How does the school bus work?
We're moving to Sudbury in 3 - 4 months. We live in Europe, and we bring our kids to school everyday. I checked the some school's websites, they offer "school bus" service. We don't have this thing here and we read too many horrible stories about what happen in school bus in USA, as parents, we have many concerns about our children's safety in a new country. Could you tell me more about the school bus service? Is it totally free? Do we have to make seat reservations for our kids? Is it trustable?
Thank you so much!
Hello Vida - the School Bus service is free and is available to all children who live farther from school than they could walk - it depends on the School they will go to. If you live close to the school, the children will walk there, or you can take them, but if you live far from the school, the bus will pick them up and bring them home in the afternoon.
I would check with the School Boards in Sudbury. I found this link for you, for both the Catholic School Board and the Public School Board, with information about the distances from home the children are expected to be able to walk.
Sudbury School Bus Frequently asked Questions
· Jr or Sr Kindergarten - 0 km
· Grades 1 - 3 1.0 km
· Grades 4 - 8 1.6 km
· Grades 9 - 12 2.5 km
School Buses are considered safe, and they are a great way to get kids who live a long distance from school, transported there every day.
By the way, welcome to Canada - it isn't easy to move to a new country, so far from your home-land, but I found Canadians to be welcoming and friendly, and hope that you do too!
Bienvenido a Canadá!