Black Gold Regional Schools

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Busing Applications, Payment & Fees

Application & Payment

How do I apply for busing?

All students who ride on a Black Gold Regional School bus must apply for busing and require a bus pass. This includes Eligible, Ineligible and School of Choice Students.

To apply for your child’s transportation

  1. Access the Acorn Online Payment website by logging into your PowerSchool Parent portal.
  2. Click on “Student Fees and Forms” in the “Navigation” tool bar.
  3. Complete the “Transportation Application” form and add to your cart.
  4. Ineligible students/school of choice families will select “Checkout” and then click “Submit Payment”. Eligible Student families will complete the form online and they click “Confirm” and then “Confirm Items”.

In doing so, the bus pass, along with transportation information, will be mailed out to Grades K – 6.  Grade 7 – 12 will be sent to the respective schools during the first week of school.

If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent account or require assistance during Summer Break, please contact the Division Office,
Phone: 780.955.6025 and request the Transportation Department. In the new school year, parent’s requiring assistance with their PowerSchool account, should contact their school directly.

Sue Timmermans
Transportation Manager
Phone: 780.955.6034
Email: sue.timmermans@blackgold.ca
Diane Miles
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 780.955.6048
Email: diane.miles@blackgold.ca
Claire Davis
Data Technician – Learning Services/Transportation
(780) 955-5135
Email: claire.davis@blackgold.ca

 

Transportation Fees

What are the transportation fees?

2017/2018 School Bus Fees Total Cost Per Student Basic Bus Fee
Max.
Per Family
Eligible Students Grades K – 12 who reside greater than 2.4 km home to their Designated School. N/A N/A
Ineligible Students Grades K  – 12 who reside less than 2.4 km home to designated school $250 $600
Grades K  – 12 Students attending School/Program of Choice (students attending their non-designated school based on their residence) in areas where busing is available. $250 $600

*There is an additional fee of $10 for a replacement student bus pass.


Transportation refunds or new move-ins:

Black Gold does not offer a ‘winter’ only bus service.  Transportation fees are only pro-rated when students move in or out of the area.

École Champs Vallée School students requiring transportation to École Bellevue School (prior to the opening of ECVS), the full transportation fee will be applied. Once ECVS is open the amount of the fee will be pro-rated and a refund applied to the Parent Portal Account after the date of opening.


Paying for Transportation

All forms of payments (cheque, credit, debit, cash) will be accepted by the BGRD Transportation Department.

Online payments are also available for all transportation fees through PowerSchool Parent Portal. Families can go to their PowerSchool login and apply for transportation and the appropriate applicable fees can be seen once you add busing to your chart.  Instructions on how to login can be found here.