Eligibility

 

Transportation is provided for eligible school aged students attending District Schools who have registered to ride a school bus. Busses are provided by the Ministry of Education for students whose primary residence is beyond the walk limits of their catchment school or board approved bussing for safety reasons. Courtesy riders may be accommodated on a space availability basis.

Walk Limits: are set by the School District and measured as the shortest distance by public road from the primary residence to the catchment school.

  • Kindergarten to grade 5 students beyond 3.0 km; and
  • Grade 6 to 12 students beyond 4.0 km.
  • Students with special needs; see eligibility below.

ELIGIBILITY:

Regular Riders: Five (5) categories of students are entitled to bussing.

  • Rural Riders: students who reside beyond the walk limits and are attending their catchment school. The Baragar school locator may be used to determine walking distances to the catchment area school. Baragar School Locator
  • Overflow/Alternate School Riders: students who are asked to attend a school outside their catchment area due to lack of space (overflow) or a student assigned to an alternate school. (Walk limits apply.)
  • English Language Learner Riders: students approved by Student Services and enrolled in English Language Learning (ELL) classes. (Walk limits apply.)
  • Promontory Riders: G. W. Graham students living in the Promontory Elementary catchment area.​

  • Special Needs Riders: students who are unable to walk to and from school due to physical or mental disabilities. Student Services approval is required, as per Administrative Regulation 710.3.

Courtesy Riders: Three (3) categories of students are eligible for courtesy bussing.

  • Conditional Riders: students living within the No Ride Zone attending their catchment area school. Bussing may be provided based on availability of seating on an existing bus route. Priority will be given to elementary students and students living furthest away from the school.
  • Special Program Riders: students attending special programs approved by the School Board such as special reading programs and drug and alcohol referrals. (Walk limits apply.)
  • School of Choice Riders: students attending a school other than their catchment school by choice (including French Immersion).  Bussing may be provided based on availability of seating on an existing bus route. Busses will not be re-routed and no additional stops will be added.

Note: There is no bussing for early French Immersion.

  • Termination of courtesy ridership – The Board of Education reserves the right to terminate courtesy bussing at any time. Should this occur the Manager of Transportation will provide written notification with a minimum of one week advanced notice.

PASSENGER LISTS:
Transportation will produce bus passenger lists as required under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulation, Division 11 – School Busses.

BUS PASSES:
All student riders must carry a valid photo ID bus pass and present it to the driver of the assigned bus at the time of boarding. Bus passes will be produced by the Transportation Department once payment or payment arrangements have been made.

Passes will be made available for pickup beginning in August from the Transportation Office located at 44877 Yale Road, between the hours of 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday, until the last Friday in August.  As of the first week of school, passes will be distributed by the students' afternoon Bus Driver.

Students who are unable to produce a bus pass (without valid reason) risk being denied entry onto a bus.  Students denied entry are the responsibility of the parents, as per Administration Regulation 710.2 - Transportation - Conditions, Eligibility, Registration.

REGISTRATION:                                                                                                                               

All riders must be registered to ride a school bus. Parents are required to register their children on-line before the end of June for the following school year. A computer is available for parents to use at the school and at the School District Office located at 8430 Cessna Drive (across from the Airport).

Information & Announcements

Imagine High Virtual Townhall Meetings

Imagine High Integrated Arts and Technology Secondary opens in September 2021 for students in grades 9 - 10. Imagine High is a public school of choice within the Chilliwack School District situated on the former site of the University of the Fraser Valley on Yale Road. By 2023 the school will house up to 700 students from grades 9 - 12.
Please join us for a virtual Zoom Townhall on any of the following dates.

CUPE Skills, Training and Enhancement Fund

Applications for the new CUPE Skills, Training and Enhancement Fund will be accepted twice annually for adjudication. All CUPE staff are eligible to apply to this fund. Further information and application forms can be found in the staff section of our website

School Bus Safety Tips

For Drivers

  • The large AMBER alternating flashing lights warn motorists that the school bus is about to stop to either load or unload students; slow and stop if it is safe to do so.
  • The large RED alternating flashing lights warn motorists to STOP as the school bus is either loading or unloading students.
  • Drivers must STOP in either direction whenever you see flashing RED lights on a school bus.
  • After stopping for a school bus, don't start moving again until the bus moves on or the driver signals that it's safe by turning off the lights and pulling

Ride 360 Bussing App

Does your child ride the bus? Get instantly notified if there are any disruptions or delays on your route! The free Ride 360 App provides parents and guardians direct access to their students bussing schedule, while allowing Transportation to send timely notifications and alerts. Download Ride360 from your App provider today! 

Learn how to access your student information on the app, by viewing the User Guide.

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