All students who want to take the bus to and/or from school need to complete an application form.
NLPS does not charge fees for Student Transportation Services for students who live more than 2.4 kilometres from their designated school.
Fees are charged for in-town transportation (students who live within 2.4 kilometres of their designated school) in the communities of Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Lac La Biche.
For the 2022-2023 school year, fees will be charged as follows:
|Grade Level||Distance from Designated School||Fee (per year)|
|Kindergarten to Grade 4||More than 1.6 kilometres||FREE|
|Kindergarten to Grade 4||Less than 1.6 kilometres||$380|
|Grades 5 & 6||Less than 2.4 kilometres||$380|
|Grades 7 to 12||Less than 2.4 kilometres||$500|
Please note, in-town routes are subject to availability of bus contractors and drivers, and priority will be given to students who live greater than 2.4 kilometres from their designated school. When necessary, students will be placed on a waiting list until a viable bus route can be established or space becomes available on an established route.
A fee will also be charged for any student who requires a seat on an second (alternate) route, unless it is required to comply with a custody agreement. The fee for this service for 2022-2023 is $190 for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 and $250 for students in grades 7-12. Alternate route seats will only be provided if space is available on the alternate route and will be capped at one alternate seat per student.
Where fees are applicable, registration will not be considered complete until fees are paid in full or a payment plan is set up in School Cash Online. Fees are payable in up to four installments. January 1st will be the final installment date available. An automatic $26 non-payment charge will be added to your School Cash Online account if payment is rejected. If all non-payment charges and rejected payments are not received by January 31, the parent/guardian will be asked to withdraw their child(ren) from riding the bus.
Bus Fee Refunds
Bus fee refunds will be applied in the following circumstances:
- bus services are not available for a period exceeding two consecutive weeks (excluding holidays included on the NLPS calendar)
- there is a Division required school closure that exceeds two consecutive weeks (excluding holidays included on the NLPS calendar)
- the student riding the bus changes schools and does not require transportation to/from the new location
- the student moves and fees are not applicable at their new location
- the student moves out of district.
In the event a student is moving or changing schools, please inform NLPS Transportation as soon as possible.
Families who wish to apply to have their fees waived, should complete our Transportation Fee Waiver Form and submit it to our Transportation Department.