Transportation Policy

 Fort McMurray Catholic Schools – Transportation Policy

Student Transportation Services are provided in accordance with the Section 51(1)(a) of the Alberta School Act and the Alberta School Transportation Regulation (Alberta Regulation 102/2017). 

The Regulations requires Alberta School Jurisdictions to provide transportation services at no cost to:

  • students who live 2.4 kilometres or more away from their designated schools and are attending their designated school
  • students who have a disability that prohibits them from using regular transportation services and are transported using Specialized Transportation;

The distance from the designated school is based on walking distance measured using walkways and trails.  It is measured using a specialized software approved by Alberta Education.  The use of commercial mapping software such as Google Maps will not be considered. 

To determine the distance to your designated school, please use the following link EDULOG WEB QUERY.  Enter your address and select:  CATH or FCTH (French Immersion)  in the Program Field.  

Access to Transportation Services for non-eligible students – Elementary Schools

The Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education and the Fort McMurray Public School District No 2833 are providing additional transportation services in many areas to students who live less  than 2.4 km from their designated schools.  However, this service is not funded in any part by Alberta Education and is offered solely as an additional service for the convenience of parents. 

The fee charged for this additional services is set at $ 300 per year for School Year 2017/18.  

Access to Transportation Services for non-eligible students – High Schools

The two Fort McMurray Schools Districts are not providing any transportation services to non-eligible students attending the High Schools.  Those students may purchase a bus pass from the RMWB for transit.  The Student Pass is available at a cost of $ 35 per month. 


More details on Transportation Fees for non-eligible students are available using the link below: 

Transportation Fees for Non Eligible Students


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Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education
9809 Main St.
Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 1T7

Phone: 780-799-5700
Fax:     780-799-5706

Superintendent of Schools:
George McGuigan
Deputy Superintendent-
Inclusive Education
Monica Mankowski
Secretary Treasurer:
Francois Gagnon