Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating temporarily suspended

Last Updated on: 10th January 2023, 03:49 pm

The Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program has been temporarily suspended due to an ongoing driver shortage resulting in disruptive long-term and short-term cancellations. The situation will be re-evaluated in November once transportation services have stabilized.

If parents need to find 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 and provide a mask-free experience.

We have many great programs and resources designed to help students who will be 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 this unprecedented back-to-school planning process.