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Serving more than 3700 students each day
Because yellow bus stop times can change as new students are added, it is a good idea to check Powerschool the night before the first day of school in case anything had changed, and regularily for the first month.
Red Deer Public Schools is pleased to provide students with a variety of transportation services. Please note that provision of these services is guided by provincial regulations set forth by Alberta Education.
MUST APPLY FOR BUSING EACH YEAR
It is essential that students apply for transportation services each year. Application forms are submitted online using Powerschool and School Engage. (See Application Forms for more information)
CHARTER (YELLOW) BUS ROUTES: Bus stop locations are determined by the number of eligible students registered to use the service. We try our best not to relocate bus stops however it may happen from time to time. Further information is available under Bus Route Information. RDPSD has an expectation that no bus stop will be further than 500 meters from a residence for eligible students. This does not apply to ineligible students as they may have to utilize the closest available stop. Buses will not be rerouted and stops will typically not be added for ineligible students. Bus stops are only created in residential areas. Commercial, retail, or office building areas will not be considered for a stop due to safety concerns.
Transportation for students in French Immersion is included in our listing of bus routes. French Immersion schools include Mountview Elementary, Oriole Park Elementary, Barry Wilson Elementary, Central Middle School (City Transit),and Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (City Transit). Gateway Christian School and Escuela Vista Grande Spanish Bilingual are also in our route listing and are considered School of choice.
For confirmation or additional information on transportation, please see the links on the left and review our Transportation FAQ or our Severe Weather Procedures FAQ. For transportation in general, please contact the schools directly. If your questions still remain unanswered, please contact the Transportation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 403.342.3724.