Ever wonder how a school bus was made? The school bus is the safest mode of trans-portation used today to provide transportation for students to and from school. Unlike other vehicles on the road there are specific features built into the bus as a means to ensure the safety of passengers. This includes the high back […]
October brings beautiful fall colours and School Bus Safety Week.
This year School Bus Safety Week runs October 17-21, 2022
We encourage all schools with buses to bring these timely reminders to their bus students during
School Bus Safety Week and throughout the year.
Be on time at your bus stop (be 5 minutes early)
Wait safely at your stop […]
I don’t remember my first day of school but I can only imagine the excitement and the trepidation that I must have felt. Standing there waiting for the school bus to show and then boarding that huge yellow vehicle filled with people I didn’t know and leaving my parents behind. Thank goodness for my big […]
With the recent announcements from the Ministry of Education and Provincial Government there will be changes to the covid protocols in place on the school bus starting March 21st. A number of existing protocols will remain in place and a summary is listed below:
Before every trip, bus drivers and students must self-assess for any COVID-19 […]
As the Toronto School Boards prepare to return to school this September we wanted to highlight some of new protocols and procedures that will be in place on the school bus.
● Before every trip, bus drivers, students, parents and staff must self-assess for any COVID-19 symptoms. All students and drivers who experience symptoms must self-isolate […]
With the onset of Covid-19, it seemed appropriate to outline how student transportation services deals with infectious diseases in the City of Toronto. After the SARS outbreak in 2004, all school bus operators were required to develop and keep updated on an annual basis a pandemic preparedness plan. These plans were to identify and address […]
The Transportation Portal is a new tool that the Transportation unit has provided to help parents access information about their child’s transportation. After registering for an account (by selecting the ‘parent’ link in the top right hand corner on the website) families are able to add their children to their account and information about their […]
Winter has arrived and with it inclement weather that may force the closure of schools and/or the cancellation of bus service. Staff in Transportation Services are on alert when snow storms are forecasted. Early in the morning Consortium transportation staff review if roads are passable, and the current and predicted temperatures & weather conditions across […]
How do we get that student from your house onto that school bus? It starts with the transportation forms. Delivery of appropriate and timely school bus service depends on us receiving all the correct information.
If we do not have all information it will cause delays in providing transportation for a student. It may even be […]