School bus and other student transportation options

Register your child for the school bus

Rural Yukon school bus registration

Contact your child's school for busing information.

Deadline

Submit your registration by June 19, 2020, for the next school year.

Whitehorse school bus registration

You have to register your child for the school bus each year.

  1. Complete the Annual School Bus Registration form.
  2. Submit your form to the Student Transportation branch. 
    Email: student.transportation@gov.yk.ca
    In person: 1000 Lewes Boulevard, Department of Education office
    Fax: 867-667-8243

Register early

Information from early school bus registration helps us create the most efficient bus routes possible.

Registrations provide us with vital emergency information

Registrations ensure we have your current contact information. We also share your child's medical information with the school bus company in case of an emergency.

Adjustments to school bus routes and schedules

Before each school year starts, school bus routes and schedules are:

  • reviewed; and
  • adjusted as needed based on the home addresses from bus registrations.

Adjusting school bus schedules each year ensures:

  • there are enough buses for all students; and
  • school bus routes meet the needs of students and families.

Updated school bus schedules will be posted on the school bus schedule webpage by August 12, 2020.

Please use the closest school bus stop to your home addresses from the current routes.

Travel to an alternative bus stop

Each school year, your child will be registered for the school bus from your home to the school and back.

Requests to ride the school bus to a location other than a home address may be submitted to the Student Transportation Officer at student.transport@gov.yk.ca.

These requests are considered at the start of the new school year based on: :

  • available space on the bus; and
  • existing bus routes.

Student transportation health and safety guidelines for the 2020-21 school year

To ensure the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adapting our school bus services based on the health and safety guidelines for school bus operations set by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 

To learn more, please visit Planning for the 2020-21 school year.

Sign up for a free Whitehorse Transit pass

Whitehorse high school students can take a city bus instead of a school bus. Students who choose the city bus receive free monthly Whitehorse Transit passes and are not eligible to ride a school bus. They may use their passes to get to and from school and for personal use.

  1. Complete the Public Transit Registration Form. You can also get a form at your school office.
  2. Return the completed form to your school office and staff will give you a pass.
  3. You must follow the Whitehorse Transit Passenger Code of Conduct when you take the bus.

Apply for a transportation subsidy

If your child lives more than 3.2 km from the nearest school bus stop, you may apply for a transportation subsidy to offset the cost of driving.

  1. Complete the Application for Student Transportation Allowance.
  2. Submit the completed form.
    Email: student.transportation@gov.yk.ca
    In person: 1000 Lewes Boulevard, Department of Education office
    Fax: 867-667-8243

Student transportation policies, regulations and legislation

Contact: 

For questions about student transportation options email: student.transportation@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5172 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5172.

If you have questions about bus service contact Standard Bus Yukon at 867-456-3210.

If you have questions or concerns about student behaviour on buses contact your child's school.