School Bus Safety Roadeos 2018


It continues to be CASTO’s policy to only financially sponsor (to the appropriate national competition) the State Champion and the State Special Needs Champion, but only if each of them are currently CASTO members in good standing. All drivers are welcome to compete at a state sectional roadeo, but you are encouraged to expand your potential by becoming and remaining CASTO members in good standing.

It’s Roadeo Time

The main focus of a School Bus Roadeo is SAFETY.
The more training and practice a driver has the safer he or she will be.

At the Roadeo drivers compete against each other using their skills in precision driving. Each event is either timed or measured to determine the score. The events consist of an obstacle course which includes backing, parallel parking, student loading/unloading, right and left hand turns, and written exams on rules and regulations and vehicle inspection

Roadeo is a great skill builder that is beneficial to the drivers, the company, school district and the students that ride the bus.

For more information: castoroadeo@gmail.com

STATE ROADEO CHAIRMAN – John Cain


2017 Roadeo

State Championship Results

Our 2017 California State Champion, Kristin Malone from Lake Elsinore Unified School District (from left to right - Christopher Bates, CASTO 1st VP - Jennifer Hanshew, CASTO President - Doug Smith, Roadeo Vice Chair - Kristin Malone, State Champion - John Cain, Roadeo Chair - Debbie Barker, Roadeo Event Coordinator - Debbie Schmidt, CASTO Professional Rep - Tony Peregrina, Roadeo Past Chair).
Our 2017 California State Champion, Kristin Malone from Lake Elsinore Unified School District (from left to right – Christopher Bates, CASTO 1st VP – Jennifer Hanshew, CASTO President – Doug Smith, Roadeo Vice Chair – Kristin Malone, State Champion – John Cain, Roadeo Chair – Debbie Barker, Roadeo Event Coordinator – Debbie Schmidt, CASTO Professional Rep – Tony Peregrina, Roadeo Past Chair).

The top three display their trophies at the 2017 California State Championship
The top three display their trophies at the 2017 California State Championship

2nd Place Winner, Derek Bosserman from Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District
2nd Place Winner, Derek Bosserman from Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District

3rd Place Winner, Dale Sharp from Snowline Joint Unified School District
3rd Place Winner, Dale Sharp from Snowline Joint Unified School District

State Team Champions of Los Angeles Unified School District (left to right - Juan Valladolid, Elfido Escobar, and Marcos Aguirre)
State Team Champions of Los Angeles Unified School District (left to right – Juan Valladolid, Elfido Escobar, and Marcos Aguirre)

State Special Needs Champion, Ismael Arias of San Diego Unified School District
State Special Needs Champion, Ismael Arias of San Diego Unified School District

A stunned and astonished Kristin Malone takes it all in at the Galt Market on Memorial Day Weekend (left to right - Mark Verch (CASTO Treasurer), Christopher Bates, Jennifer Hanshew, and Kristin Malone)
A stunned and astonished Kristin Malone takes it all in at the Galt Market on Memorial Day Weekend (left to right – Mark Verch (CASTO Treasurer), Christopher Bates, Jennifer Hanshew, and Kristin Malone)


Past School Bus Safety Roadeos

2016 Roadeo
2015 Roadeo
2014 Roadeo