ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-06-066

Date Created : 03/07/2006


Co-op Directors
other: Transportation Personnel

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Facilities and Transportation - Douglas Eaton, Director
Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association Workshop

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Mike Simmons

Phone Number:


The Fifty-sixth Annual Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Workshop is scheduled for June 12-16, 2006, at the Conway Career Center in Conway, AR. The focus of the conference will be "School Bus Mechanics: Ensuring Safety For Our Future.”

Registration will be at the Conway High School Cafeteria on Sunday, June 11, 2006, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and Monday between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. The opening session will begin at 9:30 a.m. Mechanics should arrive before the 9:30 a.m. opening session. Breakfast will be served on Monday morning.

A registration packet will be sent to each school district. The packet will include a registration form, class schedule, and description of the courses that will be offered at this workshop. Please complete the registration form and class schedule and attach a school warrant/check made payable to Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association, Vernon Owens, Treasurer and mail to:

Arkansas Division of Public School Academic
Facilities and Transportation
Theresa Chong, Transportation
501 Woodlane, Suite 602
Little Rock, AR 72201

Registration will be $100.00 for each mechanic. Registration deadline is May 12, 2006. Pre-registration is essential for reserving classes. As a reminder, some classes are limited. Mechanics are registered for classes upon receipt of the registration form, class schedule and warrant.

Attached is a list of some motels/hotels that have been contacted with price quotes. All mechanics will be responsible for making their motel arrangements. All meals will be free of charge to registered participants. A map of the area is also included in the packet. The emergency telephone number for the week of June 12 – 16, 2006, is (501) 450-6633. Please do not call any other Conway Public School number. This telephone will be monitored Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00.

A copy of the Commissioner’s memo and registration packet will be mass mailed to each district.


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