Step 1 - Eligibility Criteria

Students Eligible for Busing (includes French Immersion)

All students residing within the following distance criteria are considered eligible to ride a school bus (No transportation fees required):

    • Grade K-3 residing 1.7 km or more within the attendance boundaries of their designated school*
    • Grades 4-12 residing 2.4 km or more within the attendance boundaries of their designated school*
    • Any Grade that is required to cross the listed roadways within the attendance boundaries of their designated/zoned school*:
        • Wapiti Road (Hwy 40)
        • 68 Avenue
        • 84 Avenue
        • 92 Street south of 100th avenue only *NEW
        • 100 Street
        • 116 Avenue* NEW
        • 132 Avenue
        • Southview subdivision for students attending St. Kateri
        • Students living in Chelsea Villas (those crossing 102 St) to attend St. Catherine

A maximum of 2 transportation services are allowed per student.  Requesting to pay for additional service options is not accepted due to room availability.

Students NOT Eligible for Busing

All students within the following distance criteria are not considered eligible to ride a school bus and parents will be required to find an alternate means to get their child(ren) to school (requests to pay options are not available):  

    • Grade K-3 residing/living less than 1.7 km from their designated school*
    • Grades 4-12 residing/living less than 2.4 km from their designated school*
    • Students that reside out-of-boundary from their designated school* or designated Program of Choice School**, where a pre-existing connection can not be made.
 
 
Transportation Service Areas/School Attendance Boundaries maps
Please select an option below to view transportation availability from an entered address or to view a schools attendance boundary.
 
You will be directed to the "School/Transportation Search" portal to enter an address inquiry.  The following results will populate pending your selection of a Simple or Advanced Search:
    • You Ride. = You are eligible to ride the bus to the school/grade you entered
    • You do not ride. = You are not eligible to ride the bus to the school/grade you entered
 
22-23 Transportation Service Areas  School Attendance Boundaries

 

Note:  Walk limits to bus stops for all aged students is 750 meters.  Parents/Guardians are responsible to get their child(ren) to the bus stop.  School Boards are responsible for your child(ren) safety once your child(ren) is aboard the school bus.

 

Out-of-Boundary or Out-of-District (School of Choice or Program of Choice School)

The Board supports that parents may chose to attend a School of Choice or Program of Choice School, however school bus services may not be guaranteed.  If there is room available on the bus and the student is able to meet the bus on route at a pre-existing stop, transportation can be provided for a fee.

 

Students that have been approved to ride the bus to their school of choice should interpret the service as being valid for a one (1) school year term only, with the expectation that your child(ren) may not be able to obtain the same school bus service the following school year.

 

Students may be required to fill out Form 306A Boundary Exemption Form by your school.

 

Shared/Joint Custody

We will do our best to accommodate up to two (2) transportation services per student as per the eligible/in-eligible criteria above.  Eg. One parent residence may be eligible, while one parent residence may not be eligible.  It will be up to the in-eligible parent to find alternate arrangements.

 

Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility

Urban (within city limits of GP) - Parents with children in Pre-Kindergarten are required to transport their child to a Pre-Kindergarten program unless alternate transportation is designated by the Supervisor of Early Learning and the child is eligible.

Rural - Parents with children in Pre-Kindergarten can be transported to a Pre-Kindergarten program by school bus only if an older sibling is riding.

 

 

*Designated School - a student residing within the attendance/zoned area for that school

**Designated Program of Choice School - a student residing within the attendance/zoned area for that Program of Choice (excludes Arts Integration and Performing Arts/Drama Programs)

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