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  • CSPTA
    SPED MEETING 11/8/2018

    ATTENDEES
    Billy Salaz, Tiffany Maimex, Patty Mize, Shauna Orth, Christina Gazzo, Melissa Pacheco, Elud Archuleta, Cheryl Plese, DaNaye Gettel, Trish Trujillo, Joanne Vento, Becka Sykes

    AGENDA
    Last Meeting Follow-up
    Called to Order at 10:00 am
    Spoke about the Mini Conference in March
    Jeffco will present on Team Building

    New Business
    Back to Basics - November 14 at the Daniels Fund Building, 10-3
    101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206
    Aaron Harris with BESI
    Emergency Evacuations
    Equipment Failure or...
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    SPED MEETING 11/8/2018

    ATTENDEES
    Billy Salaz, Tiffany Maimex, Patty Mize, Shauna Orth, Christina Gazzo, Melissa Pacheco, Elud Archuleta, Cheryl Plese, DaNaye Gettel, Trish Trujillo, Joanne Vento, Becka Sykes

    AGENDA
    Last Meeting Follow-up
    Called to Order at 10:00 am
    Spoke about the Mini Conference in March
    Jeffco will present on Team Building

    New Business
    Back to Basics - November 14 at the Daniels Fund Building, 10-3
    101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206
    Aaron Harris with BESI
    Emergency Evacuations
    Equipment Failure or User Error
    Resources
    Q’Straint, BESI, STAR Seats, and Houdini will be covered
    Brief touch on Colorado Rules and Regulations
    Needed Equipment
    Wheelchair platform w/ securements - District 20, Adams 14, Douglas County, District 27
    Bus Seat

    Question - “How do districts go about determining whether a preschooler requires specialized transportation other than the obvious?”
    Child find determines this
    Evaluate and tests, refer for further screening(medical)
    Can start the IEP process
    District developed form

    2018 TSD Sessions (Summit) - Table until December

    Funding for McKinney-Vento or ESSA??

    **School Bus Safety Awareness - Not necessarily SPED but affects everyone
    CDoT VMS Boards
    Public Outreaches
    Getting information on the school websites
    Contact local police departments or CSP
    Parade of Lights - Handouts

    NOTES
    Presentation - “Power Struggles” by Irene Hessner - Adams 14
    “Eat my shorts” Video Clip - The Breakfast Club
    What is a power struggle?
    Where two or more people or groups of people compete for control over a particular situation
    4 TYPES of Power Struggles
    Defending one’s authority or credibility
    Personal button pushing
    Bringing up of past history or irrelevant issues
    Making empty threats or issuing ultimatums
    Power struggles are normal to child development
    Experiencing control is an important part of developing self-determination
    *How to recognize power struggles
    What is being said
    Are there threats being made
    Is there a lot of talking and not a lot of listening
    Have you heard ultimatums or irrelevant arguments
    *What are the non-verbals
    Are people relaxed or physically closed off
    Are voices raised? What tone of voice is heard? Are people speaking quickly?
    How does the conversation feel?
    Does it feel like a fight
    Does one party feel like they are overpowering the other?
    *How to avoid
    Know your buttons
    Don’t pick up the rope, it takes two for a power struggle
    See it as an opportunity to model expected behaviors and improve the relationship with the individual
    Stay calm! Use rational detachment
    Keep Cool, Keep Your Job
    Use effective limit setting, clearly stated, reasonable and enforceable
    *Uneffective limits
    Making an ultimatum
    Unrealistic expectations
    Empty threats or consequences
    Overpowering
    *Effective limits
    Choices w/ consequences
    Realistic expectations
    Realistic consequences
    Empowering them - “It’s Your Choice”
    *Steps to Prevent Power Struggles
    Pivoting
    Saying yes instead of no to mean the same thing
    Reframe
    Tap into a student’s imagination to create the behavior that you want to see
    Share Power
    Give the student autonomy, give them a choice
    Let them make mistakes
    Experiential learning causes kids discomfort when they make the wrong decision
    Give a reason
    Don’t just say “because I said so”
    Empathize
    Acknowledge them and their feelings
    *Every time you engage, you are giving the other party power over you
    *Consequences + Empathy = Learning
    *If you do engage in a power struggle with a child, debrief with them! Admit any wrongdoing and restore, do not hold grudges.
    24-48 hours
    Make sure that you engage in self-care
    *Trauma Stewardship & Power Struggles
    Vicarious Trauma
    Compassion Fatigue
    Cumulative Toll
    Sense of Urgency
    *Zoom or Google to use a webinar type system

    ACTION ITEMS
    CSPTA E-Board Meetings - Joanne

    NEXT MONTH’S LOCATION AND DATE
    Douglas County - December 13 @ 10 am.
  • SPED MEETING 10/11/18

    ATTENDEES

    AGENDA
    Last Meeting Follow-up
    1. CSPTA Manual - Release January 2019
    a. Adding in
    i. Student Behavior Management
    ii. Emergency Evacuations
    iii. Service Animals & Oxygen

    2. Mini Conference - March 25 & 26, Brighton - Getting Back to Basics
    a. Will look more like a small summit rather than random classes
    i. Hour and a half class periods
    b. Josy will do...
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    ATTENDEES

    AGENDA
    Last Meeting Follow-up
    1. CSPTA Manual - Release January 2019
    a. Adding in
    i. Student Behavior Management
    ii. Emergency Evacuations
    iii. Service Animals & Oxygen

    2. Mini Conference - March 25 & 26, Brighton - Getting Back to Basics
    a. Will look more like a small summit rather than random classes
    i. Hour and a half class periods
    b. Josy will do hands-on for equipment
    c. Elud and Melissa will do a sensitivity class
    i. Smoke-filled bus & fire extinguisher training
    d. Becka will do confidentiality
    e. FF8 will present Children of the Storm - Adverse Weather
    f. Emergency Evacuations
    g. Train a Para?
    h. Team building?
    3. Presenters - Please let us know by December Meeting
    4. Long Term Effects of Tragic Events on A School Bus
    a. 2 Very different bus tragedies - 45 years apart
    i. Children of the Storm
    1. March 26, 1931
    ii. Chowchilla Kidnapping
    1. 1970’s
    b. How do you deal with tragedy now days?
    i. Depends on disability, child, and situation/environment
    ii. “Get over it” or Talk about it constantly
    iii. Every day is a brand new day

    New Business
    1. November 14, at the Daniels Fund - Aaron Harris, BESI
    a. 101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206

    2. Can you please, pose a question to the committee for me? I know that the IEP decides if a student requires specialized transportation. My district uses child find for preschoolers. The question is- How do their districts go about determining whether a preschooler requires specialized transportation other that the obvious? My operations manager is trying to get the numbers down so we are wondering if there is a certain criteria that other districts use? Any information would be greatly appreciated.Sorry for all the typos! Just wanted clarify a bit more. My district automatically provides transportation to any preschooler who has an IEP, even though it may not follow them into kindergarten. (Yvonne Morrison- Widefield)

    3. Can you please discuss with the committee to review the 2018 TSD sessions? (Theresa M Anderson)

    4. November presentation on “ Power Struggles” By Irene Hessner ( Affective Needs Teacher) in our district at Adams City Middle School for the “ Steps Program.
  • Agenda Minutes,

    CSPTA Fleet Services Committee
    Minutes September 19, 2018
    Aurora Public Schools

    SUMMIT 2019
    Cherry Creek Schools will again host the Summit in 2019 at Cherokee Trails High School.

    AMERICA’S BEST TECHNICIAN CONTEST
    Most of America’s Best committee has retired and are looking for new committee members.
    David Anderson reported that the Lee’s Summit School District will be hosting the 2018 tech contest. America’s Best Committee would like to restructure the “contest” and use it as a Technicians Training for the...
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    CSPTA Fleet Services Committee
    Minutes September 19, 2018
    Aurora Public Schools

    SUMMIT 2019
    Cherry Creek Schools will again host the Summit in 2019 at Cherokee Trails High School.

    AMERICA’S BEST TECHNICIAN CONTEST
    Most of America’s Best committee has retired and are looking for new committee members.
    David Anderson reported that the Lee’s Summit School District will be hosting the 2018 tech contest. America’s Best Committee would like to restructure the “contest” and use it as a Technicians Training for the state winners. America’s Best would like to come up with new incentives. In past years, factory tours were done by the major component manufacturer like Cummins, Paccar, Thomas, etc. The factories would sponsor the training and provide everything. America’s Best would like to make it more of a training instead of a contest.

    Congratulations to Kyle Shanahan from Academy 20 and Zach Davis from Douglas County who will be representing Colorado at America’s Best this year in Kansas City.

    VENDOR PRESENTATION
    Jason Seyfried and Gene Damron from ATTP and Dennis Belanger from LiquiTube Tire Sealant. Dennis explained that LiquiTube is Ethyl glycol based and cleans up with water. Because it is antifreeze bases, tires run up to 35° cooler and stay fluid up to -45°. LiquiTube seals the bead, rim, and weather cracking and totally balances the tire. It lines the inside of the tire with 100% protection. It is installed through the valve stem (except TPMS, brake bead to install). The installation pump is sealed so no cleaning necessary. LiquiTube offers a money back guarantee.

    Thanks to ATTP for the bar-b-que.

    NEW BUSINESS
    Congratulations to Tim Nolan, St. Vrain Schools, for his STN magazine Garage Stars award!
    New CSPTA Treasurer is Kim DeHaven with Englewood Schools.

    Hydrotex has asked David Anderson to promote their product. Adams 12 has seen significate savings and Thompson Valley Schools are currently getting 28,000 miles before oil changes.
    Contact David at 720-289-5216 or dcandersonconsulting@gmail.com
    Hydrotex is Proud to be a Participating Member and Sponsor of the National Association of Pupil Transportation (“NAPT”) and NAPT’s Americas Best Competition.
    The Hydrotex School Bus Maintenance Program is designed to let you cope with all the challenges inherent in a school bus operation. It’s a tested and proven program, successfully implemented in school districts across the United States.

    HydroTex offers a 5-day training either at your location or theirs in Texas. Contact David to set one up. It is very in-depth. Oil sampling is the key!!! You will only have to stock one grade of oil instead of several.

    Next CSPTA Fleet Service Committee meeting will be held at Cherry Creek Schools, Central Terminal at 16500 East Smoky Hill Road, Aurora, CO 80015. Please park in the fenced employee parking lot. Everyone is welcome and we encourage any school bus technician to attend. Please RSVP to Ronnalle Rooks, Douglas County Schools, at rjrooks@dcsdk12.org
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