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Transportation Services

Okanagan Public Schools Transportation department currently operates 68 school bus routes providing school bus transportation service to students in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Peachland.

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 attending their catchment school whose application was received before June 1, 2021.


School Bus Transportation Registration is now open for the 2021-22 school year.

 

To be considered for school bus transportation in the 2021-22 school year, applications must be submitted before June 1, 2021

If you require further information please contact Transportation Services office at
250-870-5151 or email us at transportation@sd23.bc.ca

 
SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION TIMELINE 2021-2022

​Feb 16, 2021 
School Bus Transportation Application for 2021-22 year is open
​March – May
Applications are processed and parents are advised of their child's eligibility and status of their application.
​May 31, 2021
Apply date deadline – To be considered for transportation in the 2121-22 school, applications for transportation must be submitted before June 1, 2021.
​June - July, 2021 
School bus routes are confirmed based on applications for eligible students received before June 1, 2021.
​July 1-31, 2021
Courtesy Rider applications received on or before May 31, 2021 are processed and parents are advised of seat availability for the student.
Update: ​August 25, 2021 
Transportation Services will begin sending bus route information starting the week of August 30, 2021.
Update: August 25, 2021


Update: September 18, 2021
Transportation Fees will be applied to the parents School Cash Online account during the month of September​.

Transportation Fees will be applied to the parents School Cash Online account at the end of September, 2021.

The due date for payment or payment arrangements of the Transportation Fee has been extended to October 31, 2021


 
Passenger Requirements: September 18, 2021.

  1. Parents and caregivers must assess their child daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school. If a child has any symptoms, they must follow the directions specified in the Daily Health Check (see Appendix 4).
  2. Students in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical masks or face covering when they are loading, unloading and riding on the school bus. Students in Grades K to 3 are encouraged to wear a non-medical mask or face covering on school buses but are not required to do so.
  3. If the grade 4 through 12 student is not wearing a mask or is not willing to wear a mask, they may be denied access onto the school bus.
  4. Students should clean their hands before and after taking the bus. Hand sanitizer is available and students may use upon loading or unloading the school bus.
  5. All students will have assigned seats and may not switch or move seats unless permitted to do so by the driver.
  6. Only registered riders may be transported on the school bus, no guest passengers are permitted to ride.
  7. Other than a student's water bottle, food or beverages may not be consumed while riding on the school bus and lunch/snacks must remain in the students backpack or lunch kit.

 
For eligibility requirements for transportation click here
To review the detailed Transportation Services Timeline click here
Transportation Services Policy 470R click here

 
 
To apply for school bus transportation for the 2021-22 school year click here
 
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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

To be a leader of new and emerging technologies in the enhancement of student safety and a model of excellence for our profession.