Gradolfo Award story

Q’STRAINT & SURE-LOK Sponsorship of the Peter J. Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence

Q’STRAINT & SURE-LOK would like to announce its ongoing commitment to the Peter J. Grandolfo Memorial Award of Excellence, presented by School Transportation News (STN).

About the Award

This distinguished award, now entering its 12th year, recognizes a school transportation professional who exhibits the highest level of service for the nation’s school children, some who require special needs attention.

The award is on behalf of the late and highly esteemed Chicago Public Schools transportation director and NAPT board member, Peter J. Grandolfo, who was not only entirely dedicated to this worthy cause, but also an advocate of the special needs transportation community, in all areas including his undivided attention to the students it serves and foresight in developing a visionary training program

Still Time to Nominate

There is still time to nominate a school transportation official by submitting your nomination here. The deadline to be considered for the 2019 STN EXPO Reno is June 2, 2019.

What will the Winner Receive?

This year, Q’STRAINT & SURE-LOK are pleased to announce that they will provide a guaranteed spot for the winning contestant at the National Training Seminar (NTS) for School Bus Training. The two-day seminar will take place on October 10-11, 2019 at the Q’STRAINT headquarters in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

What is the National Training Seminar?

The seminar provides all-inclusive training on all aspects of wheelchair transportation securement, including regulations and best practices, understanding and reducing liability, securement equipment options and principles, specification writing, and securing difficult mobility devices.

Q’STRAINT & SURE-LOK’s emphasis is on educating attendees to employ the knowledge they receive to problem solve real-world securement and transportation issues that they are confronted with on a daily basis.

The National Training Seminar is Popular with Attendees

Pupil Transportation officials from across the nation are embracing the Q’STRAINT & SURE-LOK National Training Seminar.

“I attended Q’STRAINT’S National Training Securement Seminar, and from the first time I arrived to the time I left, I can say one thing: Q’STRAINT is first class all the way,” said Susan Miller, a NTS graduate.

Last Year’s Winner

Sue Shutrump, the supervisor of occupational and physical therapy for Trumbull County Educational Service Center in Warren, Ohio, was the recipient of last year’s award.

“I feel privileged to have worked with Q’STRAINT & SURE-LOK over my many years in this industry,” she explained. “Their commitment to the safety of students using wheelchairs is reflected not only in their work on standards development, but also in their continued emphasis on education of transporters. I’ve learned so much from them.”

The winner will be presented at the School Transportation News Reno Conference in Reno, Nevada, July 28, 2019

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