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Bussing Information

2017/2018 School Year Information

Bussing services for the Grande Prairie Public School District are provided by First Student Canada. 

To be eligible for a bus pass a student must live within the Grande Prairie city limits and 

  1. attending kindergaten to grade 3 and living 1.7 km or more by the shortest route from the closest school within the attendance boundary
  2. attending grades 4 to 12 and living 2.4 km or more by the shortest route from the closest school within the attendance boundary.

Exceptions are: 

  1. Students attending Ecole Montrose having to cross Resources Road and Junior High students attending Roy Bickell having to cross 116 Ave are eligible if less than 2.4 km by the shortest route from the closest school within the attendance boundary.

  2. Special needs students attending a designated school program may be eligible upon authorization.

  3. School of Choice students (Academy, Christian, Montessori) may qualify for bussing for a fee which is to be paid in full for the entire school year at the school office prior to the student receiving their bus pass. Preauthorized debit is also available. The first month's payment is paid up front at the school and a preauthorized debit form is filled out at the school. Payments will be withdrawn from your account on the first of every month. Parents are responsible for payment of the bus pass until the bus pass is handed back in to the Transportation Office. If your child is not riding the bus, please get their bus pass in as soon as possible so more charges are not incurred. Students must meet the 2.4 km walk distance to their School of Choice.
  4. Bridge Network students living 2.4 km or more away by the shortest route from Lions Learning Center have to be taking a minimum 50% course load to be eligible for a City Transit pass.

Bus passes for eligible students in Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-12 are to be picked up at the School Office.

​Bus Pass Information

To receive a bus pass, students must fill out a bus pass application at the school or use the link on the main transportation page to apply online.

The processing of the bus pass application may take up to 5 working days, except at the start of the school year. If you have applied after the June 30 application deadline, your application will be processed in the order that it is received. The parent/guardian is responsible for the transportation of the student until they receive their bus pass from the school. Temporary bus passes may be available at the school office.

For information about bus pass eligibility, contact GPPSD Transportation Coordinator Connie Hartel at (780) 539-7419.