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Policies & Procedures

Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the students and their parents or guardians.  School provided transportation is a privilege, not a right.

The Education Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter E2 c.190 permits a Board to provide student transportation, but does not obligate it to do so.  Transportation is a privilege extended to qualifying day school registered students by a Board and may be revoked as a result of student conduct.

Transportation is administered to students in Windsor and Essex County by the Service de transports des élèves- Windsor Essex Student Transportation Services (WESTS), which is a consortium formed by the Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district des écoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest and Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest.   The consortium administers the transportation within the policies set by the boards with respect to eligibility, walking distance, program initiatives and boundaries.

WESTS has established procedures to ensure that school transportation services are at all times reliable, safe, equitable and operating within the transportation policies that have been set by the each of the member boards.

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GT-01-Preamble
GT-02-Transportation Procedures
GT-03-Eligibility
GT-04-New Requests for Transportation
GT-05-Responsibilities of Students
GT-06-Responsibility of Parents
GT-07-Responsibility of School Administration
GT-08-Responsibility of Bus Operators and Bus Drivers
GT-09-Responsibility of WESTS
GT-010-Public Transit Program
GT-011-Walk Distance
GT-012-Co-op Transportation
GT-013-Courtesy Ride Policy
GT-014-Inclement Weather
GT-015-Hazardous Situations
GT-016-Special Education Transportation
GT-017-Joint Custody
GT-018-Accompaniment of Students at Bus Stops
GT-019-Accident Reporting Procedure
GT-020-Service Parameters
GT-021-Appeal Process
GT-022-Car Booster Seats
GT-023-Lost child
GT-024-Bus stop changes
GT-025 Discipline
GT-026-Day Care
GT-027 -Bell Time Changes
GT-030-School Bus Safety Training
GT-032 -Transportation of Equipment
GT-033-Temporary Transportation
GT-034-Bus Patrol Training
GT-035-Bus stop placement
GT-036-Use of Video and Audio Equipment on Buses
GT-037-Calculation of Distance - Home to School
GT-038-Provision of emergency first aid
GT-039-Criminal Record & Vulnerability Screening
 
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