California Association of School Transportation Officials

School Transportation Business Management Forum

The California Association of School Transportation Officials offers a yearly event geared toward pupil transportation staff in a leadership capacity such as 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.

CASTO 2018 School Transportation Business Management Forum is scheduled for October 17-19, 2018, and will be held at the Delta by Marriott, Garden Grove/Anaheim

Tentative Program Topics and Presenters:

    • Nina Boyd, Associate Superintendent of Community and Student Support Services at Orange County Department of Education.  Topic: Diversity
    • LaFaye Platter, Deputy Superintendent of Hemet Unified School District (Retired) Topic: Human Resources
    • Dr. Martinrox Kedziora, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Moreno Valley Unified School District Topic: Human Resources
    • Harold M. Freiman, Lozano Smith.  Topic: Legal Updates
    • Debbie Fry & Suzanne Speck, School Services of California.  Topic: Analyzing Special Education Transportation
    • Molly McGee Hewitt, Executive Director of California Association of Business Officials (CASBO).  Topic: Communication
    • Gina Lance & Kristin Burk, Orange County Department of Education.  Topic: Emotional Intelligence for Employees
    • State Agency Discussion & Updates including representatives from the California Department of Education, California Highway Patrol, California Air Resources Board, California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Registration Information:

Registration fee is $299.00 for each CASTO Member and $349.00 for a Non-Member. Included is, attendance in all seminars/programs, Wednesday night “Welcome” Reception, continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday. Lunch on Thursday and Thursday Evening Exhibitors Reception.

Registration accepted after September 21, 2018 will be considered late.  The price will be $349.00 for members and $399.00 for non-members.

Online registration will end on October 12, 2018.


Hotel Reservations 888-236-2427

CASTO Reservation Code: CBM

Conference Rate: $139.00 per night 

(Includes WiFi and Parking)

Cutoff date: 09/16/2018

Online Hotel Reservation Link:

Click Here

** Rate extended two-days prior to and two-days after event should attendee want to remain in town for tourism activities **

Schedule At –a – Glance

Wednesday, October 17                                                 

11:00 am - Registration Opens                                        

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Forum Seminars

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception         

Thursday, October 18

7:30 am - Registration Opens

7:00 am - 7:50 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 12:00 am Forum Seminars

12:00pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:45 pm Forum Seminars

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Vendor Direct

5:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Show & Exhibitor Reception

Friday, October 19

7:00 am - 7:50 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Forum Seminars

12:00pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Forum Seminars

Upcoming School Transportation Business Management Forum Events

  • 2018 Registration Closed

For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the appropriate person below...

Mike Sawyer |Program Chair

Barbara Terry | Treasurer - Registration

Pam McDonald | President - Exhibitor Coordinator

(714) 997-6244

Presentation Handouts

Below are the program handouts and presentations which were provided to CASTO.  Handouts and presentations not below, are not available for distribution. 

Wednesday, October 17 Presentations

Thursday, October 18, Presentations | 855.227.8668

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