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Triboard Transportation Services

Student Eligibility

The School Boards offer transportation  to/from addresses that are (1) equal to or greater than the Minimum Distance to the school, and (2) within the school’s attendance boundary.  NOTE: distances are determined using specialized software (not google maps). 
Addresses that are less than the Minimum Distance to the school are not eligible for busing. Families are responsible for determining  what alternative method of travel is safest for their children (walk, carpool, bike, public transportation, etc.,).  
If the address is outside the school’s attendance boundary, regardless of program enrollment, the student is not entitled to transportation. A school’s acceptance of out-of-boundary enrollment does not mean transportation is provided.  

BUS STOP LOCATION:

Home stops are not common. Most students will be required to travel to meet the bus. Group stops are safest because they have been established using safety criteria and have multiple students using them. New bus stops are established only when a student would otherwise be required to travel farther than the Maximum Distance to the Bus Stop. 

REGISTERING FOR THE BUS:

Eligible students must apply for transportation. NOTE: many school registration applications ask if transportation is needed but this has no connection to our application process. Transportation registration and school registration are completely separate processes. 

TRANSPORTING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), students recognized by the School Board as having disabilities do not need to meet the Minimum Distance requirement noted above. We work with the Board to determine if students can ride a school bus without risking their own mental/physical health or the mental/physical health of other riders and the bus driver.  If not, accessible transportation will be arranged. 

Click here to review The Boards’ Transportation Policy in full. 

Cancellations & Delays

Alert

Transportation Application Deadline for 2024-2025 is August 11

If your student currently has school bus transportation and there is no change to their school or address in September you do not need to take any action or reapply. Current school bus transportation will remain in place unless you are contacted directly by Tri-Board Student Transportation.  However, if you have a student for the 2024-25 school year that:

then you need to apply for transportation by August 11, 2024 to ensure that transportation is in place for the first day of school in September. Read more at triboard.ca/deadline24-25.

If you require assistance please visit triboard.ca/contact to contact us.