School District 59 still grappling with bus dilemma - Alaska Hwy. News

April 13, 2015

Options on the table include sponsorship, changing routes — even closing schools.

It’s a three-year old problem: What do you do when your busing budget has been slashed by $750,000?

School District 59 (SD 59), Peace River South, is still grappling with this challenge, which stems from a funding formula change introduced by the Ministry of Education.

The change amounts to a 23 per cent reduction to what was a $3.3 million transportation budget.