Calculated distance

Calculated distance

February 29, 2016

29 February, 2016

We received a complaint that several students in the same neighbourhood were deemed ineligible for busing despite believing they lived within the school's distance requirements policy, and that the board would not provide the walk distance calculation to the complainant or other parents.

We received a complaint that several students in the same neighbourhood were deemed ineligible for busing despite believing they lived within the school's distance requirements policy, and that the board would not provide the walk distance calculation to the complainant or other parents. We made inquiries and confirmed that the students did live within the walk distance, but recommended the board be more transparent with its information and provide parents with the distance calculation upon request.