ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM YELLOW BUS
District alternative programs, such as Calder School’s Arabic Bilingual Program and BLA Program, are offered only in certain schools, so students may need to travel outside their local neighbourhood to attend schools offering these programs.
Students who choose to attend an alternative program at a school outside of their neighbourhood are not eligible for yellow bus if the same program is offered at their neighbourhood school.
Most of the alternative programs offered by Edmonton Public Schools have some yellow busing options available.
To be eligible for alternative program yellow bus service a student must:
- attend the alternative program at the designated school (BLA Program and Arabic Program)
- live outside of the walk boundary
- live within the bus service area
- be in K - Grade 6.
BUS ROUTES AND STOP LOCATIONS
Yellow bus routes serving students in alternative programs are called modified-fixed routes. Students on modified-fixed bus routes walk a short distance (usually less than 400 metres) from home to a nearby ETS stop or intersection.
The ride may be up to 90 minutes one-way, but most students are on the bus for less than 60 minutes.
Specific guidelines for service provision can be found at http://transportation.epsb.net/