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Student Transportation

Transportation information now available on BusPlanner! 

As of July 24, 2023, student transportation information for the 2023-24 school year will be available to view online through the BusPlanner Parent Portal!

  • Families eligible for transportation will receive an email to access the Parent Portal to view their child’s bus information once it is available.
  • Once you receive the email, you must follow the instructions to activate your Parent Portal account and create a password (previous BusPlanner Parent Portal login information will not work).
  • If you can't find the email, please contact 902-431-4723 or for assistance.

Over the summer, our Transportation Team will also reach out to new HRCE families and those families who may require special needs transportation for their children with more information about busing.

Unassigned seating applications now open!

As of July 26, 2023, families can submit a request for an unassigned bus seat for the 2023-24 school year. Click here to apply.

Am I eligible for transportation?

Students must reside within their designated catchment of the school they are attending and meet the minimum distance criteria to be eligible for transportation.

  • Click School Catchment to determine what school your child(ren) would attend based on your primary residence.

Busing is provided to:

Purple Tag Program

To help our youngest riders arrive to/from school safely, the HRCE implements the Purple Tag Program in September. This program helps school staff and bus drivers identify children in Grades Pre-Primary-2 to ensure they are not left alone at a stop and receive the assistance they may need. Families received purple tags from their child's school in September. Click here for more information.

Student Transit Pass Pilot Program

Last fall the Student Transit Pass Pilot Program was extended and expanded. For more information, click here.

Letters to Families

Other References

Contact Us

We are here to support you with your questions or concerns about school bus routes, stops and schedules throughout the year.

If you have questions about student transportation, please contact 902-431-4723 or

You can also submit a question or concern using our convenient online inquiry form. Click here to get started.

Families can submit a request for an unassigned bus seat for the 2023-24 school year by clicking here