All in-person CASTO events for the 2021-2022 fiscal year have been canceled due to COVID
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During the 53rd Annual Conference, CASTO's Legislative Analyst, Nico Chavez provided a comprehensive Legislative Report. Click here to download the slides from his presentation.
CDPH Guidance | 07/30/2021
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K-12 Schools Guidance 2021-2022 Questions & Answers
Bus Driver Hailed as Hero!
Doesn’t it just amaze you that we are so close to the holidays? This is my favorite time of the year and with that being said I would like to tell our amazing CASTO Executive Board, State Board of Directors and the entire CASTO family how thankful I am for each and every one of you. There really is so much to be thankful for especially when it comes to our health and our freedoms in this great country of the USA. Speaking of being thankful there is one person within CASTO that I would like to highlight. I’m thinking he may call me once he sees this message posted on the CASTO website but that is ok. Mr. Dano Rybar is a CASTO Life Member and works for the California Department of Education at the Office of School Transportation in West Sacramento as a Transportation Programs Consultant. Dano has given up more of his own time for CASTO than anyone could ever imagine. He started “CASTO BINGO” 12 years ago giving up his Sundays to bring in money to support CASTO and our wonderful School Bus ROADEOs. Dano and Ms. Anna Borges, Supervisor of the CDE/OST recently met with the Executive Board last month to tell us some great news. CASTO BINGO brought in enough money to add $25,000 to the State Board savings account and paid $15,450 for all 18 of CASTO’s Chapter insurance payments. Also, $27,971.67 was paid to the Delta by Marriott for CASTO’s cancellation of the Business Management Forum this past October. The Delta by Marriott truly values their relationship with CASTO and were gracious enough to cut the amount owed down from the cancelation fee of $55,943.33. This was great news for CASTO as a whole. Thank you seems very “small” compared to the amount of countless hours and Sundays given up by Dano to help fund one of CASTO’s longest running and exciting events…the School Bus ROADEO! BIG SHOUT OUT to Dano. Thank you a million times over!
I would also like to thank every school bus driver in the state of California for all that you do in keeping our most precious cargo safe getting them to and from school each day. You are all to be commended especially in these trying times of a global pandemic. We appreciate you!
Be on the watch for information about the virtual CASTO State Conference which will be coming very soon.
On behalf of the Executive Board I wish each and everyone of you a safe and restful holiday season and look forward to a wonderful and prosperous new year!
Matt Thomas | 2021-2022 CASTO State President
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