Important Info for Parents!

Potential new school hours at Jockvale for Sept 09 – according to a new report from the OCDSB

The School Board has released a new report – Possible Changes to Transportation for 09/10 Consultation.

As part of the new Transportation Consortium with the Catholic School Board there are recommendations to change the start/end time of 22 schools in our board including Jockvale Elementary, in order to find savings in the cost of busing.

Recommendations include:   Barrhaven – Full Scale Tiered Routing Strategy

                                                     08/09 Bell Times     New Bell Times      Difference

Mary Honeywell PS                8:00 – 2:30                   8:45 – 3:15                   45 min
Farley Mowat PS                     8:00 – 2:30                   8:45 – 3:15                  45 min
Berrigan PS                             8:00 – 2:30                   8:45 – 3:15                  45 min
Adrienne Clarkson PS           8:15 – 2:45                   8:45 – 3:15                   30 min

Jockvale ES                           8:30 – 3:00                    9:15 – 3:45                    45 min
Cedarview MS                        9:15 – 3:45                    9:15 – 3:45                    0 min
Barrhaven PS                         8:45 – 3:15                     9:15 – 3:45                   30 min

Estimated savings:  Proposed routing strategy will eliminate 11 OCDSB buses @ approx 36,000 = $396,000. 

Our School Board is in the Consultation Process with final approval expected in April 2009.

To provide input regarding these recommendations, you may e-mail your comments to: admin@ottawaschoolbus.ca   Att: Roy Wierenga, General Manager
**Please be sure to include the name of your school if you are providing comments**

Please attend the next council meeting to discuss this issue more or send your feedback to feedback@jockvaleschoolcouncil.ca  

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