Register for busing online!
Please read prior to filling in the busing application.
All busing registrations must be completed online. The online registration link is located at the bottom of this page. As our buses fill up quickly please be sure that the online registration form is completed by June 30, 2016. Urban busing seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first served basis - there is a transportation fee for students who live less than 2.4 km's from their school. Late registrations will be put on a waiting list. Failure to provide complete and accurate address will result in a delay.
Applicants require a parent or family email address to apply online. Applicants without access to a computer are encouraged to use technology resources at their local school or public library to apply online. Please note: The form must be done on a laptop or desktop computer - mobile devices such as phones or tablets may not work. Please contact the Transportation Services Department if you are experiencing issues with the registration form.
Rural students should only register if they are new to or have moved within WCPS or the school divisions that WCPS has busing arrangements with (i.e. Star Catholic Schools etc.). There is no charge for rural students living 2.4 kilometers from their school. Rural parents must provide us with their legal land description and blue sign (911) address. Failure to provide complete information will result in a delay of processing registrations.
All Urban (Lacombe, Blackfalds & Ponoka) students MUST re-register each year - students will not be able to ride until the application has been approved and paid for busing or payment arrangements have been made. All addresses are checked and verified. There is a transportation fee for town students who live less than 2.4 kilometers from their school.* Approval and fee information will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the online registration form.
Approved urban students living in user pay areas will be e-mailed instructions to make payments online using Visa, MasterCard or e-Cheque. You have a choice of paying for transportation fees in full or using up to 3 monthly installments. Full payment or monthly installments arrangements are expected prior to students being able to ride any bus. Failure to make payments or keep payments current may result in your child or children being removed from the bus. Payments plans come into effect for payment on the first day of the following month (payment plans setup in July will have the following payment dates August 1st, September 1st and October 1st). Delaying fee payment or the setting up of a payment plan may result in your child's seat being forfeited to another student.
The payment plan option is only available at the beginning of the school year and will not be available for new payment plans after September 30th. Online payments are to be made once the bus registration is approved by the Transportation Services Department and you have received an email link from them with instruction for making payment. Payments will not be accepted until the registration is approved!**
Students may not ride until they have been approved and the driver has their name.
Please contact WC Transportation Services if you have registered and are no longer interested in having your child/children bused.
User pay transportation fees will remain the same as the previous year.
2016 – 2017 User Pay Transportation Rates:
|Kindergarten Students: $237.50 / student|
|Grades 1 to 12: $475.00 / per student|
|Family Maximum: $950.00 (3 or more students)|
*Urban residences over 2.4 km from school will not be charged the transportation fee (distances are calculated by a routing system and guidelines set by Alberta Education).All urban students must re-register each and every year.
|**User pay busing is sold on a full year basis only.|
At this time all user-pay registrations within Lacombe, Blackfalds and Ponoka will be put on a wait list for busing in those areas.