Transportation services operates over 170 bus routes that deliver approximately 4,300 students to school every day. Two bus maintenance shops manage the needs of the fleet - the Regina Shop operates in our facility at Division office and a satellite shop is located in Grenfell. If you have questions about busing or transportation of students please call (306) 949-6566
. The phone number for the Grenfell Bus Shop is (306) 697-2441
Prairie Valley School Division is currently in the third phase of a comprehensive review of its transportation system. The review is taking place over three years. The first phase, involving the Whitewood, Broadview, Grenfell, Wolseley, Kipling and Kennedy attendance/transportation areas, was completed in the spring of 2011. Phase 2 involves the attendance areas of Sedley, Vibank, Mclean, Fort Qu’Appelle and Balcarres and will be completed in 2012. The third phase will review the attendance areas of Southey, Cupar, Lipton, Kelliher, Edenwold, Pilot Butte, Balgonie, White City, Regina Beach, Bethune, Lumsden, Grand Coulee, Pense, Milestone and west boundary of McLean and will be completed in 2013.
The goals are to make improvements to bus routes and ride times and may include minor adjustments to attendance area boundaries. The guidelines for the review include the design of safe and efficient bus routes, the establishment of defined ride time guidelines and minimizing ride times for students to the extent possible.
School Bus Cancellations
A decision to cancel bus service Division-wide because of inclement weather (including windchill and temperature) is based on the weather conditions across the Division at 6:00 a.m. as reported by Environment Canada.
If buses are cancelled Division-wide, notices are posted to this website by 6:30 am.
Please note: Individual school buses may be cancelled by individual bus drivers due to mechanical issues with their buses or road conditions on specific routes. Families will be notified directly by telephone if routes have been cancelled by individual bus drivers.
Prairie Valley School Division is committed to delivering safe and reliable transportation services to students. The Division follows a procedure for bus service cancellation for inclement weather.
Decisions regarding a Division-wide bus service cancellation is made by the Director in consultation with the Supervisor of Transportation based on the 6 a.m. Environment Canada
Due to the geographic size of Prairie Valley School Division, bus services may vary from location to location.
Several factors are considered in determining bus cancellations, including the best interest of students. Other factors include:
- severe cold weather temperatures of -40 Celsius or colder without a wind chill factor as of 6:00 a.m.
- severe cold weather temperatures of -45 Celsius or colder with a wind chill factor as of 6:00 a.m.
- severely limited visibility
- unsafe or extremely adverse road conditions caused by ice or drifting snow.
If weather conditions do not meet the above criteria for a Division-wide cancellation, bus service may be cancelled by individual bus drivers due to severely limited visibility, adverse road conditions or mechanical issues with the bus.
The School Division respects the right of parents or guardians to keep their children home during severe weather conditions, or when, in their opinion, the safety of their children may be in jeopardy.
Families will be notified of cancellations by telephone, by listening to local radio stations, and by checking this website.
Environment Canada Weather Tower Areas
- Grand Coulee
- Pilot Butte
- Regina Beach
- White City
Indian Head Tower
- Indian Head
Fort Qu'Appelle Tower
- Fort Qu'Appelle