Busing

Busing Expectations

Charter bus students must ride their designated bus only and be prepared to show their bus pass to the driver. If it is necessary to ride a different bus (for school purposes) a guest pass will be issued at the office with parental consent. Please bring a signed note from home with the specific request. Non bus students are not allowed to ride charter buses for any purpose.

Common sense should govern student behaviour in regards to buses:

Always meet the driver's expectations. Stand well back of the arriving or departing bus. Realize that riding the bus is a privilege that can be lost if expectations are not followed.

Reminder: Dress appropriately for winter weather.

Parents should be aware of the following:

  • Every effort is made to keep ride times to within one hour each way. Due to the sparsity of students, buses must travel long distances to service the schools offering alternative and special needs programs, therefore, ride times may be longer in some cases.
  • Parents are responsible for ensuring their child's safety while traveling to and from, and while at the bus stop.
  • School bus routes are developed using all pre-registrations. Changes to routes will not be made until after Thanksgiving unless they are necessary, e.g., road closure.
  • If a student has more than one address, only the primary residence address will be used for transportation purposes. The CBE cannot provide two or more bus stops for one child; however, students are allowed to use any existing bus stop that is convenient for them as long as they have registered and paid for transportation.
  • Parents/guardians can complete a Bus Stop Change Request form.
  • The circumstances under which a stop will be reviewed are outlined on the form.
  • Bus routes or schedules are subject to change at any time during the school year.
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​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 2020-21 school year.​

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 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.​​​

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