Can my child take the yellow school bus from their caregiver’s house?
OSTA will provide transportation to students in elementary grades (JK to Grade 8) whose caregiver resides within the designated attendance boundary of the...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:23 AM
How do I find out which bus stop my child should use?
You can also use our handy online Parent Portal, which allows parents to  access bus stop information for their children.
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:27 AM
What is the process for having a bus stop location changed?
You may submit a form, provided in the Parent Portal,  should you have a concernd about the existing bus stop location. In urban residential areas, bus ...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:28 AM
How early should I have my child out waiting for the bus?
Depending on the distance of your child’s bus stop you should have them leave with enough time to be at their bus stop 10 minutes before the bus arrives...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:28 AM
Can my child attend an out of boundary school?
Approval must be obtained before a student may attend an out of boundary school. Transportation to that school would be the responsibility of the parent...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:29 AM
What happens if I am not at the bus stop to meet my child who is in junior or senior kindergarten?
The bus driver is not permitted to drop off a junior or senior kindergarten student unless there is a caregiver at the bus stop to meet them. If there i...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:29 AM
What is Safety Awareness Day for First Time Riders?
The First Ride program is an education and awareness program. It is designed to promote school bus safety to young children and their parents. It famili...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Why do buses stop at railway crossings?
The Highway Traffic Act has been amended to require that school buses stop at all railway crossings, whether the crossing is protected by gates or railw...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:30 AM
I feel it is not safe for the busses to be operating today. Do I have to put my children on the bus?
It is parental choice whether to put their child(ren) on the bus on days when transportation has been deemed operational.
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:31 AM
Why are school buses not equipped with seat belts?
Transport Canada sets safety standards for school vehicles at time of manufacture. These standards include high seat backs with energy absorbing padding...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 9:32 AM