Similar to many other regions in the Province, Halton is experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers which is having an impact on school bus operations. Halton bus operators and HSTS are working diligently to minimize the impact on students and families and recruitment efforts by the bus operators are ongoing. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together with our Halton bus operators to serve our students.
Are you a stay at home parent, retiree, or have a flexible home-based business? If you enjoy working with children, this could be the perfect, secure, part-time job for you! To learn more about becoming a School Bus Driver, and making a positive impact in students’ lives, please click on the link to our School Bus Driver Employment Opportunities page.
Access student transportation schedules now through our online Parent Portal.
Once you have an account, you will need to add your student using their 9-digit Ontario Education Number.
Parent Portal instructions and help documents can be found here.
If your child has not been assigned an OEN (ie. Kindergarten student) and is eligible for transportation, you will receive a phone call between August 23 – 31 to provide you with the transportation schedule.
The decision to cancel transportation services and/or close schools due to inclement weather, is communicated to parents beginning at 6:30 a.m. primarily through the media. Review our ‘How do I Stay Informed’ page for media outlets and supplementary communication methods.
Students should be prepared to secure their equipment properly before they board the school bus to ensure it does not interfere with the safety of the driver and passengers or the safe, expedient evacuation of the vehicle. Certain materials and objects are prohibited on a school purpose vehicle as they could become a projectile on a bus.
This week (Oct 21-25) we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week! Every school day in Halton, over 31,000 students are transported on 450 school purpose vehicles. Visit our School Bus Safety page and watch first time rider, primary and junior school bus rider safety training videos with your child today!