Response to June 5th School Bus Driver Incident
In response to the investigation and subsequent charges against the driver by the RCMP, we have taken the appropriate action to ensure our Safely Home commitment is upheld. Further to this, our operations manager and the school principal rode the bus with students this morning to ensure the children and parents felt safe and secure.
The Prairie Bus Lines family is devastated by what has happened and are deeply saddened at the thought of the possible worst case scenario. We are fully aware of the communication surrounding this incident and take everyone’s concern and anger very seriously.
We accountability for this incident and understand that we have let the school board, community, and most importantly, the students down. As a part of our thorough investigation we are reviewing our policies and procedures to determine what we could have done better so that this does not happen again in any of the communities in which we operate. We know that Prairie’s reputation is on the line and we will be working diligently to ensure we regain the community’s trust.
As stated by the Red Deer Public School District:
The District will continue to monitor the situation and take every precaution to assure parents and students that this is an unfortunate and isolated incident. The District and Prairie want to ensure student transportation services are safe for all of our students and will take every step to do so. http://bit.ly/2r3t4s1
Did you know?
We travel over 2.5 million kms. per year
We've been in business for over 60 years
We transport over 4,500 students Safely Home every day
We have a diverse operating Fleet
Our Safety Vision:
Safely Home is our deep conviction to safety, and it is the ultimate promise we make to each other, to our clients, and to the communities in which we operate.
We are located in Red Deer, Alberta. We provide transportation services and chartered trips to all of Canada and the USA.
Prairie Bus lines
Alberta, T4N 6M1
Tel: 1(403) 342-6390
Fax: 1(403) 342-2199