Late/Cancelled Bus Notifications

Late/Cancelled Bus Notifications 

CCRCE posts late and cancelled bus information both on this web page and through text notifications.

To receive texts,

  1. Please verify your SMS contact information is up to date in Power School, and you have selected SMS as a communication preference.
  2. Opt-in with our service provider by texting Y to the shortcode 978338. To opt out at any time, text STOP, END, CANCEL, QUIT, UNSUBSCRIBE, ARRET to 978338.

Why is my bus late or cancelled?

We recognize that bus delays and cancellation cause disruption to family schedules, and please know we are working to limit delays as much as possible. CCRCE is experiencing a bus driver shortage similar to other sectors also feeling labour shortages.

Although we have full time drivers, we have limited casual bus drivers. This means when a driver is sick or off work for personal reasons we have limited options to back-fill drivers. This challenge is across the CCRCE region.

When a driver is not available for a bus run, the transportation team reviews the impacted areas and works hard to impact the least number of students possible. For example, we can employ the following strategies to reduce impact, including the following:

  1. We can ask drivers to double-up a run, and cover off a route where a driver is sick
  2. We can consolidate two bus runs into one, if space is available and the routes are close to one another

Please know, we are actively attempting to recruit more drivers. Some of the actions we have taken include:

  • Actively reaching out to encourage new recruits via traditional media, social media and web-based ads.
  • Transferring licensed drivers from other roles/departments within CCRCE.
  • Reaching out to outside busing contractors.
  • Connecting with recent retirees and past spare drivers.
  • Sharing drivers from our other families of schools as available.
  • Moving drivers around to reduce the impact on one particular run if that driver is off for multiple days.
  • Recruiting at local job fairs.

We are urgently looking to hire bus drivers. If anyone is interested, please apply online at or call (902) 897-8900.

Late/Cancelled Buses for:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Celtic Family

Bus #947 driven by Jennifer Jamieson is running 35 to 40 minutes late Tuesday Oct. 3 2023 AM only

Chignecto Family

Cobequid Family

Bus # 931 will be running approximately 1 1/2 hrs late in the am & pm Tuesday October 3rd for BHJH, CEC, HHE, RMS

Nova Family

Bus # 253 driven by Ron Downing will be running 1 1\2 hrs late Tuesday Oct 3rd in the am & pm for BES, HES, SCa

There are a few road/bridge closures that will affect some bus routes.

Please find listed the temporary arrangements until roads are reopened:

Top of South Rawdon Rd- Students will please wait at the end of road by flashing light on Hwy 14 and bus will pull off for these students.

Hwy 236 Stanley (students on other side of bridge we will be unable to access with the regular run) We have a bus going out to Walker Road for RDE/HNRH.   Please meet the bus at the end of Walker Road at 7:00 AM. Please note: Timing is approximate at this time. 

Horne Settlement Bridge
Civics 123 & greater towards Cochrane Rd- Bus will go in and turn around at 150 Horne Sett. At the other end of Horne Settlement Loop, students will have to meet at the barricade sign.  Bus will be able to turn here but cannot go around barricade. 

Ashdale Rd bridge being out for UDS & AV. No change to stops but drivers will have to go in each end so there may be a slight change to pick up/drop off times, similar to road construction delays.

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