As part of its current strategic plan, the Board of Education has undertaken a review of transportation policy. This review will include a public survey, and community consultation on possible policy changes. You can find more information on current policy and timelines for consultation below.
You can complete the survey here.
Transportation Policy, Facts and Timelines
- Students are eligible for busing if they are attending their catchment area school and reside outside of the walk limits.
- Current walk limits are:
- Grades K to 3 residing 4.0 km from school
- Grades 4 to 12 residing 4.8 km from school
- Students who are not eligible for transportation can register as a courtesy rider. Courtesy riders may be able to ride based on whether there is a preexisting bus route, space available on the route and no additional stops are required.
- Courtesy ridership may be cancelled at any time with one week's notice.
- 23% of students in the District are registered to ride the bus. Of these, 34% are eligible to ride based on the current transport policy.
- 36% of busing students are going to an elementary school, 29% to a middle school and 34% to a secondary school.
- Based on the current budget, transportation costs approximately $670 per rider.
- November 1 to 30: Public Survey on Transportation.
- January 1: Recommendations published on School District website.
- January 1 to 31: Public meetings to obtain feedback on recommendations. These discussions are not community specific and the public are welcome to attend any date or location that is convenient.
- January 8 in the Summerland Secondary Library - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- January 22 in the Princess Margaret Library - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- January 29 in the IMC (School Board Office) - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- February 11: Recommendations and feedback presented to the Business Committee.
- February 24: Board of Education to consider recommendations from Business Committee.