Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating remains temporarily suspended

Last Updated on: 10th January 2023, 02:01 pm

The Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program remains temporarily suspended due to an ongoing driver shortage resulting in disruptive long-term and short-term delays and cancellations. The situation will be re-evaluated in mid-January for potential implementation in March only if transportation services have stabilized.

If parents are finding their own means of transportation to school, it is recommended that active transportation is used to get to school as much as possible. Walking and rolling the whole way or part of the way will reduce traffic around the school.

We have many great programs and resources designed to help students who are walking, rolling or being driven to school. Visit our website to learn more about OSTA’s Walking School Bus, Walk-a-Block maps, Walk & Roll Meetup, Walking Route Maps, and Pedestrian Safety Tips.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through another unprecedented school year.