Fees - Bus Pass

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The government grants financial assistance to school divisions for student transportation to a child's primary address. Requests for an additional location or for traversing boundary limits may be accommodated depending on route availability and bus capacity, which will incur a fee.
 
To find out if you qualify for a bus pass, free or paid, please  click here.
 
Fees are charged from the month the bus pass was printed to the end of the school year. Bus Pass fees for most students will be reflected in your fall school fee statement. Please note that unpaid bus pass fees will result in pass deactivation after the September grace period is over. 
 
Transportation Fees are charged when a student attends a school:
 
Out of designated School attendance boundary   $320.00 / child
Out of District boundary    $320.00 / child
School of choice outside designated School attendance boundary.   $320.00 / child

Program of choice outside designated School attendance boundary.

(Montessori, Fine Arts, STEM or Celtic Academy)

  $320.00 / child

 

Transportation Fees are charged in the following situations:

All secondary addresses and Students requiring an additional drop off/pickup location.

  $320.00 / child (NEW for 2023-2024)
Bus Pass Replacement Fee   $5.00 / reprint

 

NOTE: When purchasing a bus pass please note the following stipulations:
  • Only available if there is an existing route in place
  • Only available if there is space on the bus. The pass may be deactivated during the year if the spot is needed by an in-boundary student.
  • The child may have to access a bus stop beyond the typical threshold of 750 meters.
  • Purchase Is typically not permitted when a student does not meet the minimum distance requirements for bussing (Minimum distance of 1.7 km (K-3) and 2.4 km (4-12) from the school. Example: A child in grade 2 lives only 1.2 km away.
 
Examples of Out-Of-Boundary Bus Pass Purchases: 
  • If you live outside the Mother Teresa regular attendance boundary, you will be charged an Out of Boundary Transportation Fee to attend the Montessori Program.
  • If you live outside your neighborhood attendance boundary to attend a Celtic Academy program, you will be charged an Out of Attendance Area Transportation Fee.
  • If you choose to attend any other school besides the one you are zoned for, you will be charged an Out of Attendance Area Transportation Fee.
  • If you reside outside our District Boundaries, you will be charged an Out of District Boundary Transportation Fee.
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Examples of Secondary Addresses and Students requiring an additional drop-off/pickup location: 
  • All additional pickup/dropoff locations are subject to the fee even if within the students designated school attendance boundary. 
  • If your child has a secondary address, such as a parent's home, a grandparent's residence, a day home, or a location other than the student's Home/Primary Address bussing may be available for a fee.  Approval for secondary or additional pickup/dropoff locations is dependent on an existing route in place and only if there is space available.