Check out the new CASTO Store!!!
51st Annual State Conference Registration OPEN!!! Click here to see the full Program Schedule (Matrix)
Welcome to the California Association of School Transportation Officials "CASTO" webpage. Here you will be able to sign up, renew, or update your membership, register for upcoming events and receive important information in regards to California's School Pupil Transportation Industry.
With the Holiday’s and legislators still staffing their offices, there has not been a lot of movement in Sacramento.
However, there are a few items of note.
In school bus replacement there are two upcoming meetings. The first, is a the Energy Commission workshop regarding the bulk pricing of electric school buses for the Energy Commission’s School Bus Replacement Program. The second, is a California Air Resources Board (CARB) workshop regarding the development of the new $10 million Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project.
The Energy Commission’s Meeting is this Tuesday January, 8 at 1:30 P.M. Participation is available through the WebEx information below. More information can be found here: https://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/transportation.html#GFO-18-604
To join the WebEx event, go to https://energy.webex.com/ec
Event Number: 929 245 819
The CARB Workshop for the new $10 million Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project is Thursday, January 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participation is available by teleconference using the below dial-in information. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/mailouts/msc1901/msc1901.pdf
Dial-In #: 888-390-6586
Last but, by no means least, the Home-to-School Transportation bill we are working on with CSBA has been submitted to legislature’s legal department to be drafted into legislation. In addition, we are still working on collection information through the 2018 Home-to-School Transportation Survey. If you have not done so yet, please fill out the 2018 Home-to-School Transportation Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNPWC3Q We only had 49 participants. Any additional participation is greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for your support and wishing you all a great new year!
Strategic Education Services
1130 K Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 441-4577
Assembly Bill 1840, Committee on Budget. Education finance. has been signed by Governor Brown for the extension of compliance of the child safety alert system.
Please review the bill, section 34, at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1840
Looking for a career change?
Check out our Job Announcements page
Professional Development Opportunities
CASBO has been working with a couple of long-time CASTO members to develop a School Transportation Leadership certificate program. CASTO supported this effort. The program will occur over ten months and consume one weekend per month, with a Friday evening class, and an all-day Saturday class. This will be a rigorous program that is designed to train current and prospective school transportation leaders in the technical aspects of the job of Director, Supervisor or Manager, as well as prepare students for the elements and nuances of leadership. Check out our new Professional Development page for more information.
If you are in the Sacramento area, please support CASTO Bingo. For more information please visit http://www.sacramentobingocenter.com/casto.php
CASTO's official address has changed!
The new address is:
PO Box 348120
Sacramento, CA 95834
Please send any future correspondence to the new address above. Please help get the word out and forward this to your accounting and payroll departments to ensure payroll deductions are routes properly.
2018-2019 Executive Board