PRESS RELEASE:-The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to advise the general public that the school transportation subsidy programme for Secondary Schools will officially resume on Tuesday 5th September, 2017. The Ministry, therefore, wishes to inform parents and guardians whose children are beneficiaries of the programme that students will be notified of their assigned buses on Monday 4th September, 2017, and buses will begin to service their assigned routes on Tuesday 5th, September, 2017.

Meantime the programme for the Stanley Jon Odlum Memorial Secondary School, which includes students of the former Jon Odlum Secondary and George Charles Secondary Schools, is currently being reviewed and will resume on Monday September 11th, 2017. The programme for the Vieux Fort and Soufriere Special Education Centres will commence on Monday 4th September, 2017 using the same buses as in the last school year.

All drivers contracted for the new school year need to report to their assigned schools on Monday 4th September, 2017 in order to collect their list of assigned students. The Ministry looks forward to the cooperation of all parties.