Fees

Bus Pass Fee Breakdown

Ineligible Urban students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4km away 

Cost
(per child)

2021-2022

Cost
(per child)

2022-2023

ECS (full day/half time)* $262 $287
Grades 1 - 12 $525 $575
Maximum rate per family $1,315 $1,438

Ineligible Rural students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4km away 

   
Kindergarten (full day/half time)* $225 $260
Grades 1 - 12 and Full Time Kindergarten $450 $520
Maximum Rate Per Family $1,125 $1,300

Students attending a school other than their designated school (School-of-choice)

   
Kindergarten (full day/half time)* $322 $347
Grades 1 - 12 and Full Time Kindergarten $645 $695
Maximum Rate Per Family $1,615 $1,738

Eligible students attending their designated school who reside more than 2.4km away

 

   
Kindergarten (full day/half time)* $30 $32.50
Grades 1 - 12 and Full Time Kindergarten $60 $65
Maximum Rate Per Family $150 $163

Private School

   
Private School ECS (full day/half time)**  $525 $550
Private School Grades 1 - 12 $1,050 $1,100

* ECS transportation is for full day kindergarten two days per week with alternating Fridays.

** ECS transportation is for full day kindergarten two days per week with alternating Fridays and applies only to students residing less than 2.4km away from their Private School

Alternate Seat Fees

Provincial transportation funding exists beyond 2.4 km from the primary residence to the nearest school along the shortest route. School boards are NOT mandated by legislation to register students with multiple or alternate pick-up and drop-off locations. 

With vacancy on buses and resources available, it has been recent practice by Parkland School Division’s Transportation Services to allow alternate locations for either pick-up or drop-off in situations where children have parents with joint custody, day home/daycare, or before- or after-school scenarios. Since the 2017-2018 school year, Alternate Seat Fees are charged for families who request and are approved for alternate seats on a different bus route.

New requests have to be located on existing routes with available spots on the bus in order to be considered.

When a parent or guardian reserves multiple locations for pick-up or drop-off, this occupies a seat on multiple buses even when its not being used. For example, if a child stays with mom one week, dad on alternate weeks and a daycare each afternoon, and all locations happen to be on different bus routes, that individual child is taking up three spots on three different buses at all times.

Transportation Services registered capacity is currently approaching full.

Efforts are made to provide service to as many locations as practicable; however, all requests have to be located on existing routes with available spots on the bus in order to be considered. Unfortunately, not all requests are able to be accommodated.

Alternate Seat Fee (includes Special Needs Transportation)
Cost (per child)
2021-2022
Cost (per child)
2022-2023
ECS (full day/half time)* $262 $287
Grades 1 - 12 $525 $575
Maximum Family Rate $1,315 $1,438

* ECS Transportation is for full day kindergarten two days per week with alternating Fridays.

For more information about transportation fees, please view our Fees & Allowances Schedule.

Bus Passes

ALL students are required to purchase a bus pass to receive bus service.

What happens if my child's scan card is lost or stolen?

Report the lost or damaged card to Transportation Services at 780-963-8452.  Replacement cards will be issued at $20/card. 

Other Transportation Fees
2021-2022
2022-2023
Administrative Fee
(Replacement bus pass / temporary bus pass, NSF payments, cancellation before school starts)
$20 $20
Change Fee (Major Route Change) $50 $50