Black Gold School Division
Students who ride on Division school buses require a bus pass, and must apply for busing each year. This includes:
Eligible (students attending their designated school who reside 1 km or more away (K – Gr. 6), or 2 km or more away (Gr. 7-12));
Newly Eligible Students: Parents/guardians whose children live between 1 km to 2.4 km (Kindergarten to Grade 6), and those who live between 2 km to 2.4 km (Grades 7 to 12) from their designated schools and want to ride a school bus must submit their application forms by June 15, 2023, in order to access transportation for the 2023-2024 year.
Ineligible (students attending their designated school who reside less than 1 km (K – Gr.6), or less than 2 km (Gr. 7-12)), and
School of Choice students (those attending a school other than their designated school, when available). The Transportation Department reviews School of Choice availability after September 15.
To apply for your child’s transportation:
After successful completion of the above, bus passes* will be mailed out to the grades K-3 students. Passes for Grades 4-12 can be picked up at their respective schools during the first week of school.
During the school year, parents requiring assistance with their PowerSchool account should contact their schools directly.
If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent account or require assistance during summer break, please contact the Division Office at 780.955.6025 and request help from the Data Team. For STAR Catholic rural busing, please contact the Transportation Department at 780.955.6048 for registration forms.
*All applications for transportation will be subject for approval by the Transportation Department. Please note that there is a one week wait for bus passes.
|TRANSPORTATION FEES||2023 – 2024|
|Eligible Students (students attending their designated school who|
reside 1 km or more away (K-Gr.6) or 2km or more away (Gr.7-12))
|Maximum Rate Per Family||$187.50|
|Ineligible Students (students attending their designated school who|
reside less than 1 km (K-Gr.6) or less than 2km (Gr.7-12))
|Maximum Rate Per Family||$950.00|
|School of Choice (students attending a school other than their designated school, when available)|
|Maximum rate per family||$950.00|
|Other Transportation Fees|
|Replacement Bus Pass||$20.00|
|Supplemental Bus – (students accessing an additional bus to/from an alternate address)|
Maximum rate per family
The Black Gold School Division does not provide a ‘winter-only’ bus service; students must register for year-round bus service by June 15.
Transportation fees will not be refunded after the first day of school unless:
Online payments are 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 cart.
All forms of payments (cheque, credit, debit, cash) will be accepted at your school or at the Division Office. Please note that we do not take credit card numbers over the phone.
For more information, please contact: