Transportation

Division adopts new bus safety technology

The Division is pleased to announce that we will be enhancing the safety of our transportation services.

This includes installing interior cameras on all buses that service our schools. 

In addition, stop arm cameras and predictive stop-arm systems are also being installed on buses that service our rural communities. This will include areas where local bylaws allow the use of stop arms and 8-way red light flashing systems. 

These technologies are currently being installed and will be completed for the start of the 2021-22 school year. 

 

For a complete list of busing fees and Walk Guidelines please view our fee schedule and walk guidelines page.

 

To apply for busing or to find your child's route schedule, please login to your Parent Portal here.

 *All measurements for distance calculations will be determined by District Routing Software

If you experience any difficulty accessing or working in the Parent Portal, please call Transportation at (780) 459-7711 or email transportation@gsacrd.ab.ca for assistance, which will be happily provided.

Note: Transportation is provided to those families who apply for transportation and who live more than 2.4 KM to their designated school.  Transportation may be provided to those families who apply and reside outside of the walk boundary surrounding the school, where no transportation is available. 

The walk boundary distances surrounding schools are as follows: Elementary School is 1 KM, Junior & Senior High is 1.6 KM walking distance using all walking paths and green spaces. In these Walk boundaries there is no transportation available.

I am new to the Division how do I apply for busing?

If you are new to the division please call the transportation department at the Division office at 780-459-7711 and we can assist you with the process.

Do you need to cancel your bus application?

Notifying the driver or not riding the bus does not constitute cancellation of busing.

Please use the form in the Parent Portal labelled "Bus Cancellation." Return your child's bus pass to the school office to complete the process. Please note cancellations cannot be completed verbally, all cancellations must be in writing to the Division transportation department using the Parent Portal forms.

Will I receive a refund if I cancel my child's busing?

If you cancel prior to the first day of school and have paid your busing fees, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations after the first day of school will receive a refund for full months remaining in the school year. There will be no refunds or reduction in fees assigned after January 31 of the current school year.

Online forms are available for parents to make requests through the Parent Portal

We encourage all parents to continue to use the forms within the Parent Portal to enable all requests and response threads to be followed up within our system. Forms available through the Portal include the following:

Bus Pass Application Form 2020-2021

Bus Cancellation

Bus Pass Replacement Request

Change of Address

Route Concern Request

Stop Change Request: Stop Change Request

 

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