All Whitecourt students require and use a bus pass. Passes are issued to schools in June and distributed to returning students accordingly. For new students, passes must be purchased online using the BusPlanner Parent Portal. Whitecourt bus passes are available for purchase online now using the BusPlanner Parent Portal. Make sure you're registered for busing first.
Rural school bus transportation in the Whitecourt area will continue to operate as a single run design, with the addition of three, supervised Transfer Sites, at Hilltop Jr/Sr High School, Whitecourt Central School and Percy Baxter School.
How it works - rural buses will meet at the three supervised transfer sites after they have picked up all students. Students who attend school at the transfer site will disembark the bus and school supervision will begin. Students who do not attend school at the transfer site will disembark the bus and board (transfer) the designated transfer site school bus where they will be transported to their designated school.
Transfer Site supervisors assist students with disembarking from their rural bus and boarding their appropriate transfer bus at all three Transfer Sites. Additionally, Whitecourt students will have a distinct color-coded bus pass with their name and busing information.
For any questions regarding bus transportation, bus routes or pricing please contact the Transportation Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, toll-free at 1-800-262-8674 or directly at 780-778-2800.