Welcome

Welcome to the Buffalo Trail Public School Transportation Online Registration. Our intent is to save parent/guardian time and resources when registering their child(ren) for the school bus.

Student transportation services shall be provided in support of student attendance at school. School buses are an extension of the classroom and all policies and regulations regarding student conduct in the classroom apply to buses. Student supervision to, from and at the bus stop is parent/guardian responsibility. The Board shall establish transportation service areas for eligible students in a manner consistent with provincial statutes and regulations or where agreements have been established with other school authorities. Eligibility for transportation will be determined as per provincial regulation.

Transportation service areas determine a student's designated school. The distance to the designated school determines a child's eligibility for transportation funding as per provincial regulation. If you would like to know your child is eligible for transportation, please call the transportation office and we can find the distance for you or you can check it our for yourself by going to our Bus Planner website at https://busplanner.btps.ca/. You must reside 2.4 km or more away from your designated school to be eligible for transportation funding. If you are not eligible you will be required to pay a fee. If you are an eligible student, but ride two different buses, you will also be required to pay a fee to ride the second bus (i.e. transportation to a caregiver's residence or second primary residence).

Your designated (closest) school is the school that is found within the transportation service area boundary for which you reside. For most families this is your closest school. Please see the transportation service areas on our website at https://www.btps.ca/departments/transportation/registration for more information.

Buffalo Trail Public Schools does the school bus transportation for East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools in Wainwright, Vermilion and Provost areas. Intown bussing in Wainwright for ECACSS is done by the Blessed Sacrament School themselves. Please call 780-842-3808 to register.

Buffalo Trail Public Schools does the school bus transportation for the Lloydminster Public and Catholic School Divisions for rural Alberta students who reside in the Lloydminster transportation service area.

Please select the appropriate registration for the transportation service you are requesting on left side (red column) of this web page. Please make sure you put your child(ren)'s first day of school for 2020-2021 school year as the "date bussing is required". If you have registered and have not heard from our office, please check your email as you would have been sent a confirmation with your child's bus contractor's/driver's contact information. They normally call with pick up and drop off times the day before your child(ren)'s school starts. If you haven't heard from them feel free to call them at the number you were given on the email confirmation. If you have not heard back from our office in terms of a registration, please do not send your child to the school bus stop. You will have to transport your children until you hear directly from your bus driver.

TRANSPORTATION FEE RATES:

INELIGIBLE BUSSING (Includes Wainwright, Vermilion and Kitscoty Intown bussing and rural town students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school requesting bus service.)

Single Rate: $285 Family Rate (2+ children): $570 ECS /Kindergarten $142.50

RURAL TRANSPORTATION TO CAREGIVER BUSSING (Includes Wainwright, Vermilion and Kitscoty Intown bussing and rural town students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school requesting bus service.)

Single Rate: $285 Family Rate (2+ children): $570 ECS /Kindergarten $142.50

INTOWN/MFRC TRANSPORTATION TO CAREGIVER BUSSING (Includes Wainwright, Vermilion and Kitscoty Intown bussing and rural town students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school requesting bus service.)

Single Rate: $285 Family Rate (2+ children): $570 ECS /Kindergarten $142.50

TRANSPORTATION TO 2nd PRIMARY RESIDENCE (Includes Wainwright, Vermilion and Kitscoty Intown bussing and rural town students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school requesting bus service.)

Single Rate: $285 Family Rate (2+ children): $570 ECS /Kindergarten $142.50

Payment plans are available, and you can pay by cash, cheque, money order or we now have the option to pay online. Find your school on the BTPS website, click the school your child attends (ECACSS, LPSD, and LCSD students will have to go to the Transportation Department page), select the parent page of the school's website, and select pay fees. All you need is your child's ASN number. You can also pay by e-transfer: The Recipient is vivian.locher@btps.ca and the message must contain, school, students name and the service you are paying for.

For more information, please call the Transportation Department at 780-806-2052.

For information on our transportation policy click this link.

For information on our administrative procedures click this link. Transportation is Section 7.

Yard Service and Turn Around Applications, Boundary Exemption (Resident) Bussing, and Cross Jurisdiction (Non-Resident) Boundary Exemption Bussing must be done by completing a printed form. They can be found on our website at this link.

YARD SERVICE (Requested by parent/guardian)

Full Year: $420 under 1.5 km $600 1.5 km and over

Part-time: (AM/PM only, ECS, or winter (Nov 1-Mar 31): $210 under 1.5 km $300 1.5 km and over

ESSENTIAL PRIVATE PROPERTY PICK UP /DROP OFF OR TURN AROUND (Based on Rural School Bus Stop Assessment)

Distance in/out of yard is under 250m: No Charge

Distance in/out of yard is over 250m but under 1.5 km: AM & PM: $420 AM Only: $210 PM Only: $210

Distance in/out of yard is over 1.5 km: AM & PM: $600 AM Only: $300 PM Only: $300


For Status Updates on Bus Routes Click Here

If you have any particular questions, please feel free to email us at transportation@btps.ca and we will answer your questions to the best of our knowledge as efficiently as possible.

STUDENT SAFETY IS OUR GOAL!