National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NADPTS) will not be holding its 2021 Annual Conference in-person in November, after all.
The board of directors met this week and determined that the conference should be cancelled, due to "the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID pandemic, our sense of responsibility for the safety of our attendees, speakers, and guests, and an abundance of caution," as announced in an email to our membership on Wednesday.
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"The NASDPTS Board of Directors decided to cancel the 2021 Annual Conference after carefully considering many factors, the most important of which is the safety of all attendees," said Patrick McManamon, NASDPTS president and highway safety specialist for the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. "Our most important step today was to tell our membership of our plans to cancel, but we will be considering all virtual options in the coming weeks and will communicate any plans to the membership when appropriate."Currently, NASDPTS still plans to hold conferences in the Arlington, Va., area in 2022, 2023, and 2025 — with the 2024 conference expected to be held in another as of yet unidentified location.
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