2020-21 School Year
Q. What is a Supplemental Bus fee?
Effective the 2018-19 school year a supplemental bus fee applies to students who are accessing an additional bus. While we recognize the need for students requiring access to 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 that is determined with 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 that offers regular programming to the residence of the student.
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. 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 2.4 km away from his/her designated school or attends a non-designated school. If an ineligible student wishes to access EIPS' transportation, he/she is automatically subject to an Ineligible fee. Distance is calculated using a combination of roadways and walkways. 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, direct debit (Interac). 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 under 2.4km from their school, they may be eligible for a fee waiver. For the 2020-21 school year, the Fee Waiver will not be available until the Fall.
*Last Updated June 1, 2020