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Central Okanagan Public Schools
SD No. 23
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Transportation Services

Okanagan Public Schools Transportation department currently operates 68 school bus routes providing school bus transportation service to students in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland.

Changing student demographics requires the Transportation Department conduct a review of the bus routes each year, and make adjustments where required. School bus routes are designed to service eligible students whose application was received before the application closing date of May 31, 2021.


School Bus Transportation Registration is now open for the 2021-22 school year

To apply for school bus transportation for the 2021-22 school year click here

 

To be considered for school bus transportation, applications must be submitted on or before May 31, 2021

If you require further information please contact Transportation Services office at
250-870-5151 or email us at transportation@sd23.bc.ca

 
SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION TIMELINE 2021-2022

‚ÄčFeb 16, 2021 
‚ÄčSchool Bus Registration Opens
‚ÄčMarch ‚Äď May
‚ÄčApplications are processed and parents are advised of their child's eligibility and status of their application.
‚ÄčMay 31, 2021
‚ÄčSchool Bus Registration Closes.
‚ÄčJune - July, 2021 
‚ÄčSchool bus routes are confirmed based on applications for eligible students received on or before May 31, 2021.
‚ÄčJuly 1-31, 2021
‚ÄčCourtesy Rider applications received on or before May 31, 2021 are processed and parents are advised of seat availability for the student.
‚ÄčAugust 15-25, 2021 
‚ÄčBus route and bus stop information is distributed to parents.
‚ÄčAugust 30, 2021
‚ÄčTransportation fees will be added to parents School Cash Online account.


 
Passenger Requirements during COVID:

  1. Parents and caregivers must assess their child daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school. If a child has any symptoms, they must not take the bus or go to school.
  2. Masks are mandatory and must be worn by middle and secondary students when they are loading, unloading and riding on the bus. Middle and Secondary School students will be denied service if they are not wearing or are not willing to wear a masks.
  3. Parents will be responsible for their child's safety to and from the bus stop. Ensure your child understands the social distancing rules while waiting at the bus stop.
  4. Students will wash their hands before they leave home to meet the bus, before they leave school prior to boarding the bus, and when they arrive home.
  5. All students will have assigned seats on the school bus. They may not switch or move seats unless directed by the driver to do so.
  6. Only registered riders will be permitted on the school bus, no guest passengers are permitted to ride.
  7. Food or beverages will not be permitted while riding on the school bus (except a water bottle). Lunch and snacks must remain in the students backpack or lunch kit.
  8. Loading and Unloading Procedures - Students typically on-load and off-load to support buses being loaded from back to front and off-loaded from front to back.

 
For eligibility requirements for transportation click here
To review the detailed Transportation Services Timeline click here
Transportation Services Policy 470R click here

 
To apply for school bus transportation for the current year ending June 2021 click here
 
To apply for school bus transportation for the 2021-22 school year click here
 
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Our Mission

To provide safe, reliable, economical and accessible student transportation in a climate conducive to learning and mutual respect in the SD No.23 Central Okanagan community.

Our Vision

To be a leader of new and emerging technologies in the enhancement of student safety and a model of excellence for our profession.