Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!
Castro Valley Unified School District
The Castro Valley Valley Unified School District is looking for individuals interested in becoming a Van Driver and School Bus Drivers!
Please use the links to apply for employment
School Bus Pass Prices and Hours 2023-2024
4430 ALMA AVE.
CASTRO VALLEY, CA 94546
BUS PASSES SHALL BE PURCHASED AT THE CASTRO VALLEY ADULT SCHOOL.
STARTING JULY 19th 2023 ONLY 7/19-7/21 HOURS WILL BE
MONDAY-THURSDAY 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
BUSINESS HOURS TO PURCHASE BUS PASSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
FRIDAY- 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
SATURDAY- SUNDAY CLOSED
THE LOTTERY WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT WHEN THEY CAN GO PURCHASE THEIR BUS PASS.
WHEN PURCHASING BUS PASSES, STUDENTS MUST BE PRESENT TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN.
SEMESTER (Fall: 8/9/2023-12/22/2023 and Spring: 12/23/23-5/31/24
ALL DAY………………..... $350
CASH, CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, AND MASTERCARD ACCEPTED.
LAST YEARS PASSES SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED
ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING ROUTES OR WAITLIST.
PLEASE CONTACT : THE TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR
TRACEY VIERRA (510) 537-3000 ext 6901
EMAIL [email protected]
TO: Waitlist Families For School Bus
July 28, 2023
Castro Valley Unified School District, like many other school districts across the country, is experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. This, coupled with more school bus rider sign ups than in prior years, has created long waitlists for the limited routes that CVUSD is able to offer.
The Transportation Department has been actively recruiting new bus drivers since the spring in an attempt to be fully staffed by the start of the school year. While CVUSD already offers competitive pay for school bus drivers, the Transportation Department determined that increasing the number of daily hours offered to school bus drivers would make CVUSD more attractive to potential applicants so positions are now posted for full time rather than part time.
Additionally, the Transportation Department has been successful in having in house training for potential new bus drivers to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for obtaining the required certificates and licenses to be a school bus driver. With positions that were recently increased to full time, we were able to hire one driver and another one in the process of hiring. Both will go through in house training as well as field training with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to get the proper certification which takes a couple of months.
We will continue to monitor bus passes that become available within the next couple of weeks as we usually have families that decide to cancel their spots and so we go through the waitlist to offer available spots. Once we have available spots, we will immediately notify families and provide instructions.
CVUSD remains committed to providing transportation options for the students and families of Castro Valley, and will continue to pursue every viable option for recruiting and retaining school bus drivers.
In the meantime we want to highlight a transportation resource available to students whose families experience financial hardship. The Student Transit Pass Program offers free Clipper Cards to eligible 6th to 12th graders with free AC Transit bus fares and discounted BART fares (English, Español, 广东话Guǎngdōng huà).
Thank you for your attention and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Aaron Ackerman, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation
Tracey Vierra, Supervisor of Transportation
|Tracey Vierra||Transportation Supervisor||
510 537-3000 ext 6901
|Jeff Anderson||Transportation Lead||
510 537-3000 ext 6906
|Karn Krainarong||Heavy Duty Mechanic||
510 538-8833 ext 6907
|Aaron Ackerman||MOT Director||
510 537-3000 ext 6902
510 537-3000 ext 6915