Bus Disruptions

Bus Disruptions

September 14, 2020

Unfortunately, STSCO has informed us that the continued, severe bus driver shortage has resulted in more First Student bus routes being cancelled for the rest of this week (September 15-18). A full list of affected routes is available at http://www.stsco.ca/driver-shortage-cancellations.asp

 

Parent Update - Bus cancellations

We are sharing with parents that Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO) has advised of bus disruptions in local schools for Monday, Sept. 14.

Please see below for further information and where parents can find the most up to date details on any bus cancellations or route information.

 

Sept. 11, 2020

For Immediate Release

Driver shortages continue to cause bus disruptions in local schools

Nearly 40 bus routes cancelled for Monday, Sept. 14

PETERBOROUGH – Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO) says families should have back up transportation plans as close to 40 bus routes have been cancelled for Monday, Sept. 14 servicing local public and Catholic schools.

 

STSCO has been informed that, due to an area bus driver shortage, First Student bus company will have to cancel 38 school bus routes for both morning and afternoon runs on Monday, September 14, 2020.

 

The cancelled routes are listed on STSCO.ca by school.

 

Some local bus companies continue to have difficulty hiring and retaining drivers during the pandemic, an issue that many transportation consortia across Ontario are facing. As a result, STSCO warns that bus route cancellations and delays may be a daily occurrence in the weeks ahead.

Any disruptions will be posted on a daily basis on the STSCO website to give parents and guardians as much advance notice as possible.

Families in both Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board are asked to monitor STSCO.ca in the mornings and evenings, sign-up for automatic notifications and follow @stsco_ca on Twitter for information on cancellations and delays.