Transportation Changes for 2016/2017

posted Jun 8, 2016, 5:44 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Please refer to the transportation website www.ottawaschoolbus.ca for all information regarding transportation. Route information will be available to parents as of August 19, 2016 via the online Parent Portal.

Applications for Seat Availability

Students who had been approved to access service under the Seat Availability provision for 2015/16 will need to reapply for service for the next school year.  The NEW “Application for Access to Empty Seats on School Bus Vehicles” form is available on the OSTA website at http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies/empty-seat-provision.

OSTA is centralizing the application, approval and assignment process to our head office.  The OCSB school staff and Principals will no longer be responsible for managing empty seats.

Transportation for students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes

OSTA has developed a new policy & procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes.  An application process and other requirements need to be met for parents to receive this service, and the homes or daycares in question must meet all other eligibility requirements.  The deadline for September start up transportation was June 1.  Renewals of current schedule calendars are due June 30.  All other applications will be reviewed after September 15 and prior to October 1.

More information can be found on the website:

http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies/transportation-for-students-in-a-joint-custody-arrangement-and-having-two-homes


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