“These new buses will provide safe, comfortable transportation for students while lowering operating costs for districts and ensuring that these savings can be directed into classrooms,” says Minister of Education Peter Fassbender.
In 2012, $1,340,161 was provided for 12 new buses in the North Peace, while the South Peace got funding for four new buses.
When School District 60 finalized its Five-Year Capital Plan, Secretary Treasurer Doug Boyd said if the new buses were approved before Christmas, they would likely be delivered in early 2014.
While the new buses are good news, the need to implement a fee for transporting rural students still looms over the school district. The SD60 Board met with MLA Pat Pimm and Education Minister Peter Fassbender Monday in the hopes of finding a solution.