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Lethbridge East MLA chairing new Alberta student transportation committee

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Lethbridge’s lone United Conservative MLA will chair a new provincial task force focusing on the future of student transportation in Alberta.

The members will look at student safety, costs, eligibility, partner collaboration, and the responsibility of school authorities.

Their scope of work will cover busing for students attending publicly funded schools in urban and rural communities. Members will also consider various service delivery models and services for students with disabilities when developing their recommendations.

Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf says he’s thrilled to be part of this committee, noting there is ample opportunity to improve Alberta’s current student transportation system.

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“A key component of the elementary and secondary student experience in Alberta is the transportation services we provide to them. The reliability and efficiency of busing systems has a significant impact on student engagement in rural and urban areas. I am thrilled to begin exploring ways through this committee that we can improve this often understated but crucial service,” says Neudforf.

Officials with Alberta Education met with school authorities across the province when developing the new education funding model saying it became clear at that time student transportation needed further conversations and review.

The task force also includes 13 members from the student transportation industry in the province along with 5 MLAs, including Neudorf.

The task force will provide their recommendations to the Education Minister this fall.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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