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.
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.
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 does not arrive at the stop.
Click here for an example of a Family Safety Plan
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.