The Board of Trustees is committed to providing access to transportation for those of its resident students who are entitled to transportation under the Education Act and Alberta Regulation 250/98, Student Transportation Regulation, or who are designated by the Division to attend a specific school or program.
Further, in support of the Division'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 Division-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 Division 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.
(please see Section 59)