PARENT-PROVIDED (PP) TRANSPORTATION

GENERAL PROVISION

Parents can now enter into an agreement with Westmount Charter School that entitles them to individual funding for Parent-Provided (PP) Transportation for arranging their child(ren)’s transportation to and from school each day.

CONDITIONS FOR FUNDING

  1. Child(ren) must live greater than 2.4 km from the school and is measured by the shortest route using roadways, pathways and walkways.
  2. Parents must register their transportation choice thru the Online Registration system before September 30th
  3. Applications for PP funding will not be available to parents after September 30th.

DISBURSEMENT

Alberta Education’s transportation grant is currently $549 per eligible parent transported student.  Net payment from Westmount to our PP registered families will be $499 which provides for a $50 fee for program administration.

Disbursement of funding to PP registered families will be made after the end of the school year, once final funding has been received by Alberta Education.  We receive our funding in 1/12th’s from Alberta Education therefore we do not receive our funding in its entirety until August each school year.  The board office will notify you of payment details late in the school year.  If our financial situation affords us the ability to pay this funding in June of the current school year we will do so. The PP funding is paid by direct deposit to your account based on the banking information you provide to us. You will receive an email once this information is required.

TRANSFERRING BETWEEN BUSING AND PP TRANSPORTATION

Parents can register for Westmount busing OR apply for PP transportation funding.  Parents are not permitted to do both.

Moving from busing to PP Transportation

Families who have registered for busing can transfer to the PP program only until September 30th.  In accordance with Alberta Education’s funding provisions, no applications for the PP program will be accepted after September 30th.

Moving from PP Transportation to busing

Families can move from the PP program to busing before September 30th under the late registration procedures for busing.  See Westmount Busing Service, Late Registration.

If you transfer from PP to busing between September 30th and January 31st, government funding received by Westmount under the PP program will be transferred to the cost of busing.  A $25 administrative charge will apply in addition to the regular busing fee.  See Westmount Busing Service for busing fees.

If you transfer between February 1st and the year end, government funding received by Westmount under the PP program will be transferred to the cost of busing.  A $25 administrative charge will apply in addition to the regular busing fee.  See Westmount Busing Service for busing fees.

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION

Parents who have applied for PP Transportation funding can subsequently make a charitable donation to Westmount Charter School of either ALL or a portion of the funding.  A tax receipt will be provided for all donations over $25. Alberta Education requires that we pay out the PP funding in its entirety after which time you can make a donation back to the school. The donation process will be communicated in the spring of each year when disbursement of the funding is being prepared.  

CONTACTS – WHO TO CALL

For general Transportation inquiries, call:
Transportation Services:
Susan Goerzen
Phone: 403-921-BUSS (2877), remote office
Email:  schoolbus@westmountcharter.com


For disbursements and administration:

Rhonda Baker
Phone: 403-217-3707 x1018         Fax: 403-249-3422
Email: rhonda. baker@westmountcharter.com

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29 April 2016