Febuary 13-15, 2019  |  Gulfport, MS

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this years Mississippi Association of Pupil Transportation Director’s Winter Conference (MAPTDWC). The conference begins Wednesday evening, February 13 and ends Friday, February 15, 2019. All meetings and workshops will be held at the Gulfport Holiday Inn Event Center. The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Gulfport Airport, 9515 Highway 49, Gulfport, Mississippi.

Hotel Information

Hotel (lodging) reservations can be made at the Holiday Inn Gulfport Airport by going to the hotel website or by calling 1-228-679-1700 and reference MAPT. The hotel nightly rate is $84.00 (plus tax) for single and double occupancy rooms during the conference dates. We encourage you to make you hotel reservations early. The hotel reservation cut-off date is JANUARY 23. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. The hotel offers FREE parking.

Conference Registration

The MAPTDWC registration fee is $85.00 per person. Registration can be completed online at http:/ or you can complete the attached registration form. The form along with payment must be received by January 31, 2019. Checks should be made payable to: Mississippi Association of Pupil Transportation. You are not registered until all fees are paid – credit or debit cards will not be honored and there will be NO refunds. Please mail your check or money order to: MAPT Director’s Winter Conference 2019, c/o Cindy Holmes, 254 West Gallatin Street, Hazlehurst, MS 39083.

Conference Workshops

Conference workshops will begin on Thursday, February 14th at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at noon on Friday, February 15th. Conference sessions will include presentations from the Safe and Orderly Schools, Starkville School District, Transportation Directors and many more. There will also be various vendors on-site.

Complete conference information, including the conference schedule and workshops, can be found at http:/ Please stay tuned to our website and your email for further announcements.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kelvin Gibson, Conference Committee Co-Chair (Starkville Oktibbeha School District Transportation Director) at (662) 324-4190 or (662) 418-4259 or OR Henry Alexander, Conference Committee Co-Chair (Cleveland School District Transportation Director) at (662) 843-3529 or (662) 719-4189 or

Area’s to be Discussed

  • Procudeures for Reporting Crashes
  • C.R.A.S.E.
  • MEA Drug Testing
  • Special Education Training
  • Process STOP Arm Violations
  • Mississippi Department of Education
  • CDL/Medical Cards
  • AWS AMD Insulin Dependent Drivers

We are excited and look forward to your participation in this annual conference.

With warmest regards,

MAPT Director’s Winter Conference 2019 Co-Chairs