Important Update Regarding Bus Service for Clarington, Northumberland and Peterborough

Aug. 21, 2019

 

Parents/Guardians whose children rely on bus transportation in Clarington, Northumberland and Peterborough, please read the important message below by Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario:

We want to provide this update to inform our parents of ongoing negotiations with our transportation providers.

Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO) operates transportation services for 26,100 students every day on behalf of the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, and the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

Daily service is delivered by local school bus companies contracted by STSCO, and we have been in discussion with our providers for a number of months to reach new contract terms.

Negotiations are continuing and we are working towards reaching an agreement with local school bus operators for the coming school year.

It is our goal to arrive at new contracts that recognize the important and professional service our bus drivers provide in transporting our students safely to and from school.

We remain optimistic that normal bus service will be in place for students for the start of the school year. Should this situation change, we will inform parents/guardians as soon as possible.

Regular updates on this matter will be posted by STSCO at stsco.ca and on Twitter at @stsco_ca and shared by the school boards and local media.

Note: These negotiations do not impact on bus transportation to our Kawartha Lakes family of schools.