Walk Distance Policy

Students may access transportation services if their primary address is within the school’s attendance boundary, at a distance of more than:

  • JK – SK Door to Door when feasible
  • Gr 1 to Gr 3 1.0 km
  • Gr 4 to Gr 8 1.6 km
  • Gr 9 to Gr 12 3.2 km

NOTE: Students who are not eligible for the bus in accordance with the above distance criteria are considered walk students. Parents are responsible for their children walking to and from school.

Distance Measurements:

  1. All measurements for transportation purposes will be made by RRDTS using Edulog student transportation software.
  2. The measurement of the walking distance is from the closest point of the property line of the student to the property line of the school.
  3. All students Gr 1 - 12 are required to walk to a group stop within 500 m if eligible for transportation.

Student’s Address:

A student’s address is his/her legal and permanent place of residence. In the case of joint custody, it is the parents’ responsibility to decide on the student’s primary address, in order to determine his/her school catchment area.

Please note that the address of a caregiver or daycare center cannot be considered a student’s legal and permanent address.

Walking to school can be a challenging concept for parents and students to understand, and we want you to know we understand. However we want to assure you that there are many benefits to having your child(ren) walk to school. 

Take a look at our benefits pamphlet to help put your mind at ease:

Walking to School: The Benefits


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