Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
CtK busing issue not up for debate again
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 5 Apr 2006, p. 11

Full Text

A second attempt to get Georgetown South busing for Christ the King School students considered as an annual exception to the Catholic school board's transportation policy, was quashed by trustees at their meeting last week. Halton Hills Trustee Irene McCauley said in an interview Wednesday, an attempt by a Burlington trustee, Bob Van de Vrande, to rescind the April 2002 motion, which gave permanent busing to the students based on safety hazards, was defeated in a 5-3 vote. The three trustees who voted to rescind the motion, McCauley said, have never been to Georgetown and have not seen the traffic and environment problems students face when walking to school each day. The four, who supported McCauley, she said, are longtime trustees like her (25 years) or are familiar with the area. So, the status quo prevails, McCauley said, and the issue will not be debated again. "We don't have to worry about this again." Ironically, Van de Vrande was the seconder of McCauley's original April 2002 motion. Earlier this month, the board's lawyer ruled that the motion was the board's policy, and staff's contention that busing for Georgetown South students should be considered as an annual exception to the transportation policy, was in error.

Gamble, Cynthia
Media Type:
Item Types:
Date of Publication:
5 Apr 2006
Personal Name(s):
McCauley, Irene
Corporate Name(s):
Christ the King School
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Halton Hills Public Library
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

CtK busing issue not up for debate again