Transportation/Bus Payment Methods
Student yellow bus and Edmonton Transit transportation for Edmonton Catholic Schools is funded by Alberta Education; however, the funding is not sufficient to cover the operating costs of providing this service. As per the District Student Transportation Policy 503, the District may charge a transportation fee to recover the cost of the transportation program more than the transportation grant(s) provided by the province.
St. John Bosco School only accepts payment for transportation (Yellow Bus and/or ETS) through Debit, or Credit Card via online in the Parent Portal/PowerSchool.
If new to the school, or the District, please call the school to be set up for online payments.
The monthly bus pass fees are indicated below:
|Grades||Regular Rate||Family Plan Rate*|
(3 or more children same family must ride for the whole year)
|Elementary (yellow bus)||$32.00||$28.00||$5.00|
*Family Plan Rate – rate provided for families with three or more children attending ECSD schools (excluding kindergarten) and who are purchasing monthly bus passes for the year. Application must be submitted and approved by ECS Transportation Department,
Important Timelines for Payments:
Parents of children riding either the yellow school bus or ETS, please note the important timelines related to payment of bus passes as we will not be sending reminders to parents.
Yellow School Bus Holders:
Monthly bus pass payments are due on, or before the 5th day of every month (e.g. October bus pass must be paid before October 5th ).
Edmonton Transit Bus Holders:
Monthly bus pass payments are due by the 25th day of the month prior (e.g. October ETS bus pass should have been paid before the 25th)
Important Note to Parents regarding nonpayment:
Your child will have access to ride the Yellow School Bus to school in the morning, however, your child will not be allowed to ride the Yellow School Bus home at the end of the day if payment has not been received within the specified timelines above. Parents who have not paid for transportation will have to make arrangements to have their child picked up at dismissal time.
All payments for your child's bus pass or upfront costs are to be paid through PowerSchool Parent Portal (www.Powerschool.ecsd.net).
Provided below for your convenience are links to key forms as well as a link to our District's Transportation website.
Please click the appropriate link based on the information/forms you require.
Important Transportation Links for forms:
ECSD Transportation Website