There may be times during the school year where it may be necessary
to cancel student transportation services due to adverse weather conditions.
NSTS gathers information on road and weather conditions from a wide variety of sources,
including Environment Canada, the bus companies, various municipal and regional agencies
and from staff performing checks on selected routes to experience the road conditions first hand.
NSTS considers the actual weather conditions, the forecasted weather and the projected impact
on road conditions during the peak student transportation windows. Once all available information has been collected
and reviewed and it is determined that students cannot be safely transported to school,
or home from school at the end of the day, the decision to cancel student transportation is made by NSTS.
Every attempt is made to provide the public with information on bus cancellations
by the 6:00 a.m. radio news report. The announcement will be posted on the front page of
this website as well as the DSBN and NCDSB websites,
as well as on the following radio and television stations:
CKTB (610 AM) St. Catharines
CHRE (105.7 FM) St. Catharines
WAVE (94.7 FM) Hamilton
CHTZ-FM (97.7 FM) St. Catharines
CKOC (1150 AM) Hamilton
CKEY (105.1 FM) Niagara Falls/Fort Erie
CHML (900 AM) Hamilton
K-LITE-FM (102.9 FM) Hamilton
CHAM (820 AM) Hamilton
GIANT FM (91.7 FM) Welland
CH – Hamilton
Citytv Breakfast Television
The Board Director of Education makes the decision to cancel schools. School closure information is announced in the manner as outlined above, as well as posted on the School Board website.
Please note that parents or guardians make the final decision on
whether or not to send their child to school in inclement weather conditions.