Student transportation fees increased five per cent for 2018-19 and are projected to increase an additional five per cent each year until September 2020. The Board of Trustees voted to cover the increase for the 2018-19 school year. This means there won't be any additional cost to families this year; however, families will see an increase to transportation fees in 2019-20.
Bus pass fees cover the difference between the cost of providing transportation and provincial student transportation grants.
You can buy yellow bus passes and subsidized Edmonton Transit System (ETS) passes at your child's school each month.
Students who are required to pay a fee for their bus pass must pay the full cost if:
Yellow bus passes are also valid for use on ETS buses and LRT up to six boardings each month.
A replacement yellow bus pass can be purchased at your child’s school office at a discounted rate.
Learn about replacing an ETS bus pass.
Students will be asked to show a valid yellow or ETS bus pass to the driver before getting on the bus. Please fill in the back of your child’s pass completely and legibly. In the event of an emergency, this information may be used to identify your child’s school and contact person.
If a student forgets a yellow bus pass:
Principals may choose to suspend the transportation privileges of students who consistently fail to show a bus pass.
If a student forgets an ETS bus pass the city bus driver may not allow them to ride.