School Bus Transportation

Eligibility

  • JK/SK Over .4 km - Parents of Kindergarten students may request transportation under the .4 km. These requests are submitted to the Principal or Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay.
  • Grade 1 - Grade 3 Over .8 km (½ mile)
  • Grade 4 - Grade 8 Over 1.6 km (1 mile) - Courtesy transportation may be provided under 1.6 km (1 mile) if there is room on the bus.
  • Grade 9 - Grade 12 Over 1.6 km (1 mile)

Caregiver - Transportation

Requests for transportation to or from a caregiver must be within the school zone and on an everyday basis. Children must be registered at the school which serves the caregiver’s address. Requests for students to be dropped off or picked up at different addresses on occasion cannot be accommodated.

Zones

Transportation will only be provided within a student’s designated school zone. Any students who choose to attend schools outside their school area must assume responsibility for transportation.

Parental Responsibility

When Kindergarten students are dropped off, a parent/guardian, responsible sibling, or caregiver must meet the bus at the designated stop or be visible to the bus driver.

Inclement Weather

In situations of inclement weather, STSTB, based on recommendations from various sources, may cancel all or a portion of the Board’s transportation system. In most cases, this decision is made by 6:30 a.m. Information concerning bus cancellations is communicated to the following radio stations for broadcast by 7:00 a.m. CKPR ROCK - 94.3, 91.4, 103.5 FM; Magic 99.9 and THE GIANT 105.3, CBQ/CBC (88.3), CBON-Sudbury(French).


STSTB Emergency Weather and School Evacuation Closure Line Number: 625-1661 or refer to our website (www.ststb.ca)

Fall Start-up

If you require a new stop for your child, there will be a three to five day (students with special needs may take longer) lead time required during the month of September. During the first week of school no new stops will be added to the routes.

Transportation Inquiries

Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay is open all year round (including the summer). If you have any questions, please call 625-1660

Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay is a student busing consortium by these 3 school boards:

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