CASTO President’s Message: Fall 2023
Presidents Message: Fall 2023
Dear Members of the California Association of School Transportation Officials,
As we embark on the new school year, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for your unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. Your dedication and hard work make our association so impactful, and I am honored to serve as your president.
Before we move forward, I would like to extend a special thank you to the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District for hosting the highly successful 2023 Mechanics and Maintenance Supervisor Workshop and Trade Show. Their support and state-of-the-art facilities were instrumental in making the event a resounding success. I am grateful for their partnership in advancing school bus safety in California.
I would also like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our vendors and sponsors, who played a crucial role in making the workshop and trade show possible. Their commitment to our cause and the safety of our students is truly commendable.
As we continue our journey, let us focus intensely on school bus safety. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every student who steps onto a school bus can do so with the confidence that they will reach their destination safely. This means upholding the highest maintenance standards, driver training, and operational procedures.
While celebrating our past achievements, we must also look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead. Together, we can work towards implementing new safety initiatives and best practices that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students.
As the 2023 School Transportation Business Management Forum approaches, I encourage you to attend. This forum provides a platform to exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaborate on strategies to further enhance school bus safety in our state. Together, we can pool our expertise to ensure California remains at the forefront of student transportation safety.
In closing, I again extend my appreciation to each member of our association. Your dedication to student safety is the driving force behind our collective success. Let us continue to support one another, learn from each other, and work together to create a safer and more secure environment for the students we serve.
The Executive Board wishes you all a successful and rewarding school year!
Mike Sawyer | President California Association of School Transportation Officials