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The purpose of SCAPT is to bring together those interested in improving South Carolina’s public school bus transportation. The association strives to help promote safe and efficient pupil transportation by assisting transportation personnel through information, education, and training. Our goal is to develop the highest standard of performance and professionalism for pupil transportation personnel across our state.

Inform. Educate. Train. 

Brief History

The South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation is a statewide non-profit 501C Corporation and professional organization that recognizes pupil transportation as a basic contributor to an effective education system. 


SCAPT is committed to the continued improvement of all aspects of this specialized education service. SCAPT speaks for supervisors, bus technicians and bus drivers employed by school districts and the state on legislative issues that effect our state bus system.


SCAPT was organized in 1975 as an independent non-profit organization for transportation professionals. Since 1975 SCAPT has provided its members with the tools necessary to help them become better leaders within the transportation arena. SCAPT is committed to improving school bus operations within our state and has always put student safety first.


What We Do

  • Work for a safer, more efficient transportation program.

  • Serve as spokesperson for all who are engaged in pupil transportation.

  • Bring together those involved in pupil transportation in South Carolina to exchange information and share potential solutions to transportation problem areas.

  • Provide consistency in pupil transportation throughout South Carolina.

  • Collect and disseminate information concerning school bus transportation matters.

  • Serve as spokesperson for all student transportation professionals.

  • Educate and inform members on changes in transportation.

  • Educate the public and elected officials on student transportation issues.

  • Work with the Legislature to make student transportation safer.

  • Sponsor Road-E-O Competitions for Regular Bus, Special Needs Bus and Technicians.

  • Offer Professional Development Classes in:

    • Student Management.

    • Driver Training.

    • NAPT Courses.

  • Maintain a website that allows blogs and discussions on transportation matters.

  • Recognize Transportation Professionals:

    • President Award

    • Driver of the Year Award

    • Technician of the Year Award

    • Hero and Humanitarian Awards

  • Hold an informative annual summer conference for SCAPT members featuring workshops and speakers that stress our roles as transportation providers to students.

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