OSTA/Busing Information

OSTA/Busing Information
Posted on 09/01/2017
OSTAOSTA Updated Procedure for Empty Seat Applications:  OSTA will be responsible for managing all applications, approvals and assignments for empty seats (courtesy seating).  The application form and procedures are available on the OSTA website at the link below.  Students applying for an empty seat should send their forms directly to OSTA via email at, or fax their form to 613-224-8840.

Empty Seat (Seat Availability) Provision

Transportation Information During the Summer Months:  Please note that the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be open during the summer months from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  OCDSB parents should contact OSTA directly during the summer months if they have questions about transportation or changes to their children’s address or caregiver information.

Transportation Information During the Fall:  Parents should be advising schools directly of any changes to student home or caregiver address.  Please remind parents that OSTA will require a minimum of three business days to implement a change to transportation services, longer for transportation to two homes in a joint custody situation.  During the month of September, we ask for your assistance in advising parents of new transportation information, due to the volume of changes processed through OSTA at the busy start-up period.  You may also direct them to the online Parent Portal

Safety Day Event:  Watch for the OSTA Safety Day in August.  The closest location for D. Roy Kennedy PS Students is being held at Woodroffe HS.

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