Is my child eligible for bussing?
School District 47 provides bus transportation for students who live more than 3.2 km away (as the crow flies) from the school in their catchment area, with the exception of Edgehill Elementary, to which there is no busing currently in place. Please refer to the
map to see if your residence qualifies. After October 1 of each school year, courtesy passes may be available to students within walking distance, and to students attending a school outside their catchment area, depending on availability of bus routes to the school and space on the bus. Please refer to the
busing brochure for the general guidelines and expectations for riding school buses, as well as for an explanation of who courtesy riders are and the conditions under which courtesy ridership is granted. If you wish to apply for busing, please submit an application through the District Forms Site, or call 604-414-2612 for further information.
Each year the
Transportation Department staff look at the current and next year bus requests and assess our bus routes. Rather than looking at all students with bus cards, the district only considers students who qualify for a bus routes, (See the "Is my child eligible for busing?" section above). This means that courtesy rider requests will not be taken into consideration when planning for future routes.
Bus routes for the current school year will be posted after school startup. Please remember, that just because you see an empty bus passing your house does not mean that the bus will not reach capacity prior to arriving at the designated school. We will do everything we can to ensure that students are bused safely each day to school.