The Annual First Rider Program is presented by the Operator’s Association each August just before school begins. It provides first time riders and their families with an introduction to school bus riding procedures and safety through a videotape presentation, a question and answer session, and a bus ride for the family. It is a free program open to both riders and children who walk to school. Registration details with dates, times and locations are provided in May to all schools and the local media.


ANNUAL First Rider Program
Tuesday August 27th, 2019

The ride program starts at 9:00 am and goes until 12:00 pm (noon). Parents should allow 1 hour for the ride program during which time children watch a video on riding the bus, take part in a question and answer period, and then take a short ride on a school bus (this is the only time parents may ride the bus with their child).

To find a First Rider Location near you, please click here.

To register for the First Rider Program, please click here.

For general information and FAQ’s about First Rider transportation, please click here.

OECM School Bus Rider Safety Training Program, please click here.

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