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Enhancing Transportation

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An important feature of HWDSB’s Program Strategy is providing greater choice of programs within a student’s local school as well as enhancing transportation to those programs intended for a few students.  Adding transportation to Tier 3 programs will require a change to the Transportation Policy.  Policy changes will be processed in the 2013-2014 school year.

Administration recommends transportation be provided for students living further than 3.2 km from:

  • their home school
  • a Tier 3 program in accordance with the program’s approved boundaries (see Appendix B)

The following assumptions were considered when estimating the cost of enhanced transportation:

  • Current contract rates
  • Current student population
  • Estimated student access to HSR by cluster
  • Estimated percentage of students requiring transportation to each program
  • Currently proposed program locations

Estimated annual incremental costs for enhanced access

Programs

Costs

Tier 3 Programs (not including FI)

$407,000

Tier 3 Interventions

$158,000

French Immersion*

$300,000

Total

$865,000

*The projected increase in costs relates to the increased number of students receiving transportation services

The projected costing was based on a service parameter that includes centralized group stop locations for large black and yellow vehicles. In some rural cases, Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Service (HWSTS) will examine the student residence locations and establish a reasonable compromise, which may include a home stop.

Walking Distance

Ancaster HIgh

Ancaster High

Dundas

Dundas

Glendale

Glendale

New North Secondary

New North Secondary

New North Secondary

New South Secondary

Orchard Park

 Orchard Park

Saltfleet

Saltfleet

Sherwood

Sherwood

Sir Allan MacNab

Sir Allan MacNab

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Waterdown

Waterdown

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Updated on Friday, November 01, 2013.
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