Administrative Procedure 560

BUS ROUTES

Background 

The Division shall maintain and review annually the required number of bus routes to transport all eligible students to and from their designated school on a daily basis. The major considerations in establishing the routes shall be student safety, student needs, and cost-efficiency. Any deviations to the established routes shall be minimal and in harmony with the following procedures.

Procedures

  1. In general, a student shall be considered eligible for busing to school if he/she lives beyond 2.4 km from the school. If a family has students attending several schools, the distance shall be determined from the furthermost school.
     
  2. Bus routes shall be reviewed annually and adjustments made to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the program. Consideration shall be given to bus sizes and needs.
    1. The Transportation Supervisor shall monitor bus routes and busloads constantly during the year and by August 31 of each year will make any change(s) required in the bussing system in preparation for the new school year.
       
  3. All requests for extensions onto private property shall be made in writing to the Transportation Supervisor and any extensions granted shall take into consideration:
    1. Need and/or safety of the student(s).
    2. Condition of the road.
    3. Provision of a turnabout.
       
  4. The Division reserves the right to charge a fee for any extension granted as well as to review all extensions annually.
     
  5. The Division shall be responsible to contact parent(s) before the commencement of the school year in situations where payment in lieu is to be considered, or in cases where student needs dictate, as soon as possible.
     

Appendix

Administrative Procedure 560 Appendix A: Students Missing the Bus After School

Administrative Procedure 560 Appendix B: Payment in Lieu of Regular Bus Service

Reference

Section 4,11,33,36,37,52,53,59,59.1,68,197,222,225 Education Act

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Traffic Safety Act 

Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation 121/2009 

Student Transportation Regulation 250/98 (Amended A.R. 125/2005) 

Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation 304/2002 

Vehicle Equipment Regulation 122/2009

Funding Manual for School Authorities

 

Approved: March 27, 2003

Amended: May 18, 2005; May 5, 2009; August 21, 2018