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Transportation

Transportation is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. However, the Board of School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) may provide transportation, using a safe, effective and efficient transportation system, for students to attend school and some other school related functions under certain circumstances …

Specifically, transportation for students to and from the catchment school or district program is provided under the following circumstances:

  • if the student lives beyond the walk limits;
  • if there are enough students to make the trip economically feasible; and
  • if the trip can be made safely.
BUS PASSES
Each student must be registered for bussing in order to ride on a School District No. 20 school bus. Each registered bus rider will be issued a bus pass in the form of a hard plastic card which is carried by the student. This pass must be presented each time the student boards and departs the school bus. 
 
*For more information on Bus Passes, click here
 
STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO BOARD AND DISEMBARK THEIR ASSIGNED BUS AT THEIR ASSIGNED STOP AND SCHOOL
 
ROUTES
Bus Routes are built annually by the Transportation Department prior to September school start up. Routes may be extended if there are at least eight students to be picked up, and unless the proposed extension of the route would involve travel over a road considered impassable or dangerous. Route extensions will not be added mid-year. Generally, bus stops are established two kilometers apart, bearing in mind safety factors and the concentration of population. Student bus and routes assigned will be determined based on the home address on file with the school. 

BUS ALERTS
ALL SCHOOL BUS ROUTE DELAYS IN EXCESS OF 20 MINUTES WILL BE POSTED ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITE AND PARENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION WITH THE DELAY INFORMATION. 
Parents should develop a safety plan and ensure their children understand what to do it if the school bus is late or down not arrive at the stop. 

Click here for an example of a Family Safety Plan. 
 
 

TRAIL TRANSIT BUSSING INFORMATION
Trail Transit bussing information can be found at: https://www.bctransit.com/west-kootenay/home 
Students with special needs may be eligible for transportation or transportation assistance.
All requests for transportation assistance for students with special needs will be managed by the Director of Student Support Services and the District Transportation Supervisor.