The Transportation Department in School District No. 83 provides daily school bus service for approximately 3,000 students. The district has 46 buses serving 34 routes, along with transportation for field trips and special events. The school district covers a large geographical area, making it challenging to provide transportation services to meet all students’ needs. District buses travel approximately 6,300 km each day.
The Board of Education of School District No. 83 provides bus service to eligible riders as its main priority. At times, bus service may be provided to courtesy riders if it does not have a negative impact on services for eligible riders.
A review was undertaken to outline the courtesy rider issues the district currently faces and provide recommendations to ensure that the district is providing the best services possible to eligible riders in the district.
A report and recommendations arising from the review are now available.
This report was presented at the SD83 District Parent Advisory Council meeting in April. It is scheduled to be presented for consideration at the May 22 meeting of the board.
The report is available here: Transportation Review