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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 attending their catchment school whose application was received before June 1, 2021.


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

 

To be considered for school bus transportation in the 2021-22 school year, applications must be submitted before June 1, 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

​Feb 16, 2021 
School Bus Transportation Application for 2021-22 year is open
​March – May
Applications are processed and parents are advised of their child's eligibility and status of their application.
​May 31, 2021
Apply date deadline – To be considered for transportation in the 2121-22 school, applications for transportation must be submitted before June 1, 2021.
​June - July, 2021 
School bus routes are confirmed based on applications for eligible students received before June 1, 2021.
​July 1-31, 2021
Courtesy Rider applications received on or before May 31, 2021 are processed and parents are advised of seat availability for the student.
​August 15-25, 2021 
​Bus route and bus stop information is distributed to parents.
​August 30, 2021
Transportation fees will be added to parents School Cash Online account. Parent must advise Transportation Services if the seat assignment is not required for the student.


 
Passenger Requirements: Updated July 8, 2021 – Subject to revisions pending further COVID updates.

  1. Parents must apply for transportation service each year and understand that students who are not registered on the bus route may not ride the school bus.
  2. Parents will be responsible for their child's safety to and from the bus stop.
  3. 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.
  4. Only registered riders will be transported on the school bus, no guest passengers are permitted to ride.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

 
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 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.