PVSD Transportation services
operates over 170 bus routes that deliver approximately 4,500 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
School Bus Cancellations
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 of Education in consultation with the Supervisor of Transportation based on the 6 a.m. Environment Canada reports.
Due to the geographic size of Prairie Valley School Division, bus services may vary from location to location. The Environment Canada weather tower areas are listed below.
Several factors are considered in determining bus cancellations, guided by the best interests 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 or the school website. If buses are cancelled, notices are posted to this website and school websites by 6:30 am.
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
This message is for all parents of students transported to Balgonie Schools. Through Communication with the schools, we have determined that bus routes cannot accommodate guest riders. Therefore, guest riders are not permitted on Balgonie buses. Thank you, Transportation e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org