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Central Okanagan Public Schools
SD No. 23
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Eligibility
School bus transportation is provided for eligible students of Okanagan Public Schools and the district has set eligibility limits based on distance from the students designated school. 
 
 
Kindergarten to Gr. 3 Students:
Who live beyond 4.0 km from their catchment area school (based on shortest actual driving or walking distance).

Gr.4 to Gr. 12 Students:
Who live beyond 4.8 km from their catchment area school (based on the shortest actual driving or walking distance).

Students with Special Education Needs:
By arrangement with Student Support Services through their resource teacher.
 
 

Designated School

Is usually the closest school that services the students' grade and is located in the same school catchment area, as the student resides.


Ineligible students are:

Students who are less than the above noted distances are not eligible for school bus transportation. Ineligible students may be registered to ride the school bus provided:

  1. there is seat space available on the school bus, and
  2. the student meets the bus at an existing stop and
  3. the fee for transportation service has been paid

Students attending a school of choice may register for the school bus provided:

  1. there is seat space available on the school bus, and
  2. the student meets the bus at an existing stop and
  3. the fee for transportation service has been paid

Courtesy Riders:

School bus registrations for ineligible students or those attending a school of choice (courtesy riders) are processed on a first come first serve basis and students will be placed on a wait list until seat space is available on the bus route.

 

Student assignment to the bus route is prioritized based on distance from the school, courtesy riders who reside farthest from the school will be the first to be assigned a seat on the bus route.

 

NOTE* STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED TO RIDE THE SCHOOL BUS and STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED EACH YEAR

 

Students residing at more than one residence

School bus transportation will be provided to and from one address. A request for a second trip may be submitted to transportation services however, these trips will only be assigned to students provided;

  1. there is seat space available on the school bus, and
  2. the student meets the bus at an existing stop and
  3. the fee for a second bus pass has been paid

 Note: Students registered on a second bus for transportation to an alternate address are required to purchase a second pass.

 Unregistered or Guest Riders

To ensure safety of all, students who are not registered on the bus route will not be permitted to ride.

Parents may request permission for a guest rider from their childs bus driver. Requests for guest riders will only be approved if there is seat space available on the school bus.

To register your child for the school bus Click Here