School bus is­sues im­prov­ing

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE SCHOOL bus is­sue is yet to dis­ap­pear into the pages of his­tory but while some stu­dents strug­gle to adapt to the new times, oth­ers are re­joic­ing at im­proved ser­vices.

Isis Dis­trict State High School co-prin­ci­pal Brett Ka­vanagh said all he wanted was for stu­dents to ar­rive on time.

“We’re work­ing with bus com­pa­nies and the Depart­ment of Trans­port but I think this has got­ten more at­ten­tion than it prob­a­bly de­serves,” Mr Ka­vanagh said.

“Ev­ery day it is get­ting bet­ter and in com­ing weeks I’m sure it will be fine. The core is­sue is kids weren’t get­ting to school on time and that is my only re­quest.”

A let­ter from the school to par­ents said the depart­ment had con­ducted stu­dent counts on buses and found all buses to be op­er­at­ing within “ac­cept­able stu­dent num­ber of tol­er­ance lim­its”.

The depart­ment’s def­i­ni­tion is three pri­mary school chil­dren to a twoseater and one sec­ondary stu­dent to one seat.

Some bus runs have changed com­pletely, with the in­flux of Year 7 stu­dents adding to over­crowd­ing.

But while North Isis stu­dents may spend much longer on a bus than last year, Mr Ka­vanagh said other stu­dents ben­e­fited.

“Woodgate now runs two buses, so they’re re­ally happy,” he said.

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