What you need to know about
The Peel District School Board eligibility distances for transportation
are as follows:
- kindergarten students – 1 km (.625 miles)
- grades 1 to 4 students – 1.6 km (1 mile)
- grades 5 to 6 students – 2 km (1.25 miles)
- grades 7 to 8 students – 3.2 km (2 miles)
The distances noted above are measured along sidewalks, roadways and
paved pedestrian walkways from the school property to the home property line.
How do I know if my child is eligible for transportation?
Student Transportation of Peel Region has a new website where you can
find out whether your child is eligible for transportation based on your home
address. Visit businfo.stopr.ca, click on "Transportation Eligibility" and enter
In addition, if your child is eligible for transportation, you can
securely access your child’s transportation information, including bus stop
location and pick-up and drop-off times, from businfo.stopr.ca. Click on
“Student Login” and enter the information required. To ensure
privacy of information you will be required to enter the Ontario Education
Number (OEN) which can be found on your child’s report card.
For more information on policies, procedures, late buses and
cancellations, please visit the Student Transportation of Peel Region website at
The driver is responsible for the safety of the students on the bus
and, in addition to driving the vehicle safely, must provide sufficient
supervision to ensure that students do not engage in activities that could be
All instances of unacceptable behaviour by students on a bus are to be
reported to the principal or designate by the driver. The principal will take
appropriate action and, if necessary, discipline will be handled by the
principal. Bus drivers are not required to deal directly with parents in matters
of this nature.
Withdrawal of transportation privileges
Transportation officers are authorized to withdraw transportation
privileges for any student deemed by the principal and transportation officer to
be un-transportable because the student's behaviour places his/her safety and
the safety of others at risk.