Empty Seat (Seat Availability) Provision – Suspended

Child getting on a school bus.

The Empty Seat Registration has been suspended

for the 2023-2024 school year.

Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Suspended for the 2023/24 School Year

Due to operational pressures and the ongoing driver shortage resulting in long-term cancellations, the Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program is suspended for the 2023/24 school year.

Active transportation is recommended to get to and from school as much as possible. Walking and rolling the whole way or part of the way (Walk-a-Block), will reduce traffic around the school and improve safety for all.

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

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.