To provide safe, reliable, economical and accessible student transportation in a climate conducive to learning and mutual respect in the SD No.23 Central Okanagan community.
To be a leader of new and emerging technologies in the enhancement of student safety and a model of excellence for our profession.
Okanagan Public Schools Transportation department currently operates 66 school bus routes providing school bus service to students in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland. Our School Bus drivers transport approximately 5,500 students over 5,000 kms each day. The department also provides transportation for school field trips and processes approximately 400 field trip requests each month.
The Transportation Department is located at the Dease Road Operations Center in Kelowna. Our Operations Center includes a full-service mechanic shop that inspects, repairs, and maintains the districts fleet of buses and vehicles.
School Bus Service
Changing student demographics requires the Transportation Department conduct a review of the bus routes each year, and make adjustments where required. School bus routes are designed to service eligible students who have registered for the school bus so parents are reminded that they must register their children for the school bus EACH YEAR.
School bus transportation service may be available for ineligible students or those students who attend a school of choice however, some conditions apply.
To determine your child's eligibility and to review a full description of criteria and conditions visit "Eligibility"