Cancellation of urban bus routes a last resort for GSSD

A bus with the Good Spirit School Division drops off students at Miller School on Feb. 5. The school division cancelled all rural bus routes on Jan. 30 due to the cold weather, along with all urban routes in Melville and Yorkton. Division administration is reviewing its decision to cancel the urban routes since that affected students’ safety.

The recent cancellation of public school buses in urban centres due to the weather frustrates the director of education for the Good Spirit School Division (GSSD), since such decisions can negatively affect students’ safety. With temperatures plunging to -45 degrees Celsius with the wind chill on Jan. 30, the division…