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. Routes for 2022/2023 will be posted on Monday August 22, 2022 for parents to view:
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.