A new school year has included a series of new busing challenges for Swift Current students and families.
With today the first full day of classes for all Swift Current students following a series of staggered starts, bus route refinements are now being explored to help alleviate identified issued in the system.
The Swift Current Comprehensive High School posted an updated set up pick up times for their five routes throughout the city, with first pickup times ranging between 8:28 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.
A posting on the Chinook School Division's website highlights that the student transportation system within the city of Swift Current has taken on significant changes as a result of Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and Chinook School Division merging their routes. In addition, the School Divisions have been working with a new bus service provider over the summer on pick-up points and rerouting scenarios to accommodate the needs of students and schools.
"In order to monitor the changes that were implemented, we have had personnel on site at various schools on the first few days of school this week. We are now in the midst of identifying possible refinements to improve service and minimize student after-school wait times," the notice on the Chinook website stated.
"We recognize this process takes some time and ask for your patience as we refine the system over the next week. We will communicate further information with families."