Our Transportation Leadership Academy is designed for school business professionals aspiring to or already working in a transportation management or leadership role who are interested in earning a CASBO Director of Transportation Certification. Supervisors, directors and managers are encouraged to attend.

This intensive program (held one weekend each month for 10 months) offers a collegial and cooperative atmosphere intended to provide the education and networking you need to gain an understanding of the dedication, care and compassion necessary for leadership, as well as the tools necessary to thrive beyond the academic environment.

Get the essential instruction you need to enhance your transportation career … and boost your LEA’s capacity. Register for one of our upcoming sessions today!

Learn about and attain proficiency in technical management topics, including:
  • 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
  • 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

Read what your fellow transportation professionals are saying about the TLA.

By learning from the experts in the field, I feel better prepared to serve in the formidable role of managing a school bus transportation department. CASBO’s Transportation Leadership Academy is, without question, worth the time and investment. – Anton Q. Lotter; Assistant Director of Transportation; Poway Unified School District

In-Progress Sessions

Northern California

Began August 26, 2022

Twin Rivers USD

Sacramento, CA

Registration Closed

Southern California

Began April 22, 2022

Orange CDE

Costa Mesa, CA

Registration Closed

Check back in 2023 for the next session.

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