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:
Key section of the Education Act:
Under the provisions of Section 59(1) of the Education Act it states that "subject to the regulations, a board must provide for the transportation of a student to and from the site of the school in which the board has enrolled the student if:
(a) The student resides within the attendance area established by the board for the schools
(b) The student resides within the boundaries of the school division, and
(c) The criteria, if any, set out in the regulations are met."
The criteria in (c) is established in Student Transportation Regulation 69/2019 of the Education Act, and it states "the student must reside at a distance of at least 2.4 kilometres from the site of the school."