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.

2022 Annual Conference Date has changed to: April 30, 2022


Future Annual State Conference Locations

April 30th, 2022 | Virtual
February 11-13, 2023 | Burbank, CA 

Upcoming Annual State Conference

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Members: $55 | Non-Members: $95

Includes attendance to all Programs, Keynote, Vendor EXPO

54th CASTO Annual State Conference will be virtual!

  April 30th, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The California Association of School Transportation Officials offers an Annual Conference geared toward all pupil transportation staff such as Drivers, Attendants, Driver Instructors, Dispatchers, Supervisors, Lead Mechanics, Directors, and Chief Business Officials. During workshops, attendees will learn about ever-changing laws, rules, and regulations governing school pupil transportation. They will discover the latest and greatest products at the vendor sessions, where industry-related products and services are showcased.

Keynote Speaker
Bill Habermehl
Former County Superintendent of Schools
Co-Founder of CB&E



Conference Agenda
Subject to Change

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM | Presidents Welcome

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM | Board Meeting/Awards/Installation/Poster Contest Winner

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Keynote Speaker | Bill Habermehl "Going from Good to Great."

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM | Break

10:40 AM - 11:40 PM | Breakout Sessions:

Driver Track | Distracted Driving, from Pre Trip Inspection to Post Trip
Officer Robert Rodriquez, Public Information Officer
California Highway Patrol

Instructor Track | Hot Topics: Instructor Responsibilities
Transportation Programs Consultant
California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation

Mechanic Track | Technical Updates & EV Maintenance Familiarization
A-Z Bus Sales

Supervisor Track | FMCSA Clearinghouse Update
Gian Marshall, 

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM | Lunch / Networking Break

12:25 PM - 1:10 PM | Virtual Vendor Show

1:10 PM - 1:25 PM | Legislative Update

1:25 PM - 2:25 PM | Breakout Sessions:

Driver Track | Prohibited Stops
Dano Rybar, Transportation Programs Consultant
California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation

Instructor Track | Preparing for Professional Inservice
Andrew Peters, Transportation Programs Consultant
California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation

Mechanic Track | Garage and Dispatch Communication
Tony Lavezzo, Fleet Supervisor & Tony Peregrina, Director of Transportation
Tahoe Truckee Unified & Woodland Joint Unified

Supervisor Track | The Secrets of Leading Your Transportation Department
Tim Purvis, Poway Unified School District & Mike Rea
Poway Unified School District

2:25 PM - 3:00 PM | Closing


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