More students will be bused

The Rainy River District School Board approved, at its June 27 meeting, that a change in transportation policy be moved forward for stakeholder consultation.
Eligibility for transportation would be increased for students in Grades 1-3 by reducing the walk distance to their appropriate school from 1.6 km to one kilometre.
The board currently operates an efficient transportation network that is integrated with the Northwest Catholic District School Board.
Developing an optimum transportation service requires finding the best balance in utilizing the school buses while meeting acceptable parameters.
It is expected that the increase in Grades 1-3 transportation service would not result in additional costs to the board.
The change in transportation policy also would mirror the current policy of the coterminous board.
During the consultation process, copies of the proposed transportation policy will be available for public review at the board office next to Robert Moore School.
It also is on the board’s website at
The policy is scheduled to be presented for approval at the board meeting on Sept. 5.
The Rainy River District School Board provides door-to-door service for junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten students.
Bus drivers within the district safely travel a total of roughly 7,000 km transporting students to and from school each day.