In most instances a rural student will be picked up and dropped off at their residence. Students may be transported from a care giver's residence as long as the care giver is on an existing bus route and there is room on the bus. Transportation for out of boundary students requiring transportation from the residence of a care giver may be approved if the care giver's residence is within the attendance area of the school being attended and there is no additional cost to the Boards. Parents must apply for permission for the student to be picked up at a location other than home and approval for such a request must come from The Tri-Board Student Transportation Services Inc. Transportation, if approved, will be provided to and from one location only.
All changes to a child's pick up or drop off location must be in the form of a signed note by the parent. The note will then be signed by the school principal and a copy given to the bus driver. The school may issue a note if the parent calls during the day with a change to transportation arrangements. A properly signed note must be provided before any change to the student's transportation is made.
Special consideration for transportation may be approved when:
There are unusual circumstances adversely affecting the safety of a student or students;
There are unusual circumstances owing to a disability of a student and the request for transportation is supported by a doctor's certificate to confirm such disability;
There are unusual circumstances resulting from a Board's action to close a school or to relocate the program;
There are other usual circumstances as identified by the Chief Executive Officer of Tri-Board Student Transportation Services Inc. and approved by the Director of the applicable Board.