Monday, September 19, 2016

Prince Rupert families to see cost reduction on School transportation passes

School District 52 has expanded on
their plans to reduce the cost for
students using School Bus transportation
in Prince Rupert 
Last week we outlined the details of a partnership between Metlakatla, Port Edward and School District 52 to provide for transportation for students from the two communities to schools in Prince Rupert.

That however is not the only transportation news to come out of the School District offices over the course of the last seven days.

Last week SD52 also offered up some background on how students that live within the city limits in Prince Rupert will gain benefit from an arrangement between the City and the School district, an arrangement which will see the cost of the monthly school bus pass reduced by 10 dollars, making the new cost thirty dollars per pass.

Funding from the initiative has been taken from the recent increase in transportation funding announced by the Ministry of Education, the fare reduction plan is subject to the approval of District's Transportation plan by the Ministry.

School Board Chair Tina Last offered up some thoughts on how the new funding assistance could assist parents across the District.

“The School District is grateful to the Ministry of Education for the funding that has allowed us to implement this reduced student bus pass fare,” ...“We know that many families have been looking at options for transporting their students to school following the cancellation of the district’s bus service this year. Our hope is that students will be able to make use of the City bus service on a regular basis.”

You can review the announcement from last week here, more background on items of interest from School District 52 can be found on our archive page.

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