​​​​​​Getting Students to School

You can register your child for yellow school bus transportation online using your MyCBE or by completing a transportation registration form. Register every school year.

Please visit the CBE website to find more information on fees and service levels for the 2022-23 school year.​​

To be included in the yellow school bus route planning for September, parents must register by the June 8, 2022 deadline. The more registrations we receive by the deadline, the more efficient route planning will be for September. Transportation continues to accept registrations after the deadline, and students are added to the closest existing stop with space, within the distance guideline. Processing times could be up to 6 weeks at the beginning of the school year due to volume.

Yellow school bus registrations can be cancelled by Sept. 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 April​ 30 or for individual trip delays.

Bus Status

Parents/guardians can view the bus status online:

​Visit CBE Transportation​ for forms and more information.

Conditional R​iders

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.

Alternate Addresses

We've heard from families that they would like more flexibility to access bus stops and routes to support childcare arrangements and changing family schedules. This year, CBE Transportation will allow families to add a second address to their transportation registration to have access to two bus stops and/or routes.

Note | All addresses must be within the attendance area for the school and outside the walk zone. Maps can be found on the school profile on the CBE website. The information collected from parents informs bus route planning, but does not guarantee a stop at the exact location requested.

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Pre-register for transportation in MyCBE by the June 8, 2022 deadline.
  • Fill in the Request for Alternate Address form in MyCBE and provide one additional address and schedule for your child. Note: the form will only appear after you register.

CBE Transportation will review each request to determine if the request can be accommodated. Families will be notified of the decision within six weeks of application. If it is approved, the second address will be used as we are creating new bus routes.

The cost of this request, if approved, is $110.​

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

Busing

Students living in the residential district of Taradale are eligible for Transportation to Guy Weadick School.

Responsibilities of parents

Parents and guardians have the following responsibilities:

  • Be familiar with and observe the “School Bus Rules” in section 8 of CBE, AR 6096: Transportation Responsibilities and School Bus Rules
  • Ensure their student is punctual and arrives at the designated pick-up location five minutes prior to the scheduled time
  • Ensure their student is respectful of property owners near the pick-up location
  • Ensure their student is properly dressed for the weather
  • Pay for any willful damage caused by their student while riding to and from school
  • Prior to school opening to ensure that their student knows how to recognize their bus stop and find their way home safely
  • To attach the name and telephone number of young students on their clothing or backpack for the first weeks of school
  • To escort to, and meet very young students the bus stop, and ensure their student's safety while travelling to and from their bus stop
  • If their student has a health condition, to ensure their student carries the appropriate medication and understands what to do if they need to use the medication
  • To establish emergency procedures with the student, so that the student will know what to do if: the bus is late or does not arrive, no one is home, or there is an emergency school closure.

Responsibilities of students

Students have the following responsibilities:

  • Observe school bus rules
  • Be at the designated pick-up point five minutes prior to the scheduled departure time
  • Assemble in an orderly fashion, and respect the property of others
  • Dress properly for inclement weather
  • Have their belongings organized and properly secured before loading or unloading in order to ensure the safe and orderly loading and unloading of school buses on school property and during school sponsored activities.
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