Late/Cancelled Bus Notifications

Late/Cancelled Bus Notifications 

CCRCE posts late and cancelled bus information both on this web page and through text notifications.

To receive texts,

  1. Please verify your SMS contact information is up to date in Power School, and you have selected SMS as a communication preference.
  2. Opt-in with our service provider by texting Y to the shortcode 978338. To opt out at any time, text STOP, END, CANCEL, QUIT, UNSUBSCRIBE, ARRET to 978338.

Why is my bus late or cancelled?

We recognize that bus delays and cancellation cause disruption to family schedules, and please know we are working to limit delays as much as possible. CCRCE is experiencing a bus driver shortage similar to other sectors also feeling labour shortages.

Although we have full time drivers, we have limited casual bus drivers. This means when a driver is sick or off work for personal reasons we have limited options to back-fill drivers. This challenge is across the CCRCE region.

When a driver is not available for a bus run, the transportation team reviews the impacted areas and works hard to impact the least number of students possible. For example, we can employ the following strategies to reduce impact, including the following:

  1. We can ask drivers to double-up a run, and cover off a route where a driver is sick
  2. We can consolidate two bus runs into one, if space is available and the routes are close to one another

Please know, we are actively attempting to recruit more drivers. Some of the actions we have taken include:

  • Actively reaching out to encourage new recruits via traditional media, social media and web-based ads.
  • Transferring licensed drivers from other roles/departments within CCRCE.
  • Reaching out to outside busing contractors.
  • Connecting with recent retirees and past spare drivers.
  • Sharing drivers from our other families of schools as available.
  • Moving drivers around to reduce the impact on one particular run if that driver is off for multiple days.
  • Recruiting at local job fairs.

We are urgently looking to hire bus drivers. If anyone is interested, please apply online at www.ccrce.ca or call (902) 897-8900.

Late/Cancelled Buses for:

Friday,  February 3, 2023

Celtic Family

Bus #259 driven by Mary Elliott is running 20-25 minutes late Monday Jan. 30 2023 AM only


Chignecto Family

Bus # 42 driven by Greg Matthews is running approximately 1 hour late in AM for  Parrsboro Elementary and High School

Cobequid Family

Nova Family

Bus #927 driven by Teresa Nelson will not be running Friday, February 3rd for Uniacke District & Avonview High School.

 

 

 

 

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