To ensure the safety of students, school bus service may be cancelled from due to inclement weather, extreme temperatures and/or poor road conditions. In these cases, parents and students should develop alternate care/transportation arrangements.
Since some busing schedules begin by 7:00 a.m., cancellation decisions must be made by 6:00 a.m. to allow time to communicate this message to bus drivers. Cancellation decisions will only be made after thorough consultation with the Safety Officers of school bus companies servicing York Region and are based on several factors including precipitation, air temperature, road conditions and weather forecast.
Please note the following:
• A decision to cancel school bus service will be region-wide meaning all school buses, vans and taxis will not operate.
• When bus service is cancelled all school tests and/or examinations will be cancelled and rescheduled.
• Student trips involving the use of school buses will also be cancelled.
• School bus routes may be cancelled when severe weather may not be affecting all municipalities in York Region.
Unless otherwise stated, schools remain open and parents MUST make arrangements to transport their children to and from school.
Please see the attached notice for more information, including which radio and television stations can be accessed, after 6:00 a.m., for cancellation information.
All bus cancellation, inclement weather and school closure information will be available on our school websites and Board website. This process will be managed centrally by Administrative Services, Public Affairs and Communications and Student Transportation Services. All other inclement weather processes and procedures will remain the same. We expect this added functionality will reduce the number of calls we receive both at the Board and School level, and ensure our staff and communities will be more informed in the event of inclement weather.