Catholic students left waiting by school bus delay

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
June 14, 2018 - 10:54am Updated: June 14, 2018 - 4:49pm

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is apologizing for leaving dozens of students waiting for their bus this morning.

In a statement, the school division says a miscommunication resulted in the S-62 bus route not running at its scheduled time.  

The approximately 45-minute affected 59 students of St. Elizabeth Seton School. The S-62 bus route serves the Anders neighbourhood.

Officials with Red Deer Catholic say all students eventually transported to school safely.

“Once our Transportation Department was made aware of the situation, the bus was dispatched to complete the route,” their statement reads. “Vice-Principal, Curtis Lansing travelled the route to ensure all students were safe and transported to school. Also, school staff monitored to ensure students arrived safely at the school.”

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is looking into what caused the miscommunication, saying student safety is their priority.

The division employs a mobile app designed to send notifications if a school bus is delayed or cancelled. Bus delays and cancellations are posted on the division's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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