A candidate for the Area 1 trustee’s seat for the Rainbow District School Board has a challenge for all mayoral and councillor candidates: Find a way to provide free Sudbury Transit passes to elementary and high school students.
Travis Morgan said in a recent news release that transportation issues are preventing all students from equitably participating in extra-curricular activities. Removing the transportation barrier, he said, would help fill that gap.
The full text of Morgan’s release appears below.
I would like to issue a challenge to all councillor and mayor candidates.
Who would endorse having city bus passes free to all school students (when asked for clarification, Morgan said he was referring to elementary and high school students) during the school year to be able to partake in extracurricular activities?
There is a restraint on students who do not live near their schools in partaking in extracurricular activities and this is even worsened by those who can’t even afford to miss the school bus home, because there is no other way home.
Learn more about Travis Morgan by visiting his election page on Sudbury.com.