WHO DETERMINES THE WALKING DISTANCE FROM HOME TO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS?

The Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board determine walk distance policies for students. These walk distances are:

• Grades JK – 8:   1.6 km

• Grades 9 – 12: 3.2 km

Parents/guardians of students within the designated walk distances are responsible for the safe arrival of their student to school. Measurements from home to school are calculated from the residential property line closest to the school, to the closest entrance to school property using publicly owned roads and walkways.

If your primary address is within these walk distances, you are not eligible for transportation.

See SCSTC Policy TE01

 

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