Transportation

Contact Information

La Crete Bus Garage
9705 - 99 Street
P.O. Box 1331
La Crete, AB T0H 2H0
Phone: (780) 928-3860
Fax: (780) 928-3232
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (week days)

High Level Bus Shop
10808 - 93 Street
High Level, AB T0H 1Z0
France Klatt, High Level Urban Bussing Co-ordinator
Phone: (780) 926-3966
Fax: (780) 926-3037
Office Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (school days)

Cross Boundary Attendance

Cross boundary transportation will not be provided for students attending schools out of their attendance area. However, subject to space availability on the bus, students may ride to a school out of their area from a location on an existing bus route. Existing bus routes will not be modified to provide transportation services to students outside their attendance area. 

Permission from the Secretary-Treasurer is required prior to any cross boundary transfers. Email normanb@fvsd.ab.ca or call the office at 780-927-3766.

School Attendance Maps

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Attendance Map - HCCS - Revised 2016
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Attendance Map - La Crete - Revised 2016
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Unsafe Conditions for Buses

In cold weather, as a general guideline, -40ºCelsius or below with due consideration for wind chill, constitutes an unsafe condition for the operation of buses. A decision to cancel buses will be made by school principals, in a particular area, in consultation with bus drivers. When the principal has cancelled buses, he/she will inform local radio stations and the Transportation Manager. If bus service has been cancelled due to cold weather in the morning, service is also cancelled for the afternoon route.

If an individual bus driver feels conditions in their particular area constitute an unsafe condition to student transportation, that driver will consult with the Transportation Manager prior to making the decision to cancel or suspend bus service.  The Manager may suspend bus service in any area due to hazardous driving conditions.

The Transportation Department uses a Twitter account to announce bus delays and cancellations. You can find these updates at www.twitter.com/fvsdbuses

These Twitter updates can also be found on the webpage at www.fvsd.ab.ca

Student Discipline

Students riding in a school bus are under the immediate authority of the driver, who shall report all major cases of student misconduct to the principal of the students' schools. The principal may suspend the students from riding the bus if it is deemed necessary to ensure the safety of the driver, other passengers, or other traffic.

Urban Transportation

The Fort Vermilion School Division receives funding from Alberta Education to transport students living more than 2.4 kilometers from their designated school.

Transportation is available to students within the 2.4 kilometer walk limit and residing in an urban area. The cost for urban transportation within the Division is as outlined to the right.

Urban Bus Fees

Physically disabled students No Charge
Half-time ECS $25/month
Daily ECS to Grade 6 $40/month
Grade 6 to Grade 12 $50/month
Maximum Family Rate $100/month

Rural Yard Service

Yard service will be provided free of charge to students where there is a child in grade three or less and the driveway exceeds 0.4 kilometers (1/4 Mile), or where the driveway exceeds 0.8 kilometers (1/2 Mile) for any other students. Yard service may also be provided for a family with a physically disabled student or where a road side pick-up is not practical or not safe.

Parents who want yard service and do not meet the distance requirements may still request this service. It will be reviewed by the Transportation Manager who will take into consideration the driveway distance, the age of the students, and the overall impact on the entire bus route. If approved, a charge of $75 per month will apply.