School bus issues improving
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.