Request for Walking Distance Review

The Request for Walking Distance Review form is used when disputing the walking distance in the NPSSTS system. For information about Walking Distance Guidelines, please refer to EL-001.

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; and
  • 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.
I agree to all of the above:

PLEASE NOTE: Walking distances are measured from where driveways meet the road, following the shortest safe route along public roads and established, maintained walkways. Students whose home or childcare address is within walking distance to school will not be assigned to transportation. Walking distances are as follows:

Grade

Walk Distance to School

Walking Distance to Bus Stop (where reasonable and possible)

JK/SK

0.0 km

0.0 km

Grade 1

1.0 km

0.5 km

Grade 2 and 3

1.0 km

0.5 km

Grade 4 to 6

1.6 km

0.5 km

Grade 7 and 8

1.6 km

1.0 km

Secondary School

3.0 km

1.0 km

In order for the walking distance to be reviewed, please provide the information requested below. NPSSTS staff will review the distance according to board-established guidelines and determine whether or not to implement any changes.

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).

Name:
Daytime Phone Number:
Alternate Phone Number:
No. of Students:
Preferred Written Notification:
Distance Measured:
Directions followed to determine distance: