California Association of School Transportation Officials

Upcoming events

    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 07 Jul 2017
    • South Lake Tahoe High School

    The 2017 Mechanic & Maintenance Supervisor Workshop and Trade Show is scheduled for Thursday, July 6 and Friday, July 7, 2017 at South Tahoe High School.

    Thursday, July 6th is the Trade Show and it will be in the gym at South Tahoe High School with tabletop displays and buses outside.

    The table set up will be on Wednesday, July 5th beginning at 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please make sure your company will be finished by 6:00 pm. A white plastic table cloth will be given to those vendors who do not have a table top cover. Everyone will need to be at your display table in the gym by 9:15 am Thursday July 6th.

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    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 07 Jul 2017
    • South Lake Tahoe High School

    The Mechanics Workshop and Vendor Show is scheduled for Thursday, July 6 and Friday, July 7, 2017 at South Lake Tahoe High School.

    CASTO is offering a program of in-service training for transportation personnel in a workshop setting at Lake Tahoe.  This workshop will be focused on transportation mechanics and maintenance supervisor/managers.

    Tentative Schedule

    The California’s Best event recognizes school bus technicians/mechanics for the important role they play in school transportation. The “Best of the Best Training and Competition” includes a written knowledge exam plus a “hands on” competition to determine the “Best of the Best” in California. The CASTO member Technician and Inspector with the highest score from a combined written and “hands on” part of the competition will be sponsored by CASTO and will represent California at the 43rd annual NAPT conference, November 4-7, 2017 in Columbus OH. Where they will compete against State winners from around the United States and Canada “

    The cost of the workshop is $75.  

    Registration must be received and paid by June 30, 2017.

    Those attending are encouraged to pick up their badges, schedules and lunch tickets on Wednesday between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM 

    Vendor Show will be offered on Thursday.  Please check the registration table when you check in for more information.

    You may sign up by selecting the registration button. Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us!

    There isn’t a host hotel this year, since the dates had to be changed. You are on your own and there are several hotels to choose from. I have two listed below, but there isn’t a special rate, so you may want to use Trivago https://www.trivago.com or Expedia https://www.expedia.com to find a hotel.

    Aston Lakeland Village Reservations - 1-800-822-5969

    Harrah’s Resort Hotel Reservations - 1-800-455-4770 


    California Best Tech & Mechanic information


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