Student Transportation Survey

April 23, 2018 - Government is focused on the priorities of regular Albertans, like making sure our kids have great schools and can get there safely.

Student transportation is an integral part of the education system. Our government continues to support a safe transportation system for approximately 300,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students across the province.

The Government of Alberta is listening to families and school boards to make sure student transportation requirements are updated to make life better for Alberta students.

Alberta Education has already made progress to better understand the varied transportation challenges faced throughout the province by working with key stakeholder groups.

Before any decisions are made, further feedback and ideas from parents, school authorities, and stakeholders is required.

To share your thoughts and priorities on the student transportation criteria, please fill out Alberta Education's online survey.

The survey will help determine potential changes to the distance criteria, the mandated service levels, and what safety considerations should be included.

The survey will close on June 15, 2018, and changes to the criteria are scheduled to be finalized by fall 2018.

This timeline will give parents and school authorities an appropriate amount of time – approximately 10 months – to adjust to the new requirements which will be implemented in the 2019-20 school year.