School Bus Cancellations During Inclement Weather


School Bus Cancellation Information

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.


Inclement Weather 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.