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Special education needs busing is provided to students with physical, mental or other disabilities who require a high level of care and attention, are unable to walk to school or use regular yellow bus routes, and who are attending their designated school.
The principal of your child’s school will work with you to determine which form of transportation would best benefit your child. Depending on your child’s needs, one of the following options may be available:
Special Education Needs busing may be provided for eligible students with mild, moderate or severe disabilities. A student may also be eligible if a principal recommends they attend a Special Education Needs program at a school other than their designated neighbourhood school.
Door-to-door service is provided at the nearest curb to the destination address that is free of access limitations (i.e., obstacles that would impede the safe operation of the bus, weather conditions) with the exception of apartment buildings, condominiums and cul-de-sacs, which may have a common bus stop area.
To ensure your child is able to travel safely, some of our special education needs school buses are equipped with electric loading and unloading ramps, as well as floor inserts to fasten wheelchairs securely to the bus.
A variety of mobility aids can be accommodated, and will be secured during loading, traveling and unloading.
For safety reasons, we are not able to transport students in strollers, buggies or tri-wheelers.
Seat restraints may be necessary. A variety of different options are available to ensure the child's safety. A variety of mobility aids can be accommodated, and will be secured during loading, traveling and unloading.