According to an announcement from the National Congress on School Transportation (NCST), the 17th NCST, which was rescheduled from May 2020 to May 2021, has been postponed again.
The NCST Steering Committee ruled to delay the in-person Congress again after receiving input from 39 state delegates.
According to a statement from Steering Committee Chair, Patrick McManamon, “Since travel restrictions are still in effect for most if not all state delegations, and given the current public health measures in Des Moines and Polk County, Iowa, the in-person Congress that had been rescheduled for May 2021 has been canceled. Based on input from states and other factors, the Steering Committee determined that planning either an in-person or virtual Congress during that same time will not be feasible.”
The NCST is held every five years to discuss recommendations of specifications and procedures for school buses and their operation to provide guidelines for states and local districts to better promote the safe and effective transportation of school children nationwide.
You can read the statement in its entirety by clicking here.