- Transportation assistance may be granted, in accordance with the Board of Education Policy (Regulation #5040.1), to those parents who fulfill the required qualifications and are prepared to provide their students with transportation in order that they may attend school.
- Transportation Assistance Funding will only be considered for transportation support of students with Special Needs.
- Excerpt: Reg. #5040.1 Transportation Assistance â€“ Special Needs Students
Where Special Needs students are eligible for transportation as per the â€ścriteriaâ€ť (below), and due to special circumstances are not able to ride on a school bus, or a school bus pick up is not available, parents are eligible to apply annually for Transportation Assistance funding. The Director of Instruction â€“ Special Education will review and determine eligibility.
o To be eligible for consideration of regular bus transportation to and from school, the student must:
o Live more than the following distance from the nearest school (catchment area whether or not they attend that school).
a) 4 km for grades K through 3
b) 4.8 km for grades 4 â€“ 12
c) 3.2 km from the home to the bus pick up or drop off location
o Attend their neighbourhood school (catchment area).