Request for Courtesy Transportation

The Request for Courtesy Transportation form is used when requesting an exception to NPSSTS guidelines because of extenuating circumstances. For information about Courtesy Transportation, please refer to EL-003.

As the parent/guardian, I understand that:

  • It is my responsibility to ensure the safety of my children to and from school/bus stops;
  • It is my responsibility to have my young children accompanied to and from school/bus stops, as necessary;
  • There is no requirement for school boards to provide transportation, including door-to-door service;
  • Student transportation is provided according to board-established policies and guidelines, which include guidelines on what is considered a reasonable distance for students to walk to a bus stop or school; and
  • Approval of any one request will not impact the results of future requests.
I agree to all of the above:

PLEASE NOTE: The Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services (NPSSTS) recognizes that there may be extenuating circumstances for which an exception to transportation guidelines may be approved. This approval is also referred to as “courtesy transportation” and may be extended at the discretion of the General Manager of the NPSSTS, most often following a parent/guardian’s use of the appeal process.

The NPSSTS refuses all requests for courtesy transportation for students in the Districts of Nipissing and Parry Sound, including requests for temporary or customized transportation, except under extenuating circumstances. Courtesy transportation will only be granted for the benefit of the student, beyond the benefit of convenience and as determined in each individual case.

We endeavor to complete reviews within fifteen (15) working days; in late August and September, this timeline is extended to thirty (30) working days. Written notice of the outcome will be provided as quickly as possible following the review and will be sent by mail or e-mail (please indicate preference below).

Daytime Phone Number:
Alternate Phone Number:
No. of Students:
Preferred Written Notification:
Reasoning for Request: