October 26, 2015 – MLA Foster says cancelled school buses not his concern

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School_BusVICTORIA – Budget cuts imposed by local MLA Eric Foster and the B.C. Liberal government have forced the Vernon School District to cut important school bus services.

“Mr. Foster is plain wrong to tell his constituents – parents and kids – that cuts to school bus service has nothing to do with his government. The fact is, this cut has everything to do with the B.C. Liberals slashing $54 million from school districts from the provincial budget, “said Rob Fleming the New Democrat spokesperson for education.

After a family in the Lumby area raised concerns that their children have to be driven 17 kilometres to the nearest bust stop to get to school, Liberal MLA Eric Foster said, “parents need to contact the school district and not me.”

The loss of rural school bus service and the impact it is having on our education system is the consequence of the ‘low-hanging fruit’ that Premier Christy Clark suggested could be cut from already besieged school district budgets.

The B.C. New Democrats believe that parents and students deserve better than what they‘re getting from MLA Foster and his B.C. Liberal government.