Throughout Huron and Perth County there are 70 schools with approximately 24,000 students attending. Each day over 13,000 students ride a big – or little – yellow school bus or van to and from school. The fleet of 347 buses covers more than 37,000 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, Ashley Smith, 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 2012-2013
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If you have any questions or comments we would be pleased to receive your email at:
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:
62 Chalk Street North
Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0
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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/. You can also subscribe to announcements through RSS from this site. 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.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
RFP # 13-01
Student Transportation Services for Huron Perth Student Transportation Services
RFP DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
Friday, March 22, 2013 before 4:00 p.m. EST (local time) at
62 Chalk Street North
Seaforth, Ontario N0K 1W0
Attention: Brad Hill
Bid Documents have been posted on Biddingo www.biddingo.com
Programs and Drivers
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
Buses and Drivers are provided by 7 bus companies. The 8/36 School Bus Operators’ Association members are based throughout the district and transport students who live in both rural areas and urban centres. The bus drivers, who are employedby the operators, receive extensive driver safety and first aid training.
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