March 7, 2018 6:33 pm

Low attendance rates at Public and Catholic schools as school buses remain shut-down

March 8 will mark the fourth day-in-a-row that all school buses will be cancelled in Regina and Moose Jaw.

Adrian Raaber / Global News
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March 8 will mark the fourth day-in-a-row that all school buses will be cancelled in Regina and Moose Jaw.

Both Public and Catholic school division’s have seen lower attendance rates as the bus transportation services have been shut-down since Monday, March 5 due to heavy snow-fall in Saskatchewan.

On March 5, the attendance rate for Regina Public Schools dropped from a normal 90 per cent to a shocking 68.8 per cent, with 73 per cent in attendance on Tuesday.

Some Regina Catholic Schools saw an attendance rate as low as 20 per cent, although most were higher, sitting around 60-80 per cent.

Moose Jaw’s Holy Trinity Catholic School Division saw only half of their student population on March 5, with an increased attendance on March 6 with 73 per cent of students present.

Although the absent totals are not a direct result of the cancelled school-buses as some families do provide alternate transportation and illnesses were taken into account, the school boards are hoping that bus transportation services can be provided again as soon as possible.

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