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Is There an Age my Child Can be Let Off the Bus Alone?

Published January 14, 2019

There is no set age a child can be dropped off without a guardian present. We provide schools with a purple “Met at Stop” tag  for all new Kindergarten riders. The purple tag tells the bus driver someone must be at the stop to meet a child and can be used at any age. If you feel your child should be allowed off the bus without a guardian present, talk to your bus driver and operator to come up with a plan that works for your family. Ultimately, parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s safety going to or coming from the bus stop, even if the stop is at your home.







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Bus Cancelations Due to Driver Shortage

Ontario is experiencing a school bus driver shortage causing buses to be cancelled. We appreciate that a bus cancellation impacts students and their families. Our bus companies are actively training more bus drivers to prevent cancellations.  If you or someone you know is interested in driving a school bus in Tri-Board’s service area, please visit triboard.ca/drivers.