Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating Program Suspended

Last Updated on: 24th August 2021, 02:01 pm

OSTA has suspended the Empty Seat/Courtesy Seating Program this year due to complex contact tracing protocols, seating plans and physical distancing requirements on buses. We will resume the program when it’s feasible to do so.

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.

Please see OSTA’s resources designed to help students who will be walking, rolling or being driven: Walking School Bus, Walk-a-Block, Walk&Roll Meetup, Walk to School Routes, and Pedestrian Safety Tips.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this unprecedented back-to-school planning process.