​Getting Students to School

You can register your child for yellow school bus transportation online using your MyCBE/PowerSchool or completing a transportation registration form.

Please visit the CBE website to find more information on fees and service levels for the 2019-20 school year.​​

The transportation pre-registration period will begin in the spring (to be announced). To be included in the yellow school bus route planning for September, parents must pre-register by the deadline. Any registrations received after that date will not be considered until route changes are done after Thanksgiving. The more registrations we receive by the deadline, the more efficient route planning will be for September.

Yellow school bus registrations can be cancelled by Oct. 31 with no financial penalty. Cancellation forms must be completed before a pro-rated refund can be considered. No refunds will be processed for service cancelled after Apr. 30 or for individual trip delays.

Parents/guardians whose children access yellow bus service can view the status of their bus using the MyBusStop App or on My School Bus Monitor.

Visit CBE Transportation​ for forms and more information.

Conditional Riders

Students who are not attending the designated school for their program, or who are not within the transportation service area, may be able to access existing service if there is a suitable stop on the existing bus route. Fees will not be waived for conditional riders.

Criteria for conditional riders:

  • Must access an existing stop

  • Must be room on the bus

  • Must pay the transportation fee

  • No additional bus routes will be implemented to accommodate conditional riders

  • Must wait for written approval from Transportation Services before starting to ride the bus

Conditional riders are not permitted to ride the bus until it is determined there is space on the bus and riders have been approved by Transportation Services.

Visit CBE Transportation for forms and more information.​​​​​​​​​​​

Taking the Bus to/from School

Students must board the buses immediately after the dismissal bell. School buses leave the school zone approximately 10 minutes after the dismissal bell. All students who routinely ride the bus are expected to be on board.

Let Us Know if Plans Change

If your child routinely takes the bus, but you plan to pick them up after school, or if you have made alternate arrangements, give your child a written note before they leave for school in the morning indicating who will be picking them up and include your contact phone number. It is not uncommon for children to think that someone is picking them up and they do not have a note to support the change in plan. 

Very often the child has misunderstood the conversation at home and by the time we have sorted out the problem the bus has already departed from the school.  For this reason, students without a note will be sent on the bus. 

We cannot guarantee that phoned-in messages requesting a change in after-school transportation will reach your child on time. Please call prior to 2:15 PM to allow office staff sufficient time to relay any message.

Children wishing to take a different bus to go home with a friend must have written permission from their parent, the principal, and have the consent of the bus driver. For safety reasons, students are not permitted to make arrangements during school hours and then go home with another student.

All students should have an alternative plan in case a bus is delayed on the way to school. Parents are asked to contact Southland Transportation at 205-6688 for information when buses are delayed. Parents are reminded to review bus procedures with their child(ren) including: 

  • Bus attendance is taken at the door of the bus and bus riders need to go to the buses promptly at the dismissal time.
  • Getting off and on the bus only at their designated stop
  • Only students with a signed note from a parent will be excused from riding the bus

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Taking the Bus to/from School

Students must board the buses immediately after the dismissal bell. School buses leave the school zone approximately 10 minutes after the dismissal bell. All students who routinely ride the bus are expected to be on board.

Let Us Know if Plans Change

If your child routinely takes the bus, but you plan to pick them up after school, or if you have made alternate arrangements, give your child a written note before they leave for school in the morning indicating who will be picking them up and include your contact phone number. It is not uncommon for children to think that someone is picking them up and they do not have a note to support the change in plan. 

Very often the child has misunderstood the conversation at home and by the time we have sorted out the problem the bus has already departed from the school.  For this reason, students without a note will be sent on the bus. 

We cannot guarantee that phoned-in messages requesting a change in after-school transportation will reach your child on time. Please call prior to 2:15 PM to allow office staff sufficient time to relay any message.

Children wishing to take a different bus to go home with a friend must have written permission from their parent, the principal, and have the consent of the bus driver. For safety reasons, students are not permitted to make arrangements during school hours and then go home with another student.

All students should have an alternative plan in case a bus is delayed on the way to school. Parents are asked to contact Southland Transportation at 205-6688 for information when buses are delayed. Parents are reminded to review bus procedures with their child(ren) including: 

  • Bus attendance is taken at the door of the bus and bus riders need to go to the buses promptly at the dismissal time.
  • Getting off and on the bus only at their designated stop
  • Only students with a signed note from a parent will be excused from riding the bus
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