School Bus Information

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SEPTEMBER 2017

SCHOOL START UP - Reminder to all parents that bus passes are mandatory for students riding to/from school.  Application forms are available below and at all schools.  If the bus pass is for an eligible student you may fax the completed form to 250 954-3028 and a bus pass will be sent to the school.  If it is for a courtesy rider you will need to purchase the bus pass at the School Board Office - 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville.

  • Bus Schedule
    • The schedule for the 2017-18 school year remains the same until numbers are confirmed for each route.  Be sure to check the schedule regularly as school starts up to see if there are any changes to your stop times and/or names.
    • Morning pick up:     ensure that your child is at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the posted time
    • Afternoon pick up:  Kindergarten children MUST be met at the bus stop.
  • 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
    • There are exceptions to walk limits where special needs students are concerned. Adjustments may also be made in the event of unsafe conditions developing, as judged jointly by the RCMP, the Department of Highways and the Transportation Department. 
  • Bus Passes

    • Bus passes are mandatory for all students riding to/from school.  Without a bus pass, students can be refused transportation on the school bus.  Bus drivers will be asking to see passes at the start of the year and passes will be mandatory as of October 16, 2017.   

    • 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) 

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