Policies & Procedures

Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay (STSTB) is a Transportation Consortium with the mandate to deliver Transportation Service for the 3 school boards in Thunder Bay. Through the formulation of this consortium we are striving for a fair and consistent policy that has been approved by the member Boards.

Transportation Policy Transportation Procedures STSTB Practices

Eligibility Distances for School Bus Transportation

Transportation may be provided for students that have a pick up/drop off address within the school catchment zone that is greater than the distance shown in the following chart from the school:

JK/SK greater than 400 metres from school

Grade 1-3 greater than 800 metres from school

Grade 4-12 greater than 1600 metres from school

Students who are eligible for school bus transportation are also expected to walk to and from regular school bus stop locations based on their grade as indicated below:

Walk to Stop Distance

JK/SK up to 160 Metres*

Grade 1-3 up to 400 Metres*

Grade 4-12 up to 800 Metres*

*Distance to bus stop may be greater in areas not accessible by school bus or restricted by Transportation Policy

Please refer to page menu for additional information on Rules, Responsibilities and Specialized Transportation.


Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay is a student busing consortium by these 3 school boards:

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