Business as usual for most buses
MOST of Queensland's 2000-strong school bus fleet will be ready to roll on Monday despite the flood devastation.
The Department of Education and Training is working with Southern Cross Transit and TransLink to ensure that students who are affected by continuing road closures are able to safely access schools on the first day of Term 1.
Metropolitan region director Chris Rider said yesterday that discussions with Southern Cross Transit and principals of affected schools were continuing to determine the safest and most efficient way to transport students until all roads were cleared.
“Parents will be kept informed of options available to them through school websites and transport company websites,” he said.
“If parents have any questions about transport to schools in flood-affected areas, they are encouraged to contact their principal to discuss the matter.”
The Ipswich Grammar School and Ipswich Girls' Grammar School charter bus service will operate on the normal timetable. However, services that usually travel via Colleges Crossing may be required to travel via Centenary Highway.