Bus Passes and Cross Attendance Area Fees
Bus Pass Breakdown 2017 - 2018
Note: The Board of Trusteees approved the Fees and Allowances Schedule for 2018-2019 on March 6, 2018 with no changes from the 2017-2018 fee schedule.
Urban students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4km away
Cost (per child)
|ECS (full day/half time)*||$150|
|Grades 1 - 12||$300|
|Maximum rate per family||$775|
Rural students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4km away
|For each transported student||$50|
Students attending a school other than their designated school
|Cross Attendance Area ECS (full day/half time)*||$210|
|Cross Attendance Area Grades 1 - 12||$420|
|Cross Attendance Area (maximum per family)||$1075|
|Private School ECS (full day/half time)**||$425|
|Private School Grades 1 - 12||$850|
* ECS transportation is for full day kindergarten two days per week with alternating Fridays.
** ECS transportation is for full day kindergarten two days per week with alternating Fridays and applies only to students residing less than 2.4km away from their Private School
For more information about transportation fees, please view our Fees & Allowances Schedule .
Transportation fees are now included within the Acorn Fee Management System. In an effort to reduce time, money and paper waste, parents can pay their children’s transportation fees through a secure online website. If you are a parent who has multiple children, they can be set up to appear together under your online payment parent account. With a few simple mouse clicks, parents can view assessed fees, any outstanding balances, and pay for all of their children in a single transaction. Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interac Online. In addition a payment plan can be set up to spread the fees owing over multiple payments.
Parkland School Division Students can access the Acorn payment system through the PowerSchool parent portal. The Acorn Parent Guide provides step by step instructions on how to access and make payments.
Non Parkland School Division Students attending Evergreen Catholic Schools, Living Waters Christian Academy, SML Christian Academy, or other schools that transportation is provided by Parkland School Division Transportation can access the Acorn payment system through https://www.studentquickpay.com/psd70. The Acorn Non PSD Parent Guide Provides step by step instructions on how to access and make payments.
Alternate Seat Fee
Provincial transportation funding exists beyond 2.4 km from the primary residence to the nearest school along the shortest route. School boards are NOT mandated by legislation to register students with multiple or alternate pick-up and drop-off locations.
With vacancy on buses and resources available, it has been recent practice by Parkland School Division’s Transportation Services to allow alternate locations for either pick-up or drop-off in situations where children have parents with joint custody, day home/daycare, or before or after school scenarios. Beginning in the 2017 - 2018 school year, Alternate Seat Fees will be charged for families who request and are approved for alternate seats on a different bus route.
New requests have to be located on existing routes with available spots on the bus in order to be considered.
When a parent or guardian reserves multiple locations for pick-up or drop-off, this occupies a seat on multiple buses even when its not being used. (For example, if a child stays with mom one week, dad on alternate weeks and a daycare each afternoon and all locations happen to be on different bus routes, that individual child is taking up 3 spots on 3 different buses at all times.)
Transportation Services registered capacity is currently approaching full.
|Alternate Seat Fee|
|ECS (full day/half time)||$150|
|Grades 1 - 12||$300|
|Alternate Seat Family Maximum||$750|
* ECS Transportation is for full day kindergarten two days per week with alternating Fridays.
For more information about transportation fees, please view our Fees & Allowances Schedule.
Beginning in 2017 - 2018 ALL students who live less than 2.4 km and more than 0.9 km from their designated school are required to purchase a bus pass to receive bus service.
What happens if my child's scan card is lost or stolen?
Report the lost or damaged card to Transportation Services at 780-963-8452 to prevent the unauthorized use of the card. This department will log the card as inactive and a new one will be issued. Replacement cards will be issued at $20/card.
For more information contact:
Stony Plain, AB