Frequently Asked Questions

The GGAM IBT Bussing Committee was incorporated in April 2002 as a not-for-profit organization. The Committee consists of parent volunteers, parents of students that attend the IBT Program at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School and Allan A. Martin Senior Public School and who are in the bussing program. In 2013, the GGAM IBT Bussing program was expanded to include students in the GDM program at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School. The parent volunteers dedicate their personal time to administer and manage the bussing program for approximately 500 students.

If you are interested in volunteering or joining the Committee, please email:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you know what the stops are for next year?

No, we are unable to provide this specific information until mid-July. In general, the bus start times vary from anywhere between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. for arrival at school by 7:45-7:50 a.m. If there are more students in one area, the stops would be designed to have students picked up at a central location and within 1 km walking distance from their residence.

Can I enrol for a one-way transportation only and pay a reduced fee?

No, we do not provide this option. The cost of transportation is based on a return trip.

Can I make one payment or change the payment plan?

No, we request that you maintain the plan as posted.

Am I entitled to a discount if I have more than one child in the bussing program?

No, the fees are calculated based on total bus cost divided by the total number of riders.

Will my deposit be returned if my son/daughter is not accepted into the IBT program?

Yes, you will receive a full refund if your son/daughter is not accepted in the IBT program and you must inform us as soon as possible of this situation.

When can I withdraw from the bussing program to get a full refund?

You must withdraw before May 31. After May 31, there are no exceptions to refunds.

What if I move during the school year?

If you move during the school year, we attempt to place your son/daughter on an existing route and at an existing bus stop, on a bus that has room. There is no guarantee that you will have transportation. There is no refund issued if we are unable to provide you transportation for the balance of the year. There is an administration fee of $50 for a change of address request that must be received prior to arrangements being made.

What if my son/daughter decides not to pursue the IBT/GDM program any longer?

There are no refunds issued after May 31. There are no exceptions to this rule.

How do I sign up for bussing?

At the top of this page click on the blue button “Bussing Agreement”, this will take you to the bussing application and then onto the online registration form. Complete the form and after it has been submitted you will receive an email confirming your registration. Follow the instructions that will be sent to you via email. Registration closes April 30th.

Do you have bussing in Brampton? Mississauga?

The current bussing area is the city limits of Mississauga. As of June 2015, bussing from Brampton will be discontinued due to lack of students travelling from this area.

We are waiting at the bus stop and the bus seems to be late, who do I call?

Call First Student at 905-270-0561. Tell them which route and stop you are on and they will tell you if the bus is late (bus could be late because of traffic, it broke down, or had other problems). The number can also be found on your bus pass.

What if sometimes my son/daughter needs to stay late at school for some activities?

The parents are responsible for the transportation of their son/daughter if there are activities before or after school.

Will the bus come into my housing complex?

Buses do not go into housing complexes as the streets are generally very narrow.

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