All school bus runs have been cancelled in the Quesnel School District for Tuesday, Nov. 17. (File photo)

School buses cancelled in Quesnel

The Quesnel School District has deemed most rural bus routes unsafe for school bus travel Nov. 17

  • Nov. 17, 2020 12:00 a.m.

All school bus runs are cancelled today (Tuesday, Nov. 17) in Quesnel and area.

The Quesnel School District has announced on its Facebook page and its website that buses are cancelled because the roads have been deemed unsafe for school bus travel.

The school district’s policy is to cancel bus runs if the roads have been deemed unsafe or if temperatures are -32 C or colder.

“At approximately 5 a.m., the transportation department determined, in consultation with appropriate sources, that most rural bus routes were unsafe for school bus travel,” according to the school district’s website. “Student safety is our top priority.”

Schools are open, and teachers will be in attendance at the schools.

“Where there is sufficient attendance, regular instruction will take place,” according to the school district. “However, if all students cannot attend, the regular program will not be offered, and students attending will receive instructional support, be offered study sessions and/or review.”

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