Important information about student busing

Important information about student busing for September 2024
Posted on 03/27/2024

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services is introducing a transportation application deadline for the upcoming school year starting in September.

New deadline to apply for transportation

  • Tri-Board has set an August 11, 2024 deadline to apply for transportation in order to guarantee busing for the first day of school
  • More information is below, including links to transportation eligibility, the online application and more

If you have any questions, please contact Tri-Board Student Transportation Services at


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Letter to families from Tri-Board Student Transportation Services

Applying for 2024-2025 Transportation

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services begins planning school bus routes for the next school year in early April for more than 30,000 students for our school boards on more than 600 school bus routes. The earlier applications are submitted for new students or returning students who need transportation from new addresses or to a different school, the better.

For the 2024-2025 school year, our deadline for transportation applications is August 11, 2024, and we strongly encourage families to apply online as soon as possible.

Families with students that are attending school for the first time (including Kindergarten students), students that are changing schools (including elementary students transitioning into a secondary school), or students that are changing their pick-up/drop-off address need to apply by August 11, 2024, to ensure that they have access to transportation on the first day of school.

We encourage all eligible families to use the online application on To be eligible for transportation under policy, an address must meet the Minimum Distance Requirement from the school and be within the school’s attendance boundary. Use the Eligibility Tool on to determine if an address is eligible before applying. Eligible students are guaranteed transportation for the first day of school in September if they apply by August 11, 2024. Applications submitted after August 11th will be processed with a start date of September 16, 2024, at the earliest.

Transportation will be finalized and available through the Student Portal on August 19, 2024. Families can be sure that their transportation details, such as bus route number and pick-up times, will not change significantly between this date and the first two weeks of school.

Application process and online submission:
Student Portal login and bus alert subscription instructions:
School attendance and transportation eligibility search tools:

letter to families