2015-2016 School Year Routes – Now Available
This information can be accessed by clicking on Student Login in the BusPlanner Web link (below). You will need to provide your child’s OEN number (which can be found on any report card), Birthdate, School and House Number or 9-1-1 Number (Not Street or Road Number)
PLEASE REMEMBER: to check this site frequently the last week before school resumes. Routes are changing daily due to new registrations and other school updates which may affect the pick up and drop off times of your child.
- What are the school boundaries?
- Where do I go to school?
- What is my transportation Eligibility?
You can find out all of this information and more by visiting BusPlanner Web.
Throughout Huron and Perth County there are 65 school buildings with approximately 20,500 students attending. Each day over 12,000 students ride a big – or little – yellow school bus or van to and from school. The fleet of 343 buses covers more than 37,500 kilometres each day.
Student Transportation Eligibility Criteria
Huron Perth Student Transportation Services is a consortium of two school board partners which serve Public and Catholic students living in Huron and Perth Counties.
The Members are:
“To allow students the opportunity to learn by providing safe, secure, on time transportation through cost effective and quality management.”
The Transportation Management Committee which acts as HPSTS Board of Directors includes 6 members, two appointed by each of the member school boards, plus the Superintendents of Business for each of the member school boards. It meets regularly, and operates at arms length from the boards to oversee policies and procedures and develop long and short term goals.
The administrative team is lead by General Manager David Frier along with Route Planners Mary Lou Bilcke, Elaine Merner, Joanne Wallace, and Amanda Mallough.
The school boards receive grants for transportation from the Province which are based on the number of students who are provided with service. The Boards pay the full amount of the cost of transporting their students, even if the grants do not cover the total amount.
School Board Calendars 2015-2016
Safe Schools Policy
Code of Conduct
Policies & Procedures
If you have any questions or comments we would be pleased to receive your email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can call us at:
- Main Phone Number 519-527-0670
- Or toll free at:1-888-871-7722
- Or fax us at:519-527-0289
Or write to us at:
Know When Your School Bus is Running
Select the image to Visit the HPSTS App or http://hpsts.wompmobile.com/The-Best-Mobile-Websites on your phone
Weather Delays and Cancellations
This year the Huron Perth Student Transportation Services is offering a number of options to ensure you are made aware of any school bus delays, cancellations and school closures during the school year. Our posting of notifications continues on our main website at ourschoolbuses.ca/region-delays/. To go directly to the Weather Cancellations and Delays page you can select the icon on the right.
Every school in the district has established its own Twitter account which can be followed through twitter.com or on the front page of each school’s website.
As in the past you can tune into your local radio station for news about weather delays and cancellations in our district. Tune to any of the following stations to hear these announcements:
- AM – 920 CKNX Radio / FM 101.7 The One / 94.5 The Bull
- 104.9 The Beach – Goderich
- 95.5 MyFM Kincardine
- 99.7 MyFM Goderich
- 90.5 MyFM – Exeter
- 1240 AM CJCS Radio Stratford and Mix 107.7 FM
Announcements for schools in the Stratford and Listowel area will also be broadcast on:
- AM 570 Kitchener
The safety of all students is a priority of Huron Perth Student Transportation Services and the two school boards for which it provides service.
Programs and Drivers
School Bus Safety Week – October 19-23, 2015
Huron Perth Student Transportation Services reminds all drivers to be extra cautious around School Buses and in School Bus Loading Zones. During School Bus Safety Week, School Bus Operators will be continuing with our fall School Bus Evacuation Program which helps to educate students in emergency procedures and how to safely evacuate a School Bus if required. As well, Specialized Transportation Drivers, Monitors, and School Bus Operator Staff will be participating in a Specialized Vehicle safety and evacuation program.
Annual Pre-School Bus Safety Program
The annual Pre-School Bus Safety Program is presented, in conjunction with the HPSTS, Huron and Perth OPP Departments and the Bus Operators in May and June prior to the students starting the following September. It provides first time riders, and their families, with an introduction to school bus riding procedures and safety through a videotape presentation, question and answer session and a bus ride for all the family. It is a program open to eligible riders from rural schools throughout the district. Contact the Huron Perth Student Transportation Services for more information.
Bus Evacuation Program
Each year during the months of September and October the HPSTS, Huron and Perth OPP Departments and the Bus Operators conduct the Bus Evacuation Program at rural schools throughout the Huron and Perth Districts. This program was initiated to help students evacuate a school bus in an emergency situation. After a short video, buses from the school will simulate an emergency evacuation.
Buses and Drivers – Now Hiring in All Areas
Buses and Drivers are provided by 5 local school bus companies. The 8/36 School Bus Operators’ Association members operate out of 10 locations throughout the district and transport students who live in both rural areas and urban centres.
First Student Canada – Goderich -PH: 519-524-5316
First Student Canada – Stratford – PH: 519-393-6727
J & T Murphy Limited – Clinton – PH: 519-482-3493
J & T Murphy Limited – Exeter – PH: 519-235-0450
J & T Murphy Limited – Mitchell – PH: 519-348-4725
J & T Murphy Limited – Seaforth – PH: 519-522-1222
J & T Murphy Limited – St. Marys – PH: 519-229-8956
Newry Coach Lines – Atwood – PH: 519-356-2611
Montgomery Bus Lines – Wingham – PH: 519-357-9191
Elliott Coach Lines/S & K – Listowel – PH: 519-418-4428
The bus drivers, who are employed by the operators, receive extensive driver safety and first aid training.