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School Bus Passes

School Bus Lottery

Castro Valley Unified School District

May 23, 2024

Additional Lottery Information


Each student’s respective lottery number was assigned and shared with individual families directly via our communication system, Parent Square. 


Families will receive email communication with lottery results and instructions when to purchase bus pass for respective students by Friday May 31, 5/31/24.  As space becomes available, the space will be offered in order of priority on the waiting list.


Lottery Process


All school bus  applications submitted by the May 5th deadline will be drawn in random order until capacity is reached.  We will draw numbers for the spaces that are available and we will continue drawing from the remaining school bus applications to create the waiting list.


Those students who are on the waitlist will be contacted Via email when a space becomes available


Specific  Lottery

Route B-1 through B-6   1:15 PM Lottery Draw

Route B-7   1:35 PM Lottery Draw

Route C-1   1:55 PM Lottery Draw

Route C2 through C-5  2:15 PM Lottery Draw


If you are planning on applying for our district's Free or Reduced Meal Program this school year, you must first complete this process before purchasing your child's bus pass, as NO REFUNDS will be issued. Once your child has been approved for our Free or Reduced Meal Program, bring your email confirmation to the CV Adult School to purchase your child's bus pass.
 Link to our district's Free or Reduced Meal Program for 24-25 School Year will be updated in July 2024



TRACEY VIERRA (510) 537-3000 ext 6901

EMAIL [email protected]



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).



Aaron Ackerman, Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation

Tracey Vierra, Supervisor of Transportation



Name Position Contact Information
Tracey Vierra Transportation Supervisor      
510 537-3000 ext 6901
Jeff Anderson Transportation Lead
510 537-3000 ext 6906
Lucas Panconi  Mechanic
510 538-8833 ext 6907
Aaron Ackerman MOT Director
510 537-3000 ext 6902
Nancy Nodal
Office Technician
 510 537-3000 ext 6915

Transportation Department Overview

Castro Valley is fortunate to have a home-to-school transportation program. The Transportation Department safely transports an average of 350 students per day to and from school. We also transport students on field trips and district sports teams to and from games. 


Our Goal

  • To have a safe and reliable fleet of school buses and special education vans.
  • To provide the students with properly maintained equipment in a clean environment.
  • To utilize all training resources available to give drivers and mechanics the tools needed to meet and exceed department standards.
  • To maintain a transportation department that the School District, staff and community can be proud of.                                    

How do you become a school bus driver?

To be qualified as a school bus driver you need to have a CDL (commercial driver's license) and a clean driving record. You will also have to complete special training. Because school bus drivers work with children, you will need to pass a background check. 

If you would like further details about being a special education van driver or school bus driver please contact the Transportation Department at 510 537-3000 ext 6901or email at [email protected] or [email protected] 

The California Department of Education, in compliance with EC 39831.3, requires the District Office and all school sites to have a Transportation Safety Plan available for view at all times. A Transportation Safety Plan provides District employees, families, and students with procedures and guidelines to ensure the safe transportation of students.  The plan shall be revised as required on annual basis.