Proposed bus restrictions concerns HPSD board of trustees

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Proposed restrictions for busing students to school have drawn concern from the board of High Prairie School Division.

At its monthly meeting June 20, the board shared strong opposition to the government proposal regarding the eligibility by distance, states a news release from HPSD.

“Some trustees noted that the eligibility by distance as presented did not take into account rural school authorities and it would not be reasonable to refuse busing to students in Grade 6 and above who live within the 1.6-2.4 km distance from their designated school,” says Tammy Henkel, who chairs the board.

“Remote locations with limited walkability are the reality and norm for many, if not most, rural schools.”

Discussion was initiated from a survey on the issue presented to trustees at the spring meeting of the Alberta School Boards Association.

 

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