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School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
Working Together for Student Success
Review 2019

Transportation Review

As part of its current strategic plan, the Board of Education has undertaken a review of transportation policy. This review will include a public survey, and community consultation on possible policy changes. You can find more information on current policy and timelines for consultation below.

Transportation Policy, Facts and Timelines


  • Students are eligible for busing if they are attending their catchment area school and reside outside of the walk limits.
  • Current walk limits are:
    • Grades K to 3 residing 4.0 km from school
    • Grades 4 to 12 residing 4.8 km from school
  • Students who are not eligible for transportation can register as a courtesy rider.  Courtesy riders may be able to ride based on whether there is a preexisting bus route, space available on the route and no additional stops are required.
  • Courtesy ridership may be cancelled at any time with one week's notice.


  • 23% of students in the District are registered to ride the bus.  Of these, 34% are eligible to ride based on the current transport policy.
  • 36% of busing students are going to an elementary school, 29% to a middle school and 34% to a secondary school.
  • Based on the current budget, transportation costs approximately $670 per rider.


  • November 1 to 30: Public Survey on Transportation.
  • January 1: Recommendations published on School District website.
  • January 1 to 31: Public meetings to obtain feedback on recommendations. These discussions are not community specific and the public are welcome to attend any date or location that is convenient.
    • January 8 in the Summerland Secondary Library - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • January 22 in the Princess Margaret Library - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • January 29 in the IMC (School Board Office) - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • February 11: Recommendations and feedback presented to the Business Committee.
  • February 24: Board of Education to consider recommendations from Business Committee.

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