At Renfrew, we know that accessible door-to-door transportation is critical to getting children with disabilities safely to and from school.
Our door-to-door bus service is available to children attending Renfrew schools. This service is coordinated with our families before the start of the school year.
Our 48 buses are equipped with special four-point seatbelt systems, buckling over both of a child’s shoulders and across their middle to keep them safe and secure in their seat. Children between 10kg and 18kg will be provided with a car seat for their safety. If your child will be transported to and from school in their wheelchair, our transportation department will contact you to discuss all necessary details. All of our buses are inspected regularly for safety.
All Renfrew bus drivers have a professional licence and “S” Endorsement, along with First Aid and CPR Training. All drivers also receive ongoing training and follow Renfrew’s strict protocol for the loading and unloading of children to ensure every child’s safe pick-up and drop-off.
Bus Boundaries and Timing
Bus boundaries vary by school location. Bus timing is dependent on pick-up and drop off locations. Please contact the Manager at your child’s school for additional information.
Transportation Fees (Elementary and Jr High ONLY)
As of September 2022, transportation fees only apply to Elementary and Jr High programs.
- Individual student rate: $95.00/month
- Family rate: $120.00/month
If your child requires busing after the start of the school year, please contact the Manager at your child’s school and they will work with the transportation department to try to accommodate your child. Please note that our buses fill up quickly so we cannot always accommodate requests after bus routes have been established.
To learn more about Renfrew’s busing guidelines please download our Transportation Pamphlet or check out the FAQ below.
Frequently Asked Bus Questions and Answers
Call 403-291-5038 ext. 1377 and leave a message. This line is directly connected to the transportation department and messages are retrieved regularly.
Contact the Manager at your child’s school site. They will share this information with the transportation department. This process can take up-to 3- 4 working days to check and determine if we are able to accommodate the request. Change approvals depend upon space availability on a bus as well as busing/school site boundaries.
Yes, your childcare arrangement must be within the bus boundaries for your school site.
We can accommodate one address for all pick-ups (Monday to Friday) and a different address for all drop-offs (Monday to Friday). Both addressees must be within the bus boundaries for the school site.
All children who come to school with their wheelchair will be transported seated and in their wheelchair.
Unfortunately, we are unable to transport other equipment.