District Transportation

The Transportation Department is now accepting registrations for the 2014/2015 school year.

School District Transportation 2014/15

The safe transportation of students is everyone's concern. It requires cooperation among students, parents, drivers and teachers.


Registration Information for Parents

Transportation is provided for eligible school aged students attending District Schools who have registered to ride a school bus. Busses are provided by the Ministry of Education for students whose primary residence is beyond the walk limits of their catchment school or board approved bussing for safety reasons. Courtesy riders may be accommodated on a space availability basis.

WALK LIMITS: are set by the School District and measured as the shortest distance by public road from the primary residence to the catchment school.

  • Kindergarten to grade 6 students beyond 3.0 km; and
  • Grade 7 to 12 students beyond 4.0 km.
  • Students with special needs; see eligibility below.

TRANSPORTATION ZONES:

  • Regular Rider Zone: the area beyond the walk limits of the catchment school.
  • No Rider Zone: This is the built-up areas of Chilliwack and Sardis (area served by City Transit) and an area approximately 2 km by public road from rural elementary schools.
  • Courtesy Rider Zone: the area between the No Rider Zone and the Regular Rider Zone.

ELIGIBILITY:

Regular Riders: Five (5) categories of students entitled to bussing.

  • Rural Riders: are students who reside beyond the walk limits and are attending their catchment school. The school locater below may be used to determine walking distances to the catchment area school. http://mybaragar.com/index.cfm?event=page.SchoolLocatorPublic&DistrictCode=BC33
  • Promontory Riders: are G.W. Graham students living in the Promontory Elementary catchment area.
  • Overflow/Alternate School Riders: are students who are asked to attend a school outside his/her catchment area due to lack of space (overflow) or a student assigned to an alternate school.  (Walk limits may prevail)
  • English Language Learner Riders: are students approved by Student Services and are enrolled in English Language Learning (ELL) classes.
  • Special Needs Riders: students who are unable to walk to and from school due to physical or mental disabilities. Approval from Student Services is required, as per Administrative Regulation 710.3.

Courtesy Riders: Three (3) categories of students eligible for courtesy bussing.

  • Conditional Riders: are students living between the regular rider zone and the no rider zone attending their catchment area school. Bussing may be provided based on availability of seating on an existing bus route. Priority will be given to elementary students and students living furthest away from the school.
  • Special Program Riders: are students attending special programs approved by the School Board such as special reading programs and drug and