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.

Industry News

With the Holiday’s and legislators still staffing their offices, there has not been a lot of movement in Sacramento.

However, there are a few items of note.

In school bus replacement there are two upcoming meetings. The first, is a the Energy Commission workshop regarding the bulk pricing of electric school buses for the Energy Commission’s School Bus Replacement Program. The second, is a California Air Resources Board (CARB) workshop regarding the development of the new $10 million Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project.

The Energy Commission’s Meeting is this Tuesday January, 8 at 1:30 P.M. Participation is available through the WebEx information below. More information can be found here:

To join the WebEx event, go to

Event Number: 929 245 819
Event Password: No password required
Topic: Pre-App Workshop: Bulk Pricing Electric School Buses

The CARB Workshop for the new $10 million Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project is Thursday, January 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participation is available by teleconference using the below dial-in information. More information can be found at the following link:

Dial-In #: 888-390-6586

Passcode: 9163823

Last but, by no means least, the Home-to-School Transportation bill we are working on with CSBA has been submitted to legislature’s legal department  to be drafted into legislation. In addition, we are still working on collection information through the 2018 Home-to-School Transportation Survey. If you have not done so yet, please fill out  the 2018 Home-to-School Transportation Survey: We only had 49 participants. Any additional participation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your support and wishing you all a great new year!


Nico Chavez

Strategic Education Services

1130 K Street, Suite 250

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 441-3909

Fax: (916) 441-4577

Public Work Group Teleconference on the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pleased to invite you to participate in a public work group to discuss the development of the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project of the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). 

This work group will provide an opportunity to meet with staff and other participants interested in the development of the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project.  Staff will provide an overview of the process, criteria, and potential implementation strategies.  Staff will be available to answer questions and receive stakeholder input.

DATE:            January 17, 2019 
TIME:             11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
LOCATION:   Teleconference 

For teleconference information and additional details, please see the work group meeting notice.   

Assembly Bill 1840Committee on Budget. Education financehas been signed by Governor Brown for the extension of compliance of the child safety alert system. 

Please review the bill, section 34, at


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Professional Development Opportunities

CASBO has been working with a couple of long-time CASTO members to develop a School Transportation Leadership certificate program.  CASTO supported this effort.  The program will occur over ten months and consume one weekend per month, with a Friday evening class, and an all-day Saturday class.  This will be a rigorous program that is designed to train current and prospective school transportation leaders in the technical aspects of the job of Director, Supervisor or Manager, as well as prepare students for the elements and nuances of leadership.  Check out our new Professional Development page for more information.

If you are in the Sacramento area, please support CASTO Bingo.  For more information please visit

CASTO's official address has changed!

The new address is: 


PO Box 348120

Sacramento, CA 95834

Please send any future correspondence to the new address above.  Please help get the word out and forward this to your accounting and payroll departments to ensure payroll deductions are routes properly.  

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