The Northern California Transportation Leadership Academy (TLA) begins on August 26, but registration ends on June 30!

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If you’re someone who aspires to become the transportation leader in your LEA, this is your last chance for the year to get the deep understanding and comprehensive training of our well-rounded professional development program that’s designed to set you on your road to success as a CASBO-certified Director of Transportation.

Developed for our network of existing and aspiring transportation professionals working in management or leadership roles, the TLA is designed to give you an understanding of the dedication, care and compassion necessary for leadership, as well as the tools necessary to thrive in the transportation discipline. Topics include:

  • School bus laws and regulations governing operations, instructor certifications, driver training, and vehicle maintenance.
  • Budget and finance issues, including the Standardized Account Code Structure financial reporting system, operational and capital budgeting, purchasing, inventory, payables, and payroll.
  • Personnel issues relative to the California Education Code, employment best practices, employee evaluations and leaves, collective bargaining, and conducting investigations.
  • Legal issues relative to ethics, sexual harassment training, child abuse reporting, citizen complaints, district policies, board relations, the Brown Act, student discipline, and contracting for service.
  • School bus operations, best practices and comparative metrics relative to shop operations and vehicle maintenance, facility operations, dispatch and routing, appropriate staffing, driver training, and record-keeping; and
  • General management topics such as business writing and presentation skills, as well as enhanced management and situational leadership skills that will enhance your success and that of your transportation department.

Held one weekend each month for 10 months, this course offers you the essential instruction you need to enhance your career and boost the capacity of your local education agency.


In order to be considered “registered” , CASBO requires payment in full. See our Terms and Conditions for details.