California Association of School Transportation Officials 51st Annual Conference in Anaheim

Theresa Anderson, NAPT Region 5 Director, discussed the difficulties dealing with students using social media, during her April 13 presentation at the California Association of School Transportation Officials 51st Annual Conference in Anaheim. (Photos by David George.)

The California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) held its 51st Annual Conference in Anaheim on April 13-15, which attracted over 500 attendees.

One of the more eye-opening presentations at the CASTO conference was by Carl Fong, chief technology officer for the Orange County Dept. of Education, who demonstrated how easy it is for thieves to steal personal data, such as with devices that acquire charge card numbers.
Dozens of vendors exhibited their newest products during the annual CASTO conference in Anaheim.
Stephanie Oliver, from the California Department of Education, discussed the Paul Lee Bill during her review of legal resources on April 13.
Alex Robinson, MEd, CDPT, who directs the New York City Dept. of Education, and who used to work in Southern California, kept the audience rocking with her spirited presentation on operating their almost 10,000 bus fleet.
Andrew Peters, with the California Dept. of Education, discussed effective vehicle control training in electric school buses, during his April 13 presentation in Anaheim.
Scott Rea, from the San Mateo County Office of Education, discussed the finer points of stopping distances and reaction times for avoiding a crash, during his detailed presentation on Saturday.