SSRSB Transportation Department gets gold rating

Published on May 8, 2014

The South Shore Regional School Board (SSRSB) Transportation Department has received the Gold Award for exceptional performance at the Nova Scotia Pupil Transportation Conference.

It is the sixth year in a row that the SSRSB has received the Gold Award. The award was presented jointly by the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and Transportation Infrastructure & Renewal for exceptionally high scores in a number of safety and performance related areas. Total points awarded this year to the SSRSB were 197 out of a possible 200.

“We are thrilled with the Transportation Department staff at both sites for their dedication and hard work in achieving this very high standard of excellence,” said Superintendent of Schools, Geoff Cainen. “Student safety is important to the SSRSB and to be recognized by receiving the Gold Award is proof of our staffs’ commitment.”

The South Shore Regional School Board operates 87 buses, over 330 routes, employs 100 drivers (87 full-time drivers and 13 substitute drivers) and 16 full time Transportation staff, and transports approximately 6200 students on a daily basis.