Special Education

Communication of Transportation for September

A direct mail out will be sent to parents of children with special needs who are transported in September. The mail out will reach families near the end of August.

Transportation Process for Students with Special Needs

WRDSB

Parents > School > Special Education Consultant > STSWR Special Education Technician > Special Education Consultant, School & Parents notified

WCDSB

Parents > School > Superintendent of Business > STSWR Special Education Technician > School & Parents notified

Transportation Process for Special Approvals

WRDSB

Parents > School Principal > School Superintendent > STSWR Special Education Technician > School & Parents Notified

WCDSB

Parents > School Principal > Superintendent of Business > STSWR Special Education Technician > School & Parents notified

Expectations at Bus Stop

All students should arrive at their stop at least 5 minutes prior to pick up time. A taxi will only wait 5 minutes and a school bus will not wait.

Met at Stop

Students with special needs should be accompanied and met at stop according to the student’s needs.  If a child is not met at the stop and should be, the child will be taken back to the school. If a student is returned back to school, the bus/taxi company should contact school to ensure someone is there to meet the student.

Equipment Booster Seats & Harnesses

  • At home the parent or guardian is responsible to assist the child opening a door or buckling/unbuckling the seatbelt, harness, booster seat or car seat.
  • At the school, staff is responsible to assist the child opening a door, bucking/unbuckling the seatbelt, harness, booster seat or car seat. The school bus/taxi driver will not buckle or unbuckle the students; they will observe that it is done correctly.
  • Wheelchair lifts are to be operated by the Driver only. Parents are responsible for the safety of the wheelchair. If the driver has any issues with safety of the wheelchair, the student is not to be transported.

Bus Rules

No food or drink is allowed on the bus/taxi.

Cancellations

Parents are to contact the taxi company directly if the student does not require the taxi due to illness, vacation, etc.