California Association of School Transportation Officials


Welcome to the California Association of School Transportation Officials "CASTO" webpage. Here you will be able to sign up, renew, or update your membership, register for upcoming events and receive important information in regards to California's School Pupil Transportation Industry.

Legislative Report

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. 

Legislative Report CASTO - April 2021.pdf

Industry News

The CASTO Road Map on Guidance to Reopening Pupil Transportation

The original version of The CASTO Road Map on Guidance to Reopening Pupil Transportation was released on August 21, 2020.  This living document is intended to provide recommendations and guidelines for best practices to build sustainable mitigation efforts against COVID-19 for the safe operation of school buses in the State of California during this pandemic.  On January 14, 2021 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released additional guidance in their document COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-2021 School Year.  Guidance in this document produced the following changes and additions of The CASTO Road Map on Guidance to Reopening Pupil Transportation.

Road Map on Guidance to Reopening Pupil Transportation

California Department of Education Virtual Training

CDE IB 20-66 Virtual Training.pdf

Local Chapter Events

Are you in need of in-service training?  Looking for more information regarding local School Bus training events?  Head over to our Chapter Events Page to see what's going on in your area.

Alternative Fuels Tax Credit (AFTC)

The Alternative Fuels Tax Credit for natural gas vehicles and the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit for natural gas refueling stations has been extended.  With this credit, America's school districts can provide exhaust-free rides to school.  The program provides for retroactive claims for 2018, 2019 and is extended out to December 31, 2020.  For more information, please visit,  https://www.ngvamerica.org/2019/12/17/ngvamerica-applauds-inclusion-of-aftc-in-year-end-spending-bill/

Child Safety Alert Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view the FAQ from the California Highway Patrol.  

President's Message

Who is ready for summertime? Family gatherings, barbecues, pool time, and CASTO.

The 2021 Mechanics and Maintenance Supervisors Workshop is set for July 15-16, 2021. This will be a virtual event hosted on the Hopin platform.

The 2021 Officers’ Workshop is scheduled for July 20, 2021 and will be hosted virtually through the Hopin platform.

I know we all cannot wait to get back to in-person events! Throughout the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we experienced our schools having to go on virtual learning endeavors; everyday activities cancelled, and had to find ways to pivot our thinking process within personal and professional settings. The many frustrations throughout the journey has allowed us all to become stronger and lean on one another for assistance.

CASTO Roadeo Chair, Doug Smith and Co-Chair, Antonio Perez held a virtual Roadeo workshop on Saturday, May 22, 2021. This event had many attendees and allowed our organization to continue providing the services needed to keep our industry members educated. We cannot wait for the 2022 Roadeo season! We have all missed participating in this event.

Lastly, I would like to ask all active CASTO members for help. As the newly elected president, my goal is to increase membership. Help me and ask those around you if they are CASTO members. If they aren’t, educate them – provide information about our annual state conference, chapter workshops, roadeos, and the various other things our organization can help them with. Additionally, they will get to eat some delicious food at most of these wonderful events and have the opportunity to receive T-01 credit for events they participate in. We are the awesome yellow bus industry and CASTO is one amazing professional organization. Don’t forget, agency memberships and all the benefits that come along with investing in that small fee for the district and the employees they have.

One of CASTO’s past presidents once told me, “What have you done for CASTO and for others lately?” I am asking the same question to all of you. On behalf of the entire CASTO Executive Board, I wish you a fabulous, fun-filled, and relaxing summer!

Cordially,

Matt Thomas, 2021-2022 CASTO State President


Why Should You Be a CASTO Member?

This document will aid you with answering the question..."Why should I be a CASTO Member?"

Why CASTO.pdf

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CASTO's Official Address

CASTO

PO Box 348120

Sacramento, CA 95834

CASTO 2020 Safety Poster Contest Winner


Bethany Smith, 7th Grade
Bridgeville Elementary School
Bridgeville, California



Chapter Assignments


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