The result means parents may now be charged a transportation fee for parents and students who do not normally have to pay one. "This would be a devastating change for parents in Lethbridge who are used to not having this burden," says Chris Smeaton Supt with Holy Spirit Catholic School Division. For the 2019/2020 school year the school divisions anticipate paying around $2.8-million for Yellow School Bus Services and Administration. There is also close to $67,000 spent on charters such as field trips and almost $174,000 on AccessA-Ride. Special Needs Bus Operating Costs added up to $60,572.