2019-2020 Busing Update
August 27, 2019 - Transportation Services is experiencing a high volume of calls and change requests as we approach the 2019-2020 school year. We ask for your continued patience and note that you can expect a response within 2 business days. Many parents should have already received their confirmation of bus service and bus pass in the mail. If you have previously registered and received email confirmation that you are to receive bus service this upcoming year but you have yet to receive your bus pass in the mail, please contact Transportation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for bus service for students who are applying for cross attendance school placements, those who are ineligible for provincial grant funding and those who have requested alternate seat transportation (alternate locations other than one’s primary address) are also being processed and subject to availability.
E-Link: Information including your specific bus stop and approximate times are available via a new easy online tool. E-Link login information and instructions have been sent in a separate email.
NEW for 2019-2020: Bus passes will be delivered via Canada Post to the primary mailing address in July. Any late registrants whose passes are processed must pick up their bus pass in person at Parkland School Division's Centre for Education at 4603-48 Street. Office hours have been extended in the Transportation Services office to accommodate parents' work schedules. The Transportation Services office is open from 7am-7pm between Monday August 26 and Friday, August 30.
As many are aware, necessary changes to the regional transportation system are being implemented to eliminate the $1 million dollar annual operating deficit within transportation. Increases in direct busing of students to their schools and double running buses means changes to bus arrival and departure times at schools. Many schools experience no change, but six schools will experience bigger shifts this fall.
To assist families in planning for those six schools with the biggest changes in advance of the specific bus stop information being shared and the launch of E-Link, the following are estimated times for the potential earliest and latest pick-up and drop-off times for bus service at affected schools:
Bus times change will change throughout the year as students enter, leave or move within the Division.
Fees & Payment Arrangements
All outstanding fees for the current or past school years are due by July 8, 2019 or transportation requests for the 2019-2020 school year will be canceled.
Payments can be made using Parkland School Division’s online payment system through PowerSchool parent portal account or in person at the Transportation Department at Parkland School Division’s Centre for Education 4603-48 Street, Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 2A8. Payment plan options are also available for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents or guardians must pay in full or make payment arrangements by July 8, 2019 in order to ensure bus service for the 2019-20 school year.
For more information contact: