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Busing & Transportation Getting Students to School

Getting Students to School

Pre-registration for the 2019-20 school year

To be included in the yellow school bus route planning for September, parents needed to pre-register their child(ren) by May 31. Families are encouraged to continue to submit their transportation applications even after the deadline but changes to routes will not be made until after Thanksgiving. 

2019-20 Service Levels and Fees

For the 2019-20 school year, the majority of CBE students will have a similar transportation service as they had in the previous school year. We will continue to ensure the delivery of safe and efficient transportation for students.  The proposed fee for the 2019-20 school year is $365 and is subject to board and ministerial approval.

Bus Stop App

CBE Transportation uses a bus route monitoring app called MyBusStop for all Southland Transportation routes. You can use the mobile and web application GPS tracking service to see real-time information such as the route stops, route schedule, route progress and possible route delays for your child’s yellow school bus. The app was created and is maintained by Southland Transportation.
How to Register
  • To register you will need your school's unique access code and your child’s bus route.  Schools will distribute these to families at school start-up.
  • Visit to register and create an account, follow the prompts and select the bus route you want to track.
  • Once registered you are now ready to track the school bus using the website or on your mobile device.
  • Download the MyBusStop app for iOS or Android 
  • Learn more by reading our Parent Brochure and FAQs
Questions, concerns or suggestions regarding registration or use of the application can be forwarded to

Transportation Manuals

Route Maps

Yellow school bus routes for the 2019-20 school year will be posted on our website by mid-August.  Maps are organized by school name and route letter.

Applying for Busing

Families can register their child for yellow school bus transportation online using their MyCBE/PowerSchool​ account

Complete one registration per family and include all students eligible for all modes of transportation—except Calgary Transit. 

Cancelling Busing

Parents/guardians registered for yellow school bus ​service will receive a confirmation email in October. You can cancel your transportation registration with no financial penalty using MyCBE/PowerSchool or by paper form.

After November 2019, a pro-rated refund will be considered for cancellations.

Conditional Riders

Conditional riders refer to those students who are approved to ride a yellow school bus when they are not otherwise eligible for service. This may occur when:

  • There is an existing bus stop that is closer to home than the distance to school for a student who is outside of the transportation service area.
  • The student is not attending their designated school, in either a Regular or Alternative program.
  • The student is not attending their designated school for a Regular Program but has a sibling in an Alternative Program at the same school.
  • The student has a sibling on a Complex Learning Needs route and wants to ride to the same school, using the same form of transportation. This applies even if it is their designated school but not the normal means of transportation.

To be accepted as a conditional rider, students:

  • Must access an existing stop.
  • Must be told by Transportation Services that there is space on the bus.
  • Must pay the transportation fee; fees are not waived for conditional riders on regular routes.

No bus routes or additional buses will be put in place to accommodate conditional riders. Ridership is not guaranteed and must be applied for every year. Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parents must wait for written approval from Transportation Services before starting to ride the bus. In some cases approval may be provided before school starts. In others, we have to wait to make sure there will be room on the bus, including space for late registrations or new students.
The Conditional Rider School Bus Transportation registration begins after regular registration closes.

NOTE: Transportation Services is unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries regarding possible dates for approval.

Parents must have alternate transportation arrangements in place until approval is received, or in case registration is not approved. Principals accepting a student from outside a school’s designated area must advise parents of the family responsibility for transportation.

Transportation to New / Emerging Communities

Transportation from new or emerging communities which are still undergoing construction and development of roadways does not always align with regular transportation guidelines. The challenge in these new communities is that there is often no safe path clear of obstructions (construction supplies and equipment) on City maintained roads for the yellow bus to enter and circle around as needed.

Yellow school bus service for K-9 students will include:

  • stops that are as safe as possible to access for both students and buses. This may be in a neighbouring community.
  • stops that are located at the same distances for students in similar programs in developed areas, where possible and safe to do so.

Transportation Services will regularly monitor safety and progress of construction and roads in new areas, and change the location of stops as required during the year.

If there is no Calgary Transit service in the community or reasonable service in a neighbouring community, CBE will provide yellow bus service to high school students.


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9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The office will be closed on all holidays and system-wide non-instructional days.​ 


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