OSTA Update - Joint Custody Arrangements

posted Apr 21, 2015, 4:05 AM by Donald Nault

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has a NEW policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes.  Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation.  A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule.  Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety.  Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.  The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is JUNE 1, 2015.  All other requests will be processed after September 15 2015.  All documents (application, transportation schedule calendar, FAQ, policy and procedure)  are posted online  at: http://ottawaschoolbus.ca/policies/transportation-for-students-in-a-joint- custody-arrangement-and-having-two-homes

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