Q. What is a Supplemental Bus fee?
A supplemental bus fee applies to students who are accessing an additional bus. While the Division recognizes the need for some students to access a second bus, this necessitates EIPS Student Transportation to hold a seat on a second bus that would otherwise not be required. In order to continue to maintain this level of service, a fee has been established.
Q. What is a designated school?
All students have a designated school determined by boundary areas set by the Board of Trustees. Students are directed to attend their designated school. Designated schools offer regular programming and are not schools of choice. Designated schools are usually, but not always, the closest school to the residence of the student that offers regular programming.
Q. What is an eligible student?
Alberta Education defines eligible students for transportation funding as those residing greater than 2.39 km from their designated school. Distance is calculated using a combination of roadways and walkways to two decimal places. It may not always match the driven distance of your family car.
Q. What is an ineligible student?
An ineligible student is one who lives less than 2.40 km away from his or her designated school or attends a non-designated school. If an ineligible student wishes to access EIPS' transportation, he or she is subject to an Ineligible fee. Distance is calculated using a combination of roadways and walkways to two decimal places. It may not always match the driven distance of your family car.
Q. How do I pay my fees and when are they due?
Fees are due by June 30 of the school year prior to the year for which you require transportation services. They can be paid through our secure online payment page using VISA, Mastercard or direct debit (when available from your financial institution). Cheques are not an accepted method of payment.
For fees paid after June 30, busing accommodation will depend on availability.
Q. If I am a non-resident student but want to attend an EIPS school, do I have to pay the Non-Designated School Fee?
Non-resident students attending an EIPS' school will be subject to a fee. Refer to the Transportation Fee Schedule for specific rates.
Q. I want to apply for a fee waiver. How do I know if I am eligible?
Students attending a non-designated school will not be eligible for a fee waiver. If the student lives less than 2.40 km from their school, they may be eligible for a fee waiver.
Learn more about the fee waiver process
(Last updated June 2022)