Transportation

2021/2022 Bus Routes

Bus routes can be found by visiting the Southland Transportation Ltd. website through the link below. Please note school bus routes will continuously be assessed throughout the first two weeks of school with adjustments made as necessary. All updates will be available for viewing by Oct. 1.

BUS ROUTES

Alberta Education states in the School Act students living beyond 2.4 kilometres are, by the most direct route from their boundary school, or designated Division programs located in specific schools, funded for transportation.

The Division provides busing service to students enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12 who are eligible for transportation.

For eligible Grade 1 to Grade 12 students, the Division provides busing to school in the morning and from school after dismissal.

Eligible Kindergarten students in morning programs may access the buses going to the school, and eligible Kindergarten students in the afternoon programs may access the buses going home after school.

Lethbridge School Division contracts Southland Transportation Ltd. to provide us with the Routes and Route Maps. The maps for the 2021/2022 school year will be updated later in August, and can be found here: 

RouteMaps

Key section of the School Act:

Excerpts from Section 51:

(1) Subject to the regulations, a Board shall provide for the transportation of a student to and from the site of the school in which the Board has enrolled the student, if the students resides at the distance from the site of that school to be determined by the regulations, with the attendance area established by the Board, and within the boundaries of the district or division.

(2) The Board shall be deemed to have complied with subsection (1) when transportation is provided on a route that is not more than 2.4 kilometres from the residence of the student.

(4) c. The distance of a residence from a school or from a bus route is the shortest distance measured along a travelled road or public right of way between the school site or the bus route and the lot where the student’s parents reside.

School Bus COVID Safety

Please click on the link below for a video from the Student Transportation Association of Alberta. 

COVID SAFETY

My 1st Ride

On Aug. 21 and 22, Southland Transportation Ltd. gave students an opportunity to learn all about school bus safety and protocol as we prepare for the new year.
My 1st Ride, A Free School Bus Safety Program for First-Time Riders and Parents, included a short presentation and had students and parents take a short ride on a bus to learn the ins and outs of the daily school bus routine.
Dr. Robert Plaxton Elementary School will hosted the event. 
In the video below, Southland's Lethbridge Operations Manager, Andrea Rioux, talks about the event and explains some of the school bus protocols that will be in place at the start of the year.