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Alberta Student Transportation Survey

Posted on Aug 3, 2018

Message from the Minister of Education to Alberta families,

Student transportation is an integral part of the education system. Our government continues to support a safe transportation system for approximately 300,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students across the province.

We are listening to families and school boards to make sure we update the student transportation eligibility criteria to make life better for Alberta students.

Alberta Education has already made progress to better understand the varied transportation challenges faced throughout the province by working with key stakeholder groups.

To share your thoughts and priorities on the student transportation criteria, please fill out our online survey.

In addition to the survey, your board or stakeholder organization is welcome and encouraged to provide a written submission to my department. Written submissions can be sent via email to Rick Grebenstein, Senior Transportation Manager, Business Operations and Stakeholder Support Branch, at

The survey and written submissions will help determine the potential changes to the distance criteria and mandated service levels and any safety considerations that may be added.

The survey will close on June 15, 2018. The deadline for written submissions is also June 15, 2018. Changes are scheduled to be finalized by fall 2018.

This timeline will give parents and school authorities an appropriate amount of time – approximately 10 months – to adjust to the new requirements, which will be implemented in the 2019/20 school year.

Thank you for your continued support of all Alberta students.


David Eggen
Minister of Education
Alberta Education