California Association of School Transportation Officials

School Bus Safety Roadeos

School Bus Safety Roadeo will resume this 2022-2023 year.   The State Championship Roadeo is on May 28, 2023. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our Roadeo chairs.  Their contact information can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

The main focus of a School Bus Roadeo is SAFETY.

The more training and practice a driver has the safer he or she will be.

At the Roadeo drivers compete against each other using their skills in precision driving. Each event is either timed or measured to determine the score. The events consist of an obstacle course which includes backing, parallel parking, student loading/unloading, right and left hand turns, and written exams on rules and regulations and vehicle inspection

Roadeo is a great skill builder that is beneficial to the drivers, the company, school district and the students that ride the bus.

From the CASTO State Roadeo Chair:

Welcome Roadeo Fans... Hope your new year is off to a good start. The roadeo committee is ready for a great year of competition.  We have our venues all set. Irwindale for Southern and Galt for Northern. We do have a couple new faces on the committee that you will get to know. We are ready... all we need is you.

Drivers, we have all heard that practice makes perfect. Practicing in your yard is good to do as it helps you hone your skills, however, practice in the moment is better. Attend your local roadeos! You meet new people, get to practice, improve your skills and find a pride and honor of doing the job better and safer for our students.

Make sure you study the roadeo layout guide and read the roadeo handbook. Understand the time limits, rules and basics. Study your Commercial Handbook and California Handbook. Study the Vehicle Code and any other information you can find...Knowledge is Power... Safety is Free... Use it Generously! Thanks Class #259.

Let’s have an amazing roadeo year full of friendly competition, positive attitudes, respectful comradery with our fellow competitors and may the best drivers win!

Thank you,

Doug Smith
CASTO Roadeo Chairperson

State Chairperson
Douglas Smith
Apple Valley Unified School District
(760) 646-0557

State Vice Chairperson
Antonio Perez
National School District
(619) 571-0353

Past State Chairperson
John Cain
Los Angeles Unified School District (Retired)
(661) 733-8217 | Cell

Registrar & Comptroller
Christina Celeste
Orange Unified School District
(714) 997-6244

State Scorer
Jana Graham
Orcutt Union School District
(805) 938-8981
(805) 266-2631 | Cell

Start Line Coordinator

Event Coordinators
Jennifer Hanshew | Parallel Parking
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
(661) 340-1341

Jay Patten | Right Turn
Student Transportation of America
(805) 260-2176

Jennifer Moren | Student Loading/WC Student Loading
Fresno Unified School District
(559) 457-3138 ext. 71386

Debbie Barker | Left Turn
Anderson Union High School District (Retired)
(530) 347-5053 | Home
(530) 290-4761

Vacant | Stop Line Double Crossover

Barbara Hicks | Offset Alley
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
(916) 294-9100 ext. 16045
(916) 412-4865 | Cell

Cynthia Zwartjes | Back Up Stall
Francis Parker School
(619) 750-5004

2019 Championship Roadeo

1st Place
Derek Bosserman
Tahoe Truckee USD

2nd Place
Danelle Adams
Roseville Joint USD

3rd Place
Rosa Rosas
Garden grove USD

Special Needs
Jose Andrade
Elk Grove USD

1st Place Team 
Derek Bosserman
Laura Brochu
Hugo Najera-Rivas

Tahoe Truckee USD

2019 Championship Roadeo Photos

2019 Southern Sectional Winners

Novice Class

  • 1. Kristy Adamo Lake Elsinore USD

Special Needs Class

  • 1. Crystal Brown Garden Grove USD
  • 2. Alicia Papush Lake Elsinore USD
  • 3. Portia Blair Lake Elsinore USD

Open Class

  • 1. David Hernandez STA-San Jose
  • 2. Ed Heim Lake Elsinore USD
  • 3. Manuel Concepcion ABC USD
  • 4. Angie Couch Lake Elsinore USD

Professional Class

  • 1. Rosa Rosas Garden Grove USD
  • 2. Luanne Duus ABC USD
  • 3. Jose Navarro Garden Grove USD
  • 4. Theresa Ruiz Apple Valley USD
  • 5. Wanda Mahley Lake Elsinore USD
  • 6. Kevin Thomas Apple Valley USD
  • 7. Angel Ruiz Apple Valley USD

Elite Class

  • 1. Sergio Duenas Durham – San Bernardino
  • 2. Shirlee Olsen Snowline Joint USD
  • 3. Shannon Bourassa Snowline Joint USD
  • 4. Jose Reyes Durham – San Bernardino
  • 5. Leslie Baker Lake Elsinore USD
  • 6. Kenny Lara Durham – San Bernardino
  • 7. Eduardo Gonzalez Garden Grove USD
  • 8. Jessica Cole Lake Elsinore USD

Honorable Mention – Conventional

  • 1. Kenny Lara Durham – San Bernardino

Honorable Mention – Van

  • 1. Noemi Lopez Fullerton School District

Team Competition

  • 1. CASTO Ch. 20, Sergio Duenas, Shirlee Olsen, Shannon Bourassa

Best Represented

  • 1. Lake Elsinore Unified School District

2019 Northern Sectional Winner's

Novice Class

  • 1.       Tina Embree                      Mt. Diablo

Special Needs Class

  • 1.       Jose Andrade                     Elk Grove USD
  • 2.       Phillip Cervantes              First Student Fresno
  • 3.       Jessica Ramos                    First Student Fresno

Open Class

  • 1.       William Phan                     STA-San Jose
  • 2.       Scott  Duncan                    Mt. Diablo USD
  • 2.       Adriana Santos                  Hayward USD
  • 3.       Angela Lumbreras            Tahoe Truckee USD
  • 4.       Curtis Lehn                         Central USD

Professional Class

  • 1.       Alexander Hardee           Clovis USD
  • 2.       Ismael Lopez                      Fresno USD
  • 3.       Bryant Vick                         Clovis USD
  • 4.       Kellie Cavazos                    Fresno USD
  • 5.       Phyllis Stuart                      Mt. Diablo USD
  • 6.       Sue Walker                         West County
  • 7.       Casey Custer                      Clovis USD

Elite Class

  • 1.       Derek Bosserman            Tahoe Truckee USD
  • 2.       Carlos Fonseca                  Fresno USD
  • 3.       Bob Green                          Mt. Diablo USD
  • 4.       Laura Brochu                      Tahoe Truckee USD
  • 5.       Danny Riedel                      Roseville Joint USD
  • 6.       Ashlee Ujano                     STA-Santa Maria
  • 7.       Elva Fonseca                      Fresno USD
  • 8.       Hugo Najera-Rivas           Tahoe Truckee USD
  • 8.       Steven Fabela                    Fresno USD
  • 9.       Danelle Adams                  Roseville Joint USD
  • 10.   Jesus Castro                       Central USD

Honorable Mention – Conventional

  • 1.       Les Johnson                       STA – Santa Maria

Honorable Mention – Van

  • 1.       William Phan                     STA – San Jose

Team Ccompetition

  • 1.       Tahoe Truckee USD, Derek Bosserman, Laura Brochu, Hugo Najera-Rivas

Best Represented

  • 1.       Fremont Unified School District | 855.227.8668

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