Q. Why am I being assessed a Transportation fee?
A new fee schedule was implemented effective the 2020-21 school year in order to make transportation fees more equitable for all students who access the bus. For more information on the 2022-23 fee schedule, please see the Transportation Fees page.
Q. What is an Ineligible Fee?
If your child resides in the boundaries of Elk Island Public Schools, you will be assessed either an Eligible fee or an Ineligible Fee. Eligible Fees are applicable to students who attend their designated school and reside greater than 2.39 km to the school. Ineligible Fees are applicable to students who attend a non-designated school or students who reside less than 2.40 km from their designated school. Please note that student distances are calculated to two decimal places using the EIPS logistics software as per Alberta Education funding guidelines. Parents may get a different distance using Google, driving their family vehicle or using another distance calculating app because they are rounding up to 1 decimal place. EIPS uses its logistics software to compute student distances based on the shortest distance from the students residence to the school's property line as per Alberta Education funding guidelines. The shortest distance includes using a combination of walk paths and roadways.
Q. If I decide to sign up for busing partway through the school year, will my fees be prorated?
Fees are not prorated for busing service that begins partway through the year.
Q. I have a school credit showing on my child’s Parent Portal account. Can I apply it to my Transportation fees?
If you have a credit showing on your child’s School account and would like to apply it towards your child’s Transportation fees please send an email to email@example.com. In the email please list each child’s first and last name indication you would like the credit to be moved to Transportation. The request will be completed within 24 hours Monday to Friday.
Q. How do I access the Family Rate that I have had in the past?
The new fee schedule for the 2020-2021 school year does not include a family rate like it has in the past. This is in an effort to make transportation fees more equitable for all students who access the bus.
Q. How do I apply for a Payment Plan?
The Payment Plan is eligible for fees that are a minimum of $300 per individual or a combination of fees in the case of a family. The Payment Plan application can be accessed through the Parent Portal. See the Payment Plan page for further information.
Q. How do I apply for a Fee Waiver?
Fee Waiver applications will not be accepted until the fall.
For questions specific to your child's busing or regarding anything that is not addressed above please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated June 30, 2022