​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.​

Through Bill 1, the government has eliminated or reduced transportation fees for students who live 2.4 km or more away from their designated Regular Program school. Students requiring complex learning needs transportation or attending a special setting will also be exempt from transportation fees. All other Regular and Alternative Program riders assigned to yellow school buses will be charged $365/year.​

Yellow school bus registrations can be cancelled by Oct. 30 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.

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.

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

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

​Calgary Transit

Many students use Calgary Transit to get to school. Families are responsible for purchasing Calgary Transit monthly passes. Students are reminded to always have proof of fare payment to avoid a refusal of service or issuance of a summons​. More information about fares and routes are available on the CBE website or the Calgary Transit website.​​​​​​

​School Bus Safety at the CBE

School bus loading zones provide a safe area for students to embark and disembark the buses. Please do not drive into the school bus loading zone when you pick up or drop off your child.

Help teach your child to safely cross the street around school buses. Children should:

  • Stand back a safe distance from the bus

  • Wait until the bus leaves the stop

  • Walk to the closest intersection

  • Cross the street only when they have a clear view of traffic in both directions and it is safe to do so

The CBE and school bus carriers want to ensure your child's safety and make their experience on the bus a positive one.​​​

School Bus Rules and Regulations

Students riding on a school bus are responsible for their conduct to the bus driver and through the driver to the administration of the school. Violation of any of the following rules may lead to the loss of riding privileges.

  • The bus driver is responsible for the students on the bus. Students are expected to obey the driver and display appropriate conduct at all times.
  • The driver will report unacceptable behaviour to the school principal.
  • The driver may assign specific seats to students at any time.
  • Students must not extend their arms or head out of the window. While the bus is in motion, students must not try to get on or off the bus, or move about within the bus before it comes to a full stop.
  • Students must not throw paper or other waste materials on the floor or out of the windows of the bus.
  • While on the bus, students must conduct themselves in a quiet and courteous manner, showing consideration for the comfort and safety of others.
  • Scuffling, fighting, smoking and the use of obscene language on the bus is prohibited.
  • Students must not distract the bus driver with excessive noise.
  • Students causing wilful damage to a bus will be held fully accountable.
  • When leaving the bus students must follow the instructions of the driver. They should not cross the road without having a clear view in both directions.
  • Education program related items may be transported if there is enough room on the bus and they can be stowed safely. 

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School Bus Rules and Regulations

Students riding on a school bus are responsible for their conduct to the bus driver and through the driver to the administration of the school. Violation of any of the following rules may lead to the loss of riding privileges.

  • The bus driver is responsible for the students on the bus. Students are expected to obey the driver and display appropriate conduct at all times.
  • The driver will report unacceptable behaviour to the school principal.
  • The driver may assign specific seats to students at any time.
  • Students must not extend their arms or head out of the window. While the bus is in motion, students must not try to get on or off the bus, or move about within the bus before it comes to a full stop.
  • Students must not throw paper or other waste materials on the floor or out of the windows of the bus.
  • While on the bus, students must conduct themselves in a quiet and courteous manner, showing consideration for the comfort and safety of others.
  • Scuffling, fighting, smoking and the use of obscene language on the bus is prohibited.
  • Students must not distract the bus driver with excessive noise.
  • Students causing wilful damage to a bus will be held fully accountable.
  • When leaving the bus students must follow the instructions of the driver. They should not cross the road without having a clear view in both directions.
  • Education program related items may be transported if there is enough room on the bus and they can be stowed safely. 

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