California Association of School Transportation Officials


Annual State Conference

California Association of School Transportation Officials Annual State Conference

The California Association of School Transportation Officials offers a Annual Conference geared toward all pupil transportation staff such as Drivers, Attendants, Driver Instructors, Dispatchers, Supervisors, Lead Mechanics, Directors and Chief Business Officials.  Attendees will learn about ever-changing laws, rules, and regulations governing school pupil transportation during workshops. They will discover the latest and greatest products at the vendor reception where industry related products and services are showcased. The Managers Forum offers an excellent opportunity for networking with colleagues, vendors, and state officials.


March 27-28, 2021

March 27, 2021 Keynote Speaker

CASTO is bringing in International Keynote Speaker Ryan Avery to open this year’s conference! Get ready to laugh, learn and make it THE event of the year! Don’t miss out... register today! www.RyanAvery.com

Why be A leader when you can be THE leader? Keynote Speaker Ryan Avery will share strategies and insights at this year’s conference that will show us how to Go from A to THEĀ® in our industry!

#GoFromAtoTHE #Leadership

March 28, 2021 Keynote Speaker

Ross Bernstein program is all about the DNA of what makes champions in sports so unique and how that relates to business.  It’s based on a series of books he wrote in which he was able to interview more than 1,000 professional athletes and coaches that all had one thing in common — they were all members of championship teams.

Conference Agenda

Saturday, March 27, 2021

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Presidents Welcome

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM | Platform Familiarization

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Keynote Speaker | Ryan Avery

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM | Break

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM | Breakout Sessions:

Dual Air Brake Board Part 1 | Andrew Peters, CDE/OST

Technical Updates and EV Maintenance Familiarization | Peter Tuckerman

Essential Leadership Qualities the Equal Success | Tony Peregrina, CASTO State President

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Virtual Vendor Show

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | Breakout Sessions:

Dual Air Brake Board Part 2 | Andrew Peters, CDE/OST

Diesel Diagnostics - Cummins Diesel

Virtual Training Procedures | Stephanie Oliver, CDE/OST

COVID19 Leave and Employee Accommodations | Joan Zippettini, TTUSD

Sunday, March 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Keynote Speaker | Ross Bernstein

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM | Break

9:10 AM  - 10:20 AM | Awards Ceremony & Installation of 2021-2022 Exec Board

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM | Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Legislative Updates | Nico Chavez

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lunch Break

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | State Agency Roundtable | CDE/OST, CHP, EPA, CARB

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | SPTAC Advisory Meeting

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM | Closing


Future Annual State Conference Locations

February 11-14, 2022 | Sacramento, CA
February 10-13, 2023 | Burbank, CA 

Upcoming Annual State Conference

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2020 Conference Photos

2020 Conference Photo Booth Pictures

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