Good news! We received confirmation on September 21st that the Transportation Spending Plan the School District submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval has been approved. This means that we can begin the process of refunding bussing fees that families have paid. We will begin that process as soon as possible. Thank you again for your patience.
The Transportation Department continues to work on the implementation of bus passes across the District. This new project has been both exciting and challenging for us: we are excited about the increased student safety aspects of using bus passes and about the improved ridership data we can now collect, but we know that there have been some challenges with the passes. We will be analyzing our processes later this fall, once things are settled, and will work toward addressing the challenges we've experienced. A genuine and big thank you to families for supporting us with this project; we appreciate you helping by ensuring your child uses their bus pass on a daily basis.
The Board of Education approved the submission of the district’s Transportation Funding Plan to the Ministry. The plan has been submitted. Once the Ministry approves the plan, refunds for bus fees already paid will be processed.
Please note that any student planning to ride a district bus MUST be registered.