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Student Transportation

  • Code: DEA.BP
    Topic: Student Transportation
    Issue Date: 24/05/2007
    Effective Date: 22/05/2007
    Review Year: 2014

Policy

The Board of Trustees is committed to providing access to transportation for those of its resident students who are entitled to transportation under the School Act and Alberta Regulation 250/98, Student Transportation Regulation, or who are designated by the District to attend a specific school or program. 

Further, in support of the District's philosophy of encouraging parent and student choice among schools and programs, the Board of Trustees may consider providing access to additional transportation services. All expenditures for transportation services will be recovered through provincial transportation grants and student transportation fees. 

The Board of Trustees’ goal for District-arranged transportation services shall be to minimize the number of students who have a one-way ride of more than 60 minutes. 

At least every seven (7) years, proposals shall be called for the provision of transportation services to district students. Through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, bus contracts will be set for a three (3) year period with the option to negotiate contract rates for an additional one (1) year period up to a maximum of four (4) additional one (1) year periods.

References

DEA.AR Transportation Services
HC.AR Student Accommodation
HC.BP Student Accommodation
Alberta Regulation 250/98, Student Transportation Regulation
School Act

(please see Section 51 of the School Act)