Pam McDonald, president of CASTO, honored a male and female driver in the audience who have the longest school bus driving careers with crowns. Here, Donald Hain from San Marcos Unified School District takes his crown and accepts the title of "king" for the day.
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PHOTOS: CASTO 2019 Highlights

Take a look at some of the speakers and sessions at the California Association of School Transportation Officials' annual conference. There was even a special appointment of school bus "royalty."

Pam McDonald, director of transportation for Orange (Calif.) Unified School District, shown second row wearing purple, is in the midst of succession planning. She expects all staff members to mentor promising employees.
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Districts Help School Bus Drivers Climb the Career Ladder

As Baby Boomers leave the workforce, other pupil transportation staff will have more opportunities to advance. Many school districts provide education, training, and mentorship — investments that pay off in employee retention and satisfaction.

A video about the career of special-needs school bus driver Karen Sweet was one of the standout videos posted on SBF's website in 2018.
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Editor's Picks 2018: Videos of the Year

A career spotlight on one special-needs school bus driver and second graders teaching school bus safety were a couple of School Bus Fleet’s web highlights in 2018.

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