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Alberta wants to hear from you on student transportation

A survey is being offered by the Alberta Government to gather information for changes by the 2019/20 school year.

Student transportation is an integral part of the education system. The Alberta Government continues to support a safe transportation system for approximately 300,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students across the province.

The Alberta Government is listening to families and school boards to make sure they update the student transportation eligibility criteria to make life better for Alberta students.  Alberta Education has already made progress to better understand the varied transportation challenges faced throughout the province by working with key stakeholder groups.

Parents, community members and staff are able to share your thoughts and priorities on the student transportation criteria through the Alberta Government’s online survey.

The survey and written submissions will help determine the potential changes to the distance criteria and mandated service levels and any safety considerations that may be added.

The survey will close on June 15, 2018.  

This timeline will give parents and school authorities an appropriate amount of time – approximately 10 months – to adjust to the new requirements, which will be implemented in the 2019/20 school year.

Source: https://education.alberta.ca/bill-1-an-act-to-reduce-school-fees/how-bill-1-would-help-families/everyone/an-act-to-reduce-school-fees-qas/?searchMode=3

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