June 8, 2016

Peel board reduces transportation distance eligibility for grade 7, 8 students

Based on feedback from parents and community members, Peel District School Board trustees have approved a change to reduce the transportation distance eligibility for students in grades 7 and 8. 

Effective the 2016-17 school year, the Peel board eligibility distances for transportation will be as follows:
kindergarten and grade 1 students – 1 km 
grades 2 to 4 students – 1.6 km 
grades 5 to 6 students – 2 km 
grades 7 to 8 students – 2 km (previously 3.2 km)
grades 9 to 12 students – 3.8 km 

The distances noted above are measured along sidewalks, roadways and pedestrian walkways from the school property to the home property line. Measurements to determine eligibility are conducted exclusively using the Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR) GIS software system.

Transportation eligibility

STOPR has a website where you can find out whether your child is eligible for transportation based on your home address. After July 1, 2016, visit businfo.stopr.ca, click on "Transportation Eligibility" and enter your information. 

In addition, if your child is eligible for transportation, you can securely access your child’s specific transportation information, including bus stop location and pick-up and drop-off times, from businfo.stopr.ca as of Aug. 29, 2016. 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 families of students who do not have an OEN and will be attending year 1 kindergarten, you may access your child’s transportation information in the last week of August. 

Learn more

For more information on transportation policies, procedures, late buses and cancellations, please visit www.stopr.ca.

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