California Association of School Transportation Officials


Professional Development

CASBO Transportation Leadership Academy

Would you like to be the recognized transportation expert in your local education agency (LEA)? Consider attending our new Transportation Leadership Academy (TLA)!

This intensive 10-week program is designed for school business professionals working in a management or leadership role in the discipline of transportation who are interested in earning our new CASBO Director of Transportation Certification* (currently in development).

The TLA is intended to provide the education and networking you need to learn about and attain proficiency in:

  • School bus laws and regulations governing operations, instructor certifications, driver training and vehicle maintenance;
     
  • Budget and finance issues, including the Standardized Account Code Structure financial reporting system, operational and capital budgeting, purchasing, inventory, payables and payroll;
     
  • Personnel issues relative to the California Education Code, employment best practices, employee evaluations and leaves, collective bargaining, and conducting investigations;
     
  • Legal issues relative to ethics, sexual harassment training, child abuse reporting, citizen complaints, district policies, board relations, the Brown Act, student discipline and contracting for service;
     
  • School bus operations, best practices and comparative metrics relative to shop operations and vehicle maintenance, facility operations, dispatch and routing, appropriate staffing, driver training and record keeping; and
     
  • General management topics such as business writing and presentation skills, as well as enhanced management and situational leadership skills that will enhance your success and that of your transportation department.
     

CASBO will pilot two TLAs in 2018-19, with one session to be held in Northern California and one to be held in Southern California.

Locations for these two sessions are being confirmed, and detailed training schedules are now in development. Instruction will take place each weekend on Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program registration fee is $2,500 and includes attendance and award of continuing education units; materials and resources; and Friday dinner and Saturday continental breakfast and boxed lunch.

If you’re interested in learning more about this program and participating, please complete and submit your no-cost application, along with a cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation. We’ll notify you when your application is approved and registration opens for the confirmed locations.

Get the essential instruction you need to enhance your transportation career … and boost your LEA’s capacity. Attend an upcoming CASBO Transportation Leadership Academy!


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