School District No. 69 Qualicum
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School Bus Information

UPDATE - November  24, 2020 - the revised bus schedule, effective   Wednesday November 24, 2020  is now available.  If there were major changes to your child's route and/or times a note was sent home.   Be sure to check your child's stop(s) as other  slight adjustments were needed.  


September 23, 2020   - A district wide email message was sent out yesterday from Superintendent Keven Elder which provides an update on many things including:

Bus Transportation

We continue to work on confirming all eligible riders for all of our bus routes, with many runs right at capacity given that we are required to downsize our ridership by 1/3 due to COVID-19.

If you are an eligible rider and have not yet registered, please register on or before Friday, September 25, 2020.  We cannot guarantee you a seat if you register after that.

If you are an eligible rider and have registered, please let us know if you have changed your mind and will not be riding this year as it is important that we not hold seats for non-riders.

And finally, if you are a courtesy rider, please know that a small number of you may be getting calls to register on routes that have room. Note that this will likely be only a small number of routes, and that we will be calling you in the order in which you applied (first come first served) and only for those few routes that may have space.

With that information in mind, the process continues to be the same for submitting bus pass applications: 

Eligible riders:

    • Submit bus pass application by fax or email (information on form).
    • Bus pass will be issued and sent to the school for pick up when school starts.
    • Because buses cannot transport unregistered riders it is important that you get your applications in by Friday, September 25, 2020.
Courtesy riders:
    • Continue to send in the bus pass application and you will be notified if/when you can purchase a courtesy bus pass.    
Bus schedule  -   with the new COVID 19 requirements and protocols, we are experiencing full bus routes and are in the process of adjusting routes to meet those requirements.  Your child will be notified if this affects them and at the same time, the updated schedule will be posted.  

Along with the new protocols for loading and unloading the buses, you can expect slight time adjustments to morning pick ups and afternoon drop offs while the drivers and students get used to these new protocols.  


Walk Limits 

  • As per Policy 7054 walk limits are:
    • K - Gr. 7     3.2 KM with the exception of BES, EES and NBES which have a walk limit of 1.5 KM
    • Gr. 8 - 12    4.8 KM

Bus Pass Fees:

    • $0.00        -  eligible rider    ( within catchment area & outside of walk limit)
    • $125.00/yr - courtesy rider  (within catchment area and within walk limits or outside of catchment area)