BUS REGISTRATION, FEES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULES

Busing Fees

*Busing fees for 2017-2018 will be increasing. Westmount Charter School sets its busing fees on a break-even basis.  It currently receives a transportation grant from Alberta Education, which is directly applied against the cost of providing the busing service.   Each bus costs approximately $60,000 per year to operate.  The grant is provided for students who reside greater than 2.4 km from the school and ride the bus as of September 30th.  The total cost per rider is $1400, of which up to $549 is funded by Alberta Education grants. The balance is covered by user fees paid by parents of busing students. Administration fees may apply. Waivers for transportation fees are not available.
Typically your fee will be posted on your student account in October.

REGULAR REGISTRATION

Currently enrolled students are to register for next year’s busing service at the same time as they reregister for school.  The Transportation registration is incorporated into the Online Registration for Westmount.   Parents will be reminded of the upcoming registration deadline and are required to indicate their transportation choice at this time.  A $100 deposit is required per student registered for the bus service.  This deposit is non refundable.  The remaining balance is due in October once an invoice is issued from the board office.

Register for next year before April 30th:

Single payment fees (due October):

  2017-2018 2018-2019
Full Time rider    $800 $850
ECS rider   $400 $425
Third and subsequent family rider  $425 $425
Part Time Rider Grades 1-12   $500 $525
Part Time Rider ECS   $250 $263

Alternate payment arrangements can be made by contacting: Payfees@westmountcharter.com

 

LATE REGISTRATION

Registrations are considered late if received by Transportation Services on or later than, May 1st of the previous year.

Register between October 1 and January 31:

  2017-2018 2018-2019
Full Time rider    $1349 $1399
ECS rider   $949 $974
Third and subsequent family rider  $949 $974
Part Time Rider Grades 1-12   $1049 $1099
Part Time Rider ECS   $799 $824

 Register between February 1 and Year End:

One half the full busing fee applies with no government funding subsidy available*

  2017-2018 2018-2019
Full Time rider    $674.50 $699.50
ECS rider   $474.50 $487.00
Third and subsequent family rider  $474.50 $487.00
Part Time Rider Grades 1-12   $524.50 $549.50
Part Time Rider ECS   $399.50 $412.00

* If you had previously entered into a Parent-Provided Transportation Agreement,
the full grant amount can be applied to your bus fees-please see  Parent Provided Transportation below.

SERVICE CANCELLATION and REFUNDS

Parents may choose to cancel their use of the busing service.  All busing cancellation requests must be received in writing by Transportation Services and must include the date at which the student will stop using the bus.  Cancellation requests include an administrative fee of $25 per rider.  Refund amounts will vary depending on when you applied for the service.  Please contact Transportation Services for further information.

Full Time Riders
Before Sept 30:       No refund.  The $100 bus deposit covers the first month of busing.

Oct 1 to Jan 31:       $ 375 refund for regular full-time riders, $175 refund for ECS riders. (Half refund of yearly busing fee less administration fee)

Feb 1 to year end:    No refund

Part Time Riders:       No refund

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Last updated 28 Apr, 2017