It is important for students to dress appropriately for the weather and always remember to pack their toque, mitts, and warm footwear during the winter, regardless if they are riding the bus or walking.
School bus operators are responsible for the safety of your child and take poor weather and road conditions very seriously. When weather conditions place the safety of transporting bus students at risk, Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 may choose to suspend transportation services. The Associate Superintendent, Business Services and/or the Transportation Manager consult with Public Works – Leduc County; Bus driver area representatives; and the neighboring school systems prior to 6:00 a.m. before making this decision.
Schools are always open unless there is a specific school related emergency like a water main break.
Information regarding transportation delays, cancellations, or in the rare event, a school closure, will be posted as soon as the decision is made. Bus cancellations will be for the full day.
During inclement weather, the final decision to send a child to the bus stop or to school rests with parents, even though buses and schools may be operational. Parents are responsible for checking the status of transportation delays or cancellations. Should you drive your child to school when bus service is cancelled, it is your responsibility to pick the child up from school at dismissal time. Parents are to notify the school if their child will not be attending school due to inclement weather.
For information on Inclement Weather Procedures for Transportation
If there is an emergency, such as a water main break, you will be contacted via School Messenger (either your email or phone information you provided at time of registration), watch this website or the BGSD website (blackgold.ca)or call the Community Hotline at 780-979-0980.