All in-person CASTO events for the 2021-2022 fiscal year have been canceled due to COVID
The California Association of School Transportation Officials Annual State Conference date has been changed to: April 30, 2022
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During the 53rd Annual Conference, CASTO's Legislative Analyst, Nico Chavez provided a comprehensive Legislative Report. Click here to download the slides from his presentation.
Bus Driver Hailed as Hero!
Presidents Message: Winter 2022
I hope everyone had the opportunity to spend some much-needed time with family and friends this past holiday season. As the President of CASTO, I am always in awe of the number of amazing things people do for other people. I recently read where a young gentleman gave up his first-class seat and sat in coach on a flight so that an 88-year-old woman could experience a dream she has always wanted to fly first class. This past holiday season, there were a whole bunch of Santa’s helpers that gave time, talent, and monetary donations to a program that Chapter 2 calls “Miss Piggy.” Miss Piggy was formed over 35 years ago by a driver instructor named Terry Gate. She had a son with disabilities, and his name was Teddy. They have both since passed away.
I’m the current Chapter 2 coordinator of the Miss Piggy program in coordination with the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC). Each November, we tell the representative how many “wish cards” we would like sent to us. Most years range from 40-75 individuals with disabilities. The wish cards have three wishes for an individual who has been orphaned or abandoned and has no family. This program is so near and dear to so many of us. Every year we make sure each individual gets all three wishes on their wish card. Some of their wishes are so insignificant. They ask for things like t-shirts, underwear, socks, and sweats. The outpouring of support is always overwhelming, and 2021 was no surprise. Chapter 2 was able to give all three wishes and a $20 gift card to McDonald’s to each of the 40 individuals. The outpouring of giving never ceases to amaze me. Are any of you involved with any programs like this, such as “stuff a bus” or a “toy drive”? If not, I urge you to get involved, whether it’s helping to shop, wrap gifts, a $5 donation, or coordinating a care or giving program. We all love stories of people helping people.
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