Black Gold Regional Schools

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Division Office 780-955-6025

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 – 3.  Grades 4 – 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
Diane Miles
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 780.955.6048
Claire Davis
Data Technician – Learning Services/Transportation
(780) 955-5135


Transportation Fees

What are the transportation fees?

2018/2019 School Bus Fees Total Cost Per Student Basic Bus Fee
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 $300 $750
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. $300 $750

*There is an additional fee of $10.50 for a replacement student bus pass.

Fees listed above are subject to ministerial approval.

Further information on Black Gold Regional Division No.18 bus service: Student Transportation 2018-2019

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.

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.