you to consider.  We hope you will find these virtual options beneficial to your organization.  Click Here to Register (Vendors).

Option #1 - $5,000

  • 1 Hour GAPT hosted live Webinar – GAPT will setup the webinar, introduce your team, and then allow you to discuss your organization and products/services as you wish.
  • Your webinar will be recorded and re-distributed to all GAPT members monthly until September 2020.
  • Your company Logo will be placed on the GAPT website
  • The live webinar will be hosted during May 2020

Option #2 - $2,000

  • 45 Minute Vendor hosted live Webinar – Your organization will be responsible for setting up and conducting the webinar on your platform.  GAPT will schedule and send notification to all GAPT Members.  You may discuss your organization and products/services as you wish.
  • Your webinar will be recorded and re-distributed to all GAPT members monthly until September 2020.
  • Your company Logo will be placed on the GAPT website
  • The live webinar will be hosted during June 2020

Option #3 - $400

  • GAPT email vendor blast (supplied by you) to all GAPT Members.  You may include information about your organization and the products/services you offer.
  • We will also send out a link to a video if you supply one. 
  • This email will be sent out during July 2020

 


GAPT Officer Nominations for 2020 - 2021

The Nomination Committee, which shall consist of the Immediate Past President as Chairman and Officers of the Board currently serving the Association” (GAPT Bylaws), met on March 2 & 5, 2020, and have prepared their slate of Officers for 2020 - 2021 that will be presented at the Annual Meeting at a date to be determined. 

Cliff Shearouse - President

Anthony Jackson - Vice President

Vickie Cross - Treasurer 

Secretary - Duane Peterson 

Sam Ham - Past President   

We appreciate the other eight (8) individuals who submitted their letter of interest, resume and documents describing their leadership philosophy, which was provided to the Nomination Committee for consideration of the open position.  Since only one individual could be picked to be the recommended candidate, we appreciate their willingness to serve on the Executive Board and hope they will consider making another application in the future.  

 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Chad McCaskill 
Nominations Committee Chairman

 

 


 POSTPONED EVENTS

Out of an absolute abundance of caution, the decision has been made to postpone the following GAPT events. The health and safety of our members and guest speakers is our number one priority. We will be in contact with you regarding future plans for these events. If you booked hotel reservations at the Macon Marriott under our group block, your reservations will be automatically cancelled next week.  You should receive an email from the Macon Marriott to confirm your cancellation. The Macon Marriott can be reached at 478-621-5300.  If you made hotel reservations at another hotel, please remember to cancel your reservations.  Thanks for your understanding.

SPRING ADMINISTRATOR'S WORKSHOP - scheduled for March 31st - April 1st. 

TECHNICIAN'S WORKSHOPPlans for the Technician's Workshop will be announced in the future.


 CANCELLED - STATE SAFETY COMPETITION

 

The State Safety Competition will be CANCELLED

We applaud the efforts of those of you who have already had your local Safety Competition, and will take that into consideration for future plans.  The health and safety of our members, contestants, and guest speakers is our number one priority.

 


 Now Open for Registration

56th Annual GAPT Conference and Trade Show EVENT CANCELLED

June 15 - 18, 2020

Jekyell Island Conference Center


42nd Annual School Bus Safety Competition - EVENT CANCELLED

June 1 - 2, 2020

Macon Marriott Centerplex

 


SAVE THE DATE

 

2020 Fall Administrator’s Workshop

 Monday, September 28, 2020 – Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Macon Marriott Centreplex

 

2021 Spring Administrator’s Workshop

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Thursday, April 15, 2021

Macon Marriott Centreplex

 

57th Annual GAPT Conference and Trade Show

 June 21, 2021 - June 24, 2021

Jekyll Island Convention Center

  

2021 Fall Administrator’s Workshop

 Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Macon Marriott Centreplex

 

58th Annual GAPT Conference and Trade Show

 June 20, 2022 - June 23, 2022

Jekyll Island Convention Center