Update| Transportation application deadline extended to June 12
Thank you to all parents/guardians who have submitted their transportation pre-registration applications. As of Friday, June 10, we have received around 20,232 out of an expected 26,000 applications.
If your child will be riding a yellow school bus this fall we need you to complete your transportation application as soon as possible. We are extending the application deadline to June 12.
Any transportation applications received after Sunday, June 12 will not be included in the creation of the yellow school bus routes. As a result, we will not be able to guarantee transportation for your child in September. Bus stop changes to accommodate new registrations will not be made until mid-October.
Through our recent public engagement on transportation, we heard that parents need to know their proposed yellow school bus routes much earlier to help them plan for the upcoming school year.
In response, we are asking that parents/guardians pre-register online for transportation for the 2016-17 year as soon as possible so we can begin planning routes.
We anticipate being able to communicate bus plans to parents/guardians by the end of July. In September, a confirmation email will be sent to all parents/guardians who have submitted a pre-registration form. It will include transportation fee information and payment options. You can cancel your transportation pre-registration with no financial penalty by filling in the cancellation option in this confirmation email and returning it to the Calgary Board of Education by email before September 30, 2016.
When you pre-register for transportation your child will be automatically registered for noon supervision if they are in Grades 1-6. Both fees will apply.
Service Levels and Fees for the 2016-17 school year
We are still working on the long-term master transportation strategy. We plan to communicate information about next year’s transportation fees and service levels to parents later this month.
The 2016-17 transportation fees will be determined as part of the 2016-17 CBE budget and will be communicated to parents/guardians by September 2016. Fee waiver information and applications will be available for families in June. Fee payments are not due until September and payment options will be available.
How to Pre-Register For Transportation
Pre-Registration for transportation can be completed online through your My CBE Account. You must use the same email address the school has on file for your family. If you do not have access to a computer, paper forms will be available at your child(ren)’s school
Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to make improvements to transportation services.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I register my child as a Conditional Rider?
Conditional Rider forms will be available after all of the eligible rider registrations have been processed.
What if my child is attending a temporary school in September until their new school opens in January?
If your child is attending “a school within a school” in the fall, you should register for transportation for the new school. For example, Dr. Roberta Bondar students should register for the new school, even if they are attending Jennie Elliott or Olympic Heights schools in September.
What are the transportation fees for the next school year?
Transportation fees and service levels will be communicated to parents at the end of May. The 2016-17 fee won’t be confirmed until the 2016-17 CBE Budget is passed near the end of June.
What if I change my mind and don’t want my child to take transportation in the fall?
In September, a confirmation email will be sent to all parents/guardians who have submitted a pre-registration form. It will include transportation fee information and payment options. You can cancel your transportation pre-registration with no financial penalty by filling in the cancellation option in this confirmation email and returning it to the Calgary Board of Education by email before Sept. 30, 2016.