Febuary 18-19, 2020  |  D’Iberville, MS

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this year’s Mississippi Association of Pupil Transportation Director’s Winter Conference (MAPTDWC). The conference begins Tuesday, February 18 and ends Wednesday, February 19, 2020. All meetings and workshops will be held at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort. The host hotel is the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, 9380 Central Ave, D’Iberville Ms.

Hotel Information

Hotel (lodging) reservations can be made at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort by calling (228) 392-1889 and reference MAPT. The hotel nightly rate is $129.00 (plus tax) during the conference dates. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations early. The hotel reservation cut-off date is JANUARY 23, 2020. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. The hotel offers FREE parking.

Hotel Registration

The MAPTDWC registration fee is $100.00 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, 2020. 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 2020, c/o Cindy Holmes, 254 West Gallatin Street, Hazlehurst, MS 39083.

Conference Workshops

Conference workshops will begin on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 a.m. and conclude on Wednesday, February 19th. Conference sessions will include presentations from the Safe and Orderly Schools, School District Administrators, Transportation Directors and many more. There will also be various vendors on-site.

Areas to be Discussed

  • Procedures for Reporting Crashes
  • New Directors Training
  • MEA Drug Testing-Clearinghouse
  • Special Education Training
  • Process STOP Arm Violations
  • Mississippi Department of Education
  • Bus Driver Recruitment and Retention
  • Bus Manufacturers and Vendors
  • MDEQ Purchasing Grants Assistance
  • Accounting Practices-Implementing Internal Controls

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

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