School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

Transportation Assistance

Transportation assistance may be granted, in accordance with the Board of Education Policy (Regulation #5040.1), to those parents who fulfill the required qualifications and are prepared to provide their students with transportation in order that they may attend school.

Transportation Assistance Funding will only be considered for transportation support of students with Special Needs.

  • Excerpt: Reg. #5040.02 Transportation Assistance – Special Needs Students
Where Special Needs students are eligible for transportation as per the “criteria” (below), and due to special circumstances are not able to ride on a school bus, or a school bus pick up is not available, parents are eligible to apply annually for Transportation Assistance funding. The Director of Instruction – Inclusive Education will review and determine eligibility.

To be eligible for consideration of regular bus transportation to and from school, the student must:
– Live more than 3.5 km from the nearest school (catchment area whether or not they attend that school),
–  Attend their neighbourhood school (catchment area).

Here is the Transportation Assistance Form – Transportation Assistance Application Form