Saturday, December 4, 2010

Daily Gleaner: Education minister believes officials followed transportation policies


Education Minister Jody Carr says he's confident school officials acted appropriately before an incident that saw two charter buses carrying students pulled off the roads.

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"I am satisfied that appropriate policies were followed by District 2 and Marshview Middle School to ensure student safety while on an out-of-province field trip," Carr said Friday.

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Safety continues its investigation into the incident that saw two buses owned by Prestige Bus Service of Sackville ordered off the road by authorities in Nova Scotia. The drivers were each ticketed for "operating a vehicle not equipped as required by law."

"I am awaiting the results of the Department of Public Safety's investigation into the charter company's violation of the Motor Vehicle Act," Carr said.