Bus Passes and School-of-Choice Fees

Bus Pass Fee Breakdown 

Ineligible Urban students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4km away 

Cost
(per child)

2020-2021

Cost
(per child)

2021-2022

ECS (full day/half time)* $225 $262
Grades 1 - 12 $450 $525
Maximum rate per family $1,125 $1,315

Ineligible Rural students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4km away 

   
Kindergarten (full day/half time)* $150 $225
Grades 1 - 12 and Full Time Kindergarten $300 $450
Maximum Rate Per Family $750 $1,125

Students attending a school other than their designated school (School-of-choice)

   
Kindergarten (full day/half time)* $285 $322
Grades 1 - 12 and Full Time Kindergarten $570 $645
Maximum Rate Per Family $1,425 $1,615

Eligible students attending their designated school who reside more than 2.4km away

 

   
Kindergarten (full day/half time)* $25 $30
Grades 1 - 12 and Full Time Kindergarten $50 $60
Maximum Rate Per Family $125 $150

Private School

   
Private School ECS (full day/half time)**  $500 $525
Private School Grades 1 - 12 $1,000 $1,050

* 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.

Payment Options

Transportation fees are now included within the Rycor 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 and 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. For convenience and to make things easier of families, one year of bus service fees can also be paid with installments over a 7 month period.

Parkland School Division Students can access the Rycor payment system through the PowerSchool parent portal. The Rycor 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 to by Parkland School Division Transportation can access the Rycor payment system through https://www.studentquickpay.com/psd70. The Rycor 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. Since the 2017-2018 school year, Alternate Seat Fees are 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 three spots on three different buses at all times.

Transportation Services registered capacity is currently approaching full.

Alternate Seat Fee
 

2020-2021

2021-2022

Kindergarten (full day/half time) $225 $262
Grades 1 - 12 and Full Time Kindergarten $450 $525
Maximum Family Rate $1,125 $1,315

* 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.

Bus Passes

ALL students 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.  Replacement cards will be issued at $20/card. 

Other Transportation Fees
 

2020-2021

2021-2022

Replacement bus pass/RFID/Temporary bus pass $20 $20
Change Fee (Major Route Change) $50 $50

For more information contact:
Transportation Services
4603-48 Street 
Stony Plain, AB 
Phone: 780-963-8452
Email: Transportation@psd70.ab.ca