In ongoing efforts at increasing efficiency through greater cooperation, the four member school boards of the East of Thunder Bay Transportation Consortium will provide transportation to eligible students.
Eligibility by Students Address
Resident students registered in and attending a school operated by a School Board and who permanently reside, or whose parent(s)/guardian(s) or caregiver permanently resides, more than the following distances by public road or publicly owned and maintained access route from the designated school may be provided transportation:
Transportation will be provided for:
Junior and Senior Kindergarten students * who live beyond a distance of 0.2 km from their school of attendance.
Grades 1 to 3 students * who live beyond a distance of 1.2 km from their school of attendance.
Grades 4 to 8 students * who live beyond a distance of 1.6 km from their school of attendance.
Students will be required to walk to and from regular school bus stops.
Transportation will be provided for: Students enrolled in a secondary school that live beyond the distance of 3.2 km from their school of attendance.
Students are permitted to ride only on the buses and routes assigned to them and must have permission for changes.
Students are permitted to have one (1) permanent pick-up and one (1) permanent drop-off location. These two locations may be different providing it is a daily occurrence. Any variance from this process is subject to the approval of the Transportation Coordinator.
Only Permanent changes are permitted to a student’s pick up or drop off location. A permanent change is considered to be 15 days or more. If a parent or guardian is going away for a temporary period (less than 15 days) it is their responsibility to arrange transportation to and from school or to the permanent bus stop. Students with separated parents may have a pick up and drop off for each parent, but there must be a permanent schedule in place. Eg. Monday and Wednesday at mom’s house, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at dad’s house, week at one parent, week at other parent.
All requests for transportation and changes are to go through your school.