School Closures

When the safety of transporting bus students is at risk because of weather conditions, our Superintendent of Schools, in consultation with the Director of Transportation Services, may choose to suspend school bus services and/or close schools.

Official notifications regarding suspension of bus services or closure of schools will be posted on our homepage.

Please note:

Except in very special circumstances, PSD schools always remain open on school days.

Suspension of School Bus Services

Weather guidelines that support the decision to suspend bus services include:

  • Windchill of approximately -40°C
  • Visibility of less than 1 kilometre
  • Impassable rural roads
  • Temperature of -40°C

The final decision to send a child to the bus stop or to school rests with parents, even though buses may be operational. 

Parents should ensure that students are dressed appropriately while travelling to and from school during inclement weather conditions. The temperatures on a school bus can drop dramatically in the event of mechanical problems.

“School buses are not running” means buses are not running for the entire day but the school is open to students for parents who wish to bring their child(ren) to school.

View School Bus Status Online

Transportation Services maintains a real-time list of the status of all PSD school buses. To view the status of your child's school bus (i.e. On Time, Delayed, Not Running), visit the Bus Status page, or download the Bus Status app.