School District 58 adding a late bus to give rural students the opportunity to participate in after-school activities.
Superintendent Stephen McNiven says the pilot-project will begin in April, adding another bus to Douglas Lake, and both the Coldwater and Shakan Indian Band reserves on both Tuesdays and Thursdays after 5pm.
"The after-school program at Central Elementary finishes around 5:15pm, so a bus will pick up any students that need to head out from there, and then head over to the high school. From there, the three buses will head out in the three different directions. It's going to be a bit of a work in progress to start, but we will be monitoring it, and adjustments could be made along the way."
If the late buses are well utilized, McNiven says the district could look at making them permanent for the 2018/19 school year.