Regina Public and Catholic Schools are teaming up for a pilot project that would see students from two schools be picked up by the same bus.
Ecole St. Elizabeth and Ecole Wascana Plains students who need to ride the bus will share a bus starting next school year.
Regina Public School Board Chairperson Katherine Gagne says there was a lot of public concern ahead of this announcement.
“We hear that (people) don’t want two school buses heading down the same road, and as boards, we realized we could actually save some money, put the kids together on the bus, get them some school, save some money and put that money back into the schools.”
Regina Catholic School Board Chairperson Rob Bresciani says timing wasn’t quite right for this project to involve P3 schools.
“There was a committee set up between the two school divisions, and I think they looked at where we were going to go, what was the best school to try initially, and that’s why the one in the east end (was chosen), with the dynamic of the school delivery and the students there, that’s the one that made the most sense.”
About 410 students at St. Elizabeth and 150 students at Wascana Plains will be sharing buses next school year.