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Student Transportation

Routing for the 2019-2020 school year is now ready for review. 

  • Visit hrce.mybusplanner.ca to review.
  • If your address has, or will change before the start of school, give us a call at 902-464-2000 so we can update.

Messages to Families

  • July 23, 2019 - Families of students who receive transportation as a result of an identified special need - link
  • July 17 - August 7, 2019 - 2019-20 routing information (Sent by Family of Schools) - link
  • July 9, 2019 - Families of incoming grade primary students - link
  • June 28, 2019 - Year-end information, including busing information - link
  • June 12, 2019 - Important Information for the 2019-20 School Year - link
  • June 6, 2019 - Decision to tender for student transportation services - link

BusPlanner

  • BusPlanner is a site that allows parents/guardians to create a profile for their child and review all bussing information, including bus schedules.
     
  • Once registered, parents/guardians can receive email notifications on changes to routes, delays or cancellations.
     
  • You can register for BusPlanner using your child’s Provincial Student Number at hrce.mybusplanner.ca
     
  • To view an Introduction to BusPlanner video, click here
     

Eligibility

Check your transportation eligibility using BusPlanner’s Transportation Eligibility Tool. Please note that any issues with listed schools should be addressed with HRCE's Transportation Team at transportation@hrce.ca or 902-431-HRCE (4723).

Eligibility for transportation is depends of the student's grade:

  • For students in Grades Primary – 6, the distance is 2.4 km or more from the school.
  • For students in Grades 7 – 12, the distance is 3.6 km or more from the school.

Students are assigned to routes by the HRCE's transportation provider, Stock Transportation, based on their transportation address information in PowerSchool. Eligibility for bussing is determined from the student’s transportation address to the school property line (i.e. ‘curb to curb’ as per BusPlanner mapping software).

Please note: For the 2019-20 school year, Pre-Primary students are not eligible for HRCE student bus transportation. Parents/Guardians are responsible for getting children to the Pre-Primary Program. By September 2020, busing will be available for eligible Pre-Primary children in Nova Scotia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view some of the frequently asked questions regarding student transportation.

Contact Us

Connect with our Transportation Team at 902-431-4723 or email transportation@hrce.ca
 

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