Bus Information

Each school day, Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education's fleet of 200 buses transports over 20,000 students to and from schools across the region. In a given year, CCRCE buses travel more than 1,000,000 kilometres.

Each summer, we carefully plan out bus routes and schedules to reflect the changes that occur from new students starting/moving to a school or our older students who graduate from high school. It’s important to check your child’s school bus information in August because there could be changes to bus routes from year to year.

 

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About BusPlanner

Student transportation information is available on our quick and convenient bus information system, BusPlanner. With BusPlanner, it’s easy and quick to check your child’s bus information. This portal is now the primary source for families to get busing information for their children. Please visit BusPlanner Web to set up an account to access your child’s bus route and stop information.

 

Eligibility for Transportation

In order for a student to be eligible for bus transportation, they must live outside the designated walking distance:

  • Elementary Schools - Students living 1.6 km or less are within walking distance and not eligible for a bus.
  • Middle/High Schools - Students living 2.4 km or less are within walking distance and not eligible for a bus.

Did you know that parents and guardians are responsible to ensure all pre-primary through grade 2 students are supervised by parents/guardians, or an individual designated by the parent/guardian, until the bus arrives in the morning and are there to greet the student in the afternoon; parents/guardians may apply, in writing, to have their child discharged at a bus stop without supervision.

For additional information on our Transportation Policy, please visit:
https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/schooltransportationpolicyen.pdf

 

How to Access BusPlanner

  1. Go to https://ccrce.mybusplanner.ca/
  2. Click on Parent Portal
  3.  Create an account and access your child’s bus information ongoing with just your email and password.
  4. Add your child to your account by using your student’s ID and your street number/civic number (Your child’s student ID can be found in PowerSchool or on your child’s report card. If you need help accessing your child’s student ID, please contact your school).

If you experience an invalid sign-in, please contact your child’s school to check PowerSchool information on the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Civic Number
  • Student ID

 

How to Contact Transportation

Please email us at the address corresponding to your location or call our toll-free number at 1-866-428-4696.

For general inquiries: [email protected]

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