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OSTA Bell time change for September 2015 and walk zone changes

posted Mar 4, 2015, 10:29 AM by Tracy Mertz
In 2012, based on recommendations from the Ministry's Efficiency and Effectiveness Review, OSTA began its transformation project to harmonize walk zone maps and re-align bell times throughout its system. The first step was to create new policies governing how these steps were to be undertaken, including the consultation and approval process for each part of the project. The result was the Bell Time Management Policy T19, an amendment to the Transportation Services T14 procedure for standardized hazard criteria and assessment methodology and the Consultation Policy G14. The changes for our school include a change in start time to 8:30 a.m. and end time 3:00 p.m.   Please see attached memo for full details
There is a major change in the Walk Zone
Please visit to view the FINAL walk zone maps online. Each school also has a summary of re-assessments and outcomes based on feedback gathered during consultation. A hard copy of the 800 m (kindergarten) and/or 1.6 km (grades 1-8) walk zone map(s) are available at the school for viewing.

More detailed information can be found on our website at