Black Gold School Division

780-955-6025

Busing Applications, Payment & Fees

How do I apply for busing?

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 more than 2.4 km away), Ineligible (students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4 km away), and School of Choice (students attending a school other than their designated school, when available) 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. If there is no form available, please contact Transportation staff at 780.955.6048.
  4. Upon registration for transportation, parents/guardians will be required to pay 50% of the transportation fee, with the balance due at the end of January. Where the total transportation fees owing is greater than $350, parent/guardians can set up monthly payment plans from September to February, with payments due on the first of each month.

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.

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.

During the school year, parents requiring assistance with their PowerSchool account should contact their schools directly.

*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.

What are the busing fees?

TRANSPORTATION FEES2021 – 20222022 – 2023
Eligible Students (students attending their designated school who reside more than 2.4 km away)
Kindergarten$25.00$37.50
Grades 1-12$25.00$75.00
Maximum Rate Per Family$75.00$187.50
Ineligible Students (students attending their designated school who reside less than 2.4 km away)
Kindergarten$165.00$190.00
Grades 1-12$330.00$380.00
Maximum Rate Per Family$785.00$950.00
School of Choice (students attending a school other than their designated school, when available)
Kindergarten$165.00$190.00
Grades 1-12$330.00$380.00
Maximum Rate Per Family$785.00$950.00
Other Transportation Fees
Replacement Bus Pass$11.00$20.00
NOTE: 2022-2023 registrations open June 1, 2022.

Transportation refunds/ New fees for new or moved students

The Black Gold School Division does not provide a ‘winter-only’ bus service; students must register for year-round bus service by June 30.

Transportation fees will not be refunded after the first day of school unless:

  • The student leaves the Division prior to the end of the school year. In this case the fee will be prorated based on the number of months the student was registered for transportation.
  • The student moves from an Ineligible rider to an Eligible rider. In this case the fee will be prorated based on the number of months the student was registered for transportation. Students registering for transportation after the start of the school year will only have fees prorated if the student is new to the Division. Otherwise, transportation fees will only be prorated in special circumstances at the discretion of the Transportation Manager.


Paying for Transportation

All forms of payments (cheque, credit, debit, cash) will be accepted by the BGSD Transportation department. Please note that we do not take credit card numbers over the phone.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Diane Miles
Transportation Manager
Phone: 780.955.6034
Email: diane.miles@blackgold.ca

Krystal Herbert
Transportation Assistant
Phone:780.955.6048
krystal.herbert@gshare.blackgold.ca