School bus delays and cancellations
Transportation to and from school is provided by Service de transport de Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services (STWDSTS). STWDSTS has inclement weather procedures for school buses which are common for all five school boards in the Wellington-Dufferin region.
The decision to cancel buses is made by STWDSTS after consultation with the Bus Operators. The school board does not make the decision to cancel buses.
The STWDSTS website contains the most up-to-date information on school bus delays and cancellations. Cancellations will also be tweeted @stwdsts. An email will be sent to those subscribed to STWDSTS delays and cancellations.
STWDSTS will post information on bus cancellations on the STWDSTS website by 6:30 a.m. Information on school closures due to bus cancellations (i.e. schools that are dependent on bus transportation) will also be posted to the STWDSTS website.
PLEASE NOTE: The school board does not post information about bus delays or cancellations on the school board website or social media. Please follow STWDSTS for information on school bus delays or cancellations.
STWDSTS defines four divisions across Upper Grand for transportation services and notifies the public of delays and cancellations by division:
- Division One (Yellow) – “South Wellington and the City of Guelph”
- Division Two (Blue) – “Centre Wellington, the Town of Erin and the Town of Rockwood”
- Division Three (Pink) – “North Wellington”
- Division Four (Green) – “Dufferin County”
Information on transportation cancellations due to severe weather is also made available through local radio stations.
In a situation where school buses are cancelled but schools are open, parents should always assess weather and road conditions and make their own decision to send their children to school, or not. Parents are not expected to drive their children to school in bad weather.