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Future of school buses in the Central Okanagan open for input

October 14, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Transportation to and from schools in the Central Okanagan is changing, but the future of school buses in the area is open for input.

Through the Transportation Steering Committee, Central Okanagan Public Schools is opening a public consultation to determine the future of busing in the community.

“Currently, the District allocates $3.1 million in operating funding to transportation that it could allocate to other priorities, such as educational supports,” a Central Okanagan Public Schools press release reads. “The District encourages all families, including those who do not receive bus service, to participate in these consultations to inform decisions as the board sets transportation service levels and determines its budget priorities for future school years."

Central Okanagan Public Schools released its consultation timeline on Friday, Oct. 11. The public survey will run Oct. 15 to Oct. 28, with recommendations published to the transportation review website Dec. 2.

Several drop-in public meetings to review the recommendations are planned from Dec. 3 to Dec. 12 while the public survey on the recommendations runs Dec. 2 to Dec. 23.

Final recommendations to the policy committee and a board of education decision on those recommendations is set for February 2020.

For a full list of drop-in public meetings, visit the School District 23 website.

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