Black Gold School Division

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Busing Applications, Payment & Fees

Application & Payment

How do I apply for busing?

All students who ride on a Black Gold School Division 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 online payment system 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 – 2.  Grades 3 – 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 Data Team. In the new school year, parents 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

 

Transportation Fees

What are the transportation fees?

2019/2020 School Bus Fees Total Cost Per Student Basic Bus Fee
Max.
Per Family
Administrative Transportation Fee for All Students Being
Transported (Students Eligible for Funding & Students Ineligible
for Funding)
$25 $75
Transportation Fee (including the Administrative Transportation
Fee) for Students Ineligible for Funding (students who reside
less than 2.4 km from home to designated school). Kindergarten are charged at 50% of the Fee
$330 $785
Transportation Fee (including the Administrative Transportation
Fee) for Students Attending School/Program of Choice
(students attending a non-designated school based on their
residence, where transportation is available). Kindergarten are charged at 50% of the Fee
$330 $785

*There is an additional fee of $11.00 for a replacement student bus pass.


Transportation refunds or new fees for new or moved students

Black Gold Schools do not provide a ‘winter’ bus service, however for new a move in we do offer a prorated fee based on start date.  Refunds will be prorated from the date the bus pass is returned, less the Administrative Transportation Fee.


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.