Bus Fees impact many households. Recent changes from Bill 1 will have several impacts that should concern us. I believe that the main issue is a loss of control over local authorities setting costs. Another is Bus Fees.
Starting this fall, Rural Students living 2.4 km from their designated schools will not incur a charge for riding the bus.
At the same time, Bus Fees for students in Spruce Grove living less than 2.4 km away from their designated school will see their bus fee increase by 20%!
Rank the options in the comment section below: 1 = best option, 2= 2nd best, 3=3rd best 4=least favourite
A. Reduce spending on other programs to offset rising bus fees.
B. Increase the maximum rate charged per family for bus fees. (Currently capped at $775 per family)
C. Increase the fee to attend a school other than the designated school.
D. Increase bus fees for rural riders that live less than 2.4 km from their designated school to match the fee charged to Spruce Grove riders that live less than 2.4 km from their designated school.
Thanks for taking the time to engage.
Adam McArthur-Candidate to Represent Spruce Grove as School Trustee PSD No. 70