Friday, January 13, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Planning for potential school bus cancellations

Parents need to have a backup plan for kids in case a bus is cancelled, say school divisions

Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

Buses in the Prairie South School Division and
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division were
cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday.

 By Lisa Goudy

Because of the extreme cold warnings in Moose Jaw the past two days, Clarke Baker has been starting work at 4 a.m. to see if he’s going to cancel school buses.

“I make a call around probably five or six in the morning,” said Baker. “We don’t want kids waiting because they can freeze.”

For the last five years of his eight total years working at Prairie South School Division (PSSD), he’s been the transportation manager and part of his duties include deciding when to cancel a bus.

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