School Bus Information

Eligibility by Distance 1. The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) shall provide transportation for students of member school Boards who reside, or in the case of students in elementary grades from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 whose caregiver resides, within the designated attendance and/or program boundary of the school they are attending and meet the minimum transportation eligibility distances as follows:

Junior and/or Senior Kindergarten 0.8 km or more Grades 1 to 8 1.6 km or more Grades 9-12 3.2 km or more
The caregiver address shall supersede the home address within the designated attendance boundary of the school attended for distance measurement purposes. The pick up and drop off addresses must be consistent five (5) days a week. These parameters extend to all JK and SK students registered at their designated English, Early French Immersion or Alternative school.
Please make sure you have updated your pick up and drop off locations with us, if your child will take the bus or be dropped off to a location other than your home.

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