All students who want to take the bus to and/or from school need to register.
All NLPS students who live more than 2.4 kilometres from their designated school are eligible for student transportation and NLPS does not charge a fee for this service.
Northern Lights Public Schools also offers in-town student transportation to students in Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Lac La Biche who live less than 2.4 kilometres from their designated school on a fee-for-service basis.
For the 2020-2021 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.
*** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and requirements that may be put in place for student transportation, NLPS cannot guarantee that all routes will be available or that it will be able to accommodate all students who register for busing for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents are encouraged to have alternate transportation plans in place for their children.**
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 2020-2021 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, registrations will not be considered complete until a minimum of one payment has been made on School Cash Online.
Families who wish to apply to have their fees waived, should complete our Transportation Fee Waiver Form and submit it to our Transportation Department.