Busing Changes in Pincher Creek & Lundbreck
For the past 9 years, bussing services for Livingstone Range School Division (LRSD) students living in Pincher Creek and Lundbreck have been provided by First Student Canada ULC. A recent LRSD transportation financial review revealed that the division cannot afford the current contract with First Student. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, LRSD students in these areas will be bussed by LRSD-employed bus drivers on LRSD-owned buses.
“Our experience with First Student has been excellent,” says LRSD Associate Superintendent of Business Services Jeff Perry. “Competent and dedicated bus drivers have got our students to and from school safely and on time. The decision to end the LRSD contract with First Student is entirely financial.”
Senior Vice President of First Student Kim Worster comments on the changes. “We are saddened to no longer be able to provide transportation services to LRSD after this school year,” she says. “We want to thank LRSD and its staff for many years of a great partnership. We will be here to assist with the transition, as well as any other operational requirements going forward.”
Kim continues, “First Student remains committed to staying in the community and providing service to our other contracts and to continue providing community-related charter trips.”
LRSD seeks to continue working with bus drivers in these areas. “We invite you to be part of the LRSD Team and be a part of the local solution to student transportation in our division,” says Jeff.
A Livingstone Range School Division employment information package for bus drivers is available by contacting Sandy at 403-625-3356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about busing registration and routes for families will be available for the 2019-2020 school year.